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Rardley Motors

Headley road, Grayshott, Hindhead, Surrey

GU26 6LB

1978 Ferrari 308 GTB steel body/dry sump ex Col.Ronnie Hoare. For Sale

Ordered on 22nd June 1978 for October 1978 production by the then Ferrari agents Maltin Car Concessionaires Ltd of Henley upon Thames for stock, one metallic Dino blue (106 A72) with beige(sand) hide VM3234 with corda (rope) carpets. The car was fully optioned with air conditioning , 7. 5" wide wheels, deep front spoiler and fog-lights. The factory confirmed order number F/ 275 five days later 27th June 1978. The car was completed and invoiced to Maranello Concessionaires Ltd on 19th October 1978, for delivery to the UK by truck. One of 211 officially imported with 121 remaining with just 7 in blue.

The car was first registered XPM 804T, on the 20th November 1978 by Ferrari dealers Maranello Concessionaires Ltd for use of the chairman a 65 year old Colonel Ronnie Hoare,-this happening to be his favourite colour combination and the car not having been a sold order by Maltin Car Concessionaires presumably-. The then list price (01. 05. 78) was £15, 500. 16 plus air conditioning, £600. 21, 7. 5” wide wheels £280. 80 and metallic paint £280. 80, deep spoiler £117. 00 and fog lights £56. 16 plus delivery, number plates and road tax.

An early example of steel bodied dry sump 308 GTB. A Unusually complete and detailed ownership and service history from new, with factory original service book, handbook , past invoices and MOT's supporting the mileage.
Just completing, in our own workshops, a suspension and brake overhaul, as well as a major service including valves clearances, new camshaft and auxiliary drive belts totalling £15, 000

The car is now registered Historic tax class, therefore exempt from ULEZ charges, MOT testing and taxing.

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