A notable aspect of the early 308 GTB was that, although still built by Carrozzeria Scaglietti, its bodywork was originally entirely made of glass-reinforced plastic , allowing a very light weight of 1,050 kg.

Between 1978 and 1986, the racing versions of the Ferrari 308 GTB rally were developed and produced in small numbers by Michelotto, a Ferrari dealer and race preparation workshop in Padua. Michelotto was owned and operated by Giuliano Michelotto.

The 308’s body was designed by Pininfarina’s Leonardo Fioravanti, who had been responsible for some of Ferrari’s most celebrated shapes to date such as the Daytona, the Dino and the Berlinetta Boxer. The 308 used elements of these shapes to create something very much in contrast with the angular Bertone-designed GT4. GTS models featured a removable roof panel with grained satin black finish, which could be stowed in a vinyl cover behind the seats when not in use.

The 308 was made famous by the television series Magnum, P.I. in which the series’ lead, Thomas Magnum (Tom Selleck) drove the car around Oahu for eight seasons while on his investigations, from 1980 to 1988. Several 308 GTS cars were used, a new one for each season, most being auctioned off after filming and all with the license plate “ROBIN 1”.

Season 1 – 1979 308GTS

Seasons 2–6 – 1981 308GTSi

Seasons 7–8 – 1984 308GTSi quattrovalvole

Awards : In 2004, Sports Car International named this car number five on the list of Top Sports Cars of the 1970s.

A two-door sports car with a beautiful design, a powerful engine and a unique look. With its opening lights, leather interior and interior system assembled from quality materials, you can tell it’s no ordinary car. It’s a special treat to be able to admire its impressive looks every day here in the showroom of the 365 Oldtimer Exhibition.

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