26th Jul, 2023 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

Lot 65

1977 Ferrari 308 GTB 'Vetroresina'

Lot details

Registration No: ROP 868R
Chassis No: 20699
MOT: Exempt

  • Current ownership since 2013
  • 1 of Just 154 UK-supplied examples
  • Subject to c.£30,000 worth of restoration work by Foskers in 2018
  • Offered with a collection of invoices going back to 1981
  • 38,400 recorded miles and just 3 former keepers

Introduced at the 1975 Paris Salon, the Ferrari 308 GTB was styled by Leonardo Fioravanti of Pininfarina whose other credits included the Dino, Daytona and Berlinetta Boxer. Based around a tubular spaceframe chassis equipped with independent double-wishbone suspension, four-wheel disc brakes and rack and pinion steering, the first 808 examples wore glass-reinforced plastic (or Vetroresina in Italian) bodywork which was some 150kg lighter than the cheaper-to-produce steel skin that supplanted it. European-specification cars were fitted with a dry-sump version of Ferrari’s free-revving Tipo F106 AB 2.9-litre V8 engine, whereas those destined for America and Australia utilised a less powerful wet-sump unit (240bhp vs. 255bhp). Reputedly capable of 0-60mph in 6.7 seconds and 155mph, the Vetroresina represents the 308 GTB in its earliest and most desirable form. A real rarity, just 154 of the GRP-bodied projectiles were completed to UK RHD specification.

1 of only 154 right-hand drive dry sump UK cars ‘ROP 868R’ is a matching numbers car with 20699 chassis and engine numbers. Finished in Rosso Corsa with Nero hide, this 308 ‘Vetroresina’ displays some 38,400 miles on the odometer, with just 3 previous custodians on the logbook. Originally sold new to a Mr V. Pontenani in 1977, Mr Stuart Anderson acquired the car in February of 1986 before coming into the possession of Mr Andrew McGlone, who bought the car from Stuart in December 1997. It remained in storage until the vendor purchased the 308 in January of 2013. Subsequently, the car was placed into storage until 2016, at which point Foskers Limited, of Brands Hatch, was entrusted to restore and recommission the car over the prevailing 2 years, to the tune of nearly £30,000.

The work carried out by Foskers Limited in 2018, included: A full major service; Thermostat work; Fuel tank repairs; Exhaust manifold gaskets; An Oil cooler; An Oil pressure sender; Front screen trim; Hoses renewed, including coolant pipes; A/C overhauled; Brake overhaul; Replacement shock absorbers and springs; Rebushed suspension; Steering rack overhaul; Re-connollising of interior. Remaining in the care of Foskers Limited, in storage until 2021, the 308 was recommissioned at a further cost of c.£2,750.

The work carried out by Foskers Limited in 2021, included: An Annual service; Replacing brake fluid; Checking of the distributor, leads and plugs; Checking of the air box and carburettor jets; Checking and regrease of the front wheel bearings; Handbrake adjustment; Fluids.

Believed to have been fitted with ‘sprint cams’, this ‘Vetroresina’ possesses a very successful racing history, having competed in the Ferrari Maranello Challenge (road-going class) in the mid to late 1980s, with Stuart Anderson at the wheel. Only now awaiting a new custodian because the vendor has other cars he uses. With a collection of invoices dating back to 1981, there are invoices on file from Graypaul Motors Limited and Foskers Limited of Brands Hatch, Kent. There are also a number of old MOT certificates and the current V5C registration document.

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
07943 584760


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Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 26th Jul, 2023

An auction of classic, collector and performance motorcars to be held in the beautiful surrounds of the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire.  



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Tuesday 25th July 2023 from 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday 26th July 2023 from 9am

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