1981 Ferrari 308 GTSi

*Vendor supplied images*


  • European supplied before being exported to the USA
  • Fantastic colour combination of white over recently reupholstered red leather
  • Reportedly running and driving immensely well

The Appeal

If you’re a moustachioed private eye in Hawaii in need of some wheels, or else simply have a penchant for mid-engined Pininfarina Ferraris, we can heartily recommend this Europe supplied 308 GTSi. With a fuel injected 2926 cc V8 engine coupled to a ‘dogleg’ gated five-speed manual gearbox, this Ferrari offers an exciting driving experience. The unusual and rather fetching colour combination of white over red looks fantastic and is in keeping with its unashamedly ‘80s aesthetic.

Presented in very good and largely original condition, with Swiss service history and current Czech registration for the past thirteen years, we’re assured it is ready to be used and enjoyed.

The History and Paperwork

  • Supplied new to Europe although exported almost immediately to the USA
  • Returned to Switzerland in 1986
  • Accompanied by some Swiss service history
  • In present ownership for the past 13 years
  • Collection of registration and servicing paperwork present

The Interior

  • Red leather interior
  • Retrimmed in previous ownership
  • Nicely presented

The red leather upholstery looks fabulous against the white exterior and having been retrimmed is in fantastic condition. There’s barely any wear to be seen and this includes the seats, which look to have seen little use since they were recovered. The carpeting too looks great, with no heavy wear at all. There’s some slight patina to the controls, with the throttle pedal rubber having worn through on one edge.

All the instruments appear in great condition, as do the switches which exhibit some very slight wear. A Ferrari branded Blaupunkt stereo looks fabulous and this car is also equipped with air conditioning.

The Exterior 

  • Smart white paintwork in very good overall condition
  • Straight bodywork
  • Impeccably presented underside
  • Aftermarket alloy wheels
  • Removable roof panel

The 308’s Pininfarina styling is a favourite amongst enthusiasts and even to the uninitiated, its silhouette is instantly recognisable as a Ferrari. White really suits it and serves to highlight the black trims and the distinctive yellow Ferrari badges.

The paint finish looks to be really smart for its age and the bodywork is really straight too. Underneath, it looks to be in fantastic order with no sign of corrosion, damage or even much in the way of road grime. All the trim, lights and glass present well, as does the removable roof panel.

The Mechanics 

  • Mid-engined 
  • Fuel injected 2926 cc transverse V8 engine 
  • ‘Dogleg’ gated five-speed manual gearbox
  • 211 horsepower advertised by Ferrari

The vendor informs us that this Ferrari’s V8 runs smoothly, benefitting from its fuel injection system with no untoward noises or smoke. The engaging gearbox is said to shift really nicely without any rough spots.  We understand that the car has always been well maintained and it certainly presents really well under the engine hatch. It is reportedly wonderful to drive, with great handling and string acceleration.


This distinctive 308 GTSi is a great example and it’ll look great amidst any collection. Presented in really usable and largely original condition, it’s sure to turn heads wherever it goes.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1981
  • Make Ferrari
  • Model 308 GTSi
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 52,275 Kilometres
  • Engine size 2926
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Pisek
  • Country Czechia
Bidding history
3 bids from 2 bidders
  • johnson•••• €16,000 24/09/23
  • alain-b•••• €12,250 24/09/23
  • johnson•••• €12,000 24/09/23

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