Join Date: Aug 2007
Ferrari Life Posts: 1,130
Michalone/poor man's Stratos on the market
After doing the deal with Onno on his magnificently original Ferrari 365GT4/BB lhd, and after returning home after lots of travel since then (my new record, three continents in 24 hours with lunch at Grand Central Station, breakfast at Schiphol and dinner in Johannesburg), it is time to sell my Michalone.
I would like her to go to a good home and so am putting the word out to my fellow FerrariLifers before spreading the word further. Since acquiring her from Boxer in April 2008, we have enjoyed 20,000km of driving thrills together. I have spent over €40,000 on her in this time, backed up with a thick file of receipts, articles (including original sales brochure from 1975) and history going back to 2006 when Boxer acquired her. All important work from a reliability point of view has been done: motor completely rebuilt in 2009 with new forged pistons and heads converted to run on unleaded fuel; radiator recored with new fans; suspension rebushed; new fuel, oil and water lines fitted; Birdman fusebox installed; wiring redone as necessary and original Dino spacesaver spare wheel sourced and fitted. During a 17 hour, 1200km drive home as part of my recent 4500km drive to the Ferrari factory, I had lights on, wipers working, sat nav on while crawling through the rain in heavy traffic and she never missed a beat.
This is the fourth 308 GTB built, completed in September 1975 and delivered to her first owner in Berlin in April 1976. One of approximately 450 Euro-spec vetroresina's built in lhd and dry sump, 4 carb motor. Period Zender body kit fitted and brought up to Group 4 spec by me during 2009 and 2010 including: new Stratos Group 4 rims (15 x 8" front and 15 x 12" rear with new Michelin TB tyres fitted in October 2009, 215/50 front and 335/35 rear), Flared rear in Group 4 style to accomodate wide rear tyres; aircon removed (in a box will come with car) and modern radio removed.
Body good, no rust (in chassis or in door frames, body is fiberglass), interior good in crema leather with non-original lightweight black carpet fitted, mechanically brilliant. Took her for a great 200km drive this past Saturday, fired up after a month of sitting since returning from Ferrari factory visit.
Formerly licensed and registered in Germany and Portugal, currently licensed, registered and located in the Netherlands. Prices for the few for sale in Europe seem to be around the €70,000-€95,000 mark. I am looking for €72,500. Please pm me if interested.
Current: 365BB, 550 bluebird and a few 911's
Past: 246gt, 512BB, 308 GTB "Michalone" and a few 911's