if you are mechanically inclined you you work on the carbed 308's with ease. i bought a 79' 308 in january and it runs like a top. so far i have gutted the interior and restored the leather and carpeting. have fully detailed the motor and underbelly of the car. changed all the fluids and sparkplugs. switched to a pertronix electric ignition, which works great. added new undercoating to the frame, wheelwells, and other areas of the car that can be damaged from rocks. and now i am in the process of removing the exhaust system and cleaning that up and gutting the cats. also i found a small hole in the lower cat that i welded closed. this winter i am gonna tackle the valves and belts. the biggest thing i found with the 308 is the fact that it was put together by hand so is has to make sense when taking it apart. everything is there that needs to be and nothing is there that does not. it is a very straight forward car. just because it is a ferrari does not mean it is impossable to work on. just dont be scared. i find it as easy to work on as my old 69' el camino. but whatever you end up with you will be happy im sure.