14th Oct, 2020 13:00

Imperial War Museum Duxford

  Lot 32

1978 Ferrari 308 GTS
1 of just 184 UK supplied examples

Sold for £52,500

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: FBC564T
Chassis No: 24527
Mot Expiry: September 2021

  • 1 of just 184 UK RHD examples and finished in Argento Auteil Silver matched to a Blue interior
  • First owned by Tony Banks of Genesis fame and current ownership since 2011
  • Sunject to a comprehensive restoration by GTB Restorations Ltd in 2016 costing c.£46,000
  • 55,800 recorded miles and and offered with documented history including the original sales invoice

We are delighted to offer this desirable early production RHD carburettor example which was subject to a comprehensive restoration by specialists GTB Restorations Ltd of Elmswell, Suffolk costing approx. £46,000 in 2016. A detailed summary of works carried out is contained in the accompanying history file together with a photographic record comprising numerous images on disk. Work undertaken included thorough restoration of the bodywork followed by a high quality and expensive bare metal respray to a 'piano finish' in the original shade of silver, attention to the blue interior (including recovering of the seats), refurbishment of the wheels using the correct base coat and an engine overhaul which included the fitment of solid race valves. The vendor, who commissioned the works, has striven to keep the car as original as possible even down to sourcing a correct Carello headlamp replacement and correct vinyl to rejuvenate the targa roof section. New tyres were fitted all round including the spare and the original Ferrari labelled windscreen was retained. The cambelts were replaced at the same time as the other mechanical work and the car has only covered a minimal mileage since completion.

Understood to have been owned new by musician Tony Banks, of Genesis fame, FBC 564T has been in the current ownership since 2011. Offered with a detailed history file of invoices, original sales invoice, expired MOT certificates, owner's manual, replacement service book, Swansea V5C and current MOT to September 2021. The original steering wheel, professionally re-leathered, has now been fitted. Whilst there would appear to be a plethora of tired LHD examples currently being offered on the market, a cherished and restored righthand drive carburettor model 308 GTS is much harder to find and we believe this fine example, properly looked after, should provide years of trouble-free enjoyment for the next owner.


Auction: Imperial War Museum Duxford, 14th Oct, 2020

Imperial War Museum
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Tuesday 13th October 2020 from 10am to 8pm
Wednesday 14th October 2020 from 9am

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