1982 KGB111Y FERRARI 308 GTBi

From a private collection and showing just 12,683 miles by its three owners this rare 1 of 494 early Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injected models looks to be in lovely order

Bar a couple of stamps in the service book from the mid 80s, much of the early history of this 1982 Ferrari 308GTBi is not known, but the history file includes a receipt for the car “partly dismantled” and dated February 2008.

For some, rebuilding an incomplete quad-cam, mid-engined V8 thoroughbred Italian classic might be a little daunting, but the new owner was an engineer with his own precision engineering company and a considerable degree of enthusiasm: perfect man for the job.

The file includes invoices for a host of parts ranging from switches to window glass, engine lid grills to cam sprockets and correspondence touching on all manner of technical aspects of the car. The best bit has to be the discussion about the disappearance and subsequent recovery of a large chunk of horsepower. The happy ending is detailed in the accompanying dynamometer printout – from ZUL Racing - showing the car back to its factory 220bhp and a satisfyingly flat torque curve.

Attention to detail has produced a car that it as not only lovely to look at but raring to go. It might not be concours, but is smarter than most and would not let you down cruising the boulevards of Oahu, Hawaii or the mean streets of Manchester.
The mileage shown on the speedo is only 12,683 – which is believed to be correct, but cannot be guaranteed - and the car has had but three registered keepers.

KGB 111Y comes with its original owners handbook, service book showing two stamps, list of Ferrari dealers worldwide, four volumes of workshop manuals, a collection of invoices and the original chassis plate (not fitted) which matches the number stamped into the chassis. The colour is, of course, Rosso Corsa.

This is a car that has been carefully reconstructed by an enthusiast and skilled engineer for his own use and not just as a profit-making exercise.

Reg No: KGB111Y
Chassis Number: 42005
Engine Number: 42005
Engine Size: 2926

Estimate: £36,000+

Lot 27

Lot ended

Thursday 28/05/2020

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

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