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Hello,

I am looking to buy my first Ferrari, which will most likely be a 1980-1982 GTSi, since they seem to be the most affordable 308's.
My budget is around $30,000. I am NOT looking for a show car, but I want one in excellent condition, with all services up to date.

I live in the New York metro area, and have my name and number with several dealers in my area, but so far I have not found what I'm looking for.
I also check E-Bay, but am wary to buy from the web.

I am hoping that some of you will have some ideas for me to help broaden my search and find a great car. I am not opposed to buying from a private owner, as long as I can have the car checked out by a Ferrari mechanic.

Any advise/tips/comments will be greatly appreciated.

By the way....it has to be red and black!!

Thanks!

Frank
 

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As always, car history file is crucial. Have a PPI done.

Personally, I would never go for a GTSi but save up for a QV or early GTB or GTS (or even a 328). The additional power and cleaner lines are worth the money. I suppose it all depends on your budget, but do try and test drive the various models - there's a big difference between them.

But best of luck with your search, may you join the fray soon!


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As always, car history file is crucial. Have a PPI done.

Personally, I would never go for a GTSi but save up for a QV or early GTB or GTS (or even a 328). The additional power and cleaner lines are worth the money. I suppose it all depends on your budget, but do try and test drive the various models - there's a big difference between them.

But best of luck with your search, may you join the fray soon!


Onno
I agree, I would save my money and look a a 328.

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Thanks again guy's.

I agree with the logic on saving up and going for the 328, but I don't want to wait to save the extra money!

I did consider the carb GTS, but I like the interior on the GTSi....it seems to have been up-graded, and looks more modern...am I correct here?

Finally, is the performance that much diminished from the carb GTS to the 2 valve GTSi? How about the engine sound?
 

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308 GTSi wanted in New York

Try Mike Cannillo at Cannillo Motorsports. Look him up on the web. He is on Long Island. I bought an 81 GTSi from him. He sells reasonable cars at reasonable prices and deals fairly. A low mileage 308 GTSi with all service done, in excellent condition will likely run you more than $30K. You may want to liik at 328s but they usually cost more. I prefer the 308. Good Luck.



Hello,

I am looking to buy my first Ferrari, which will most likely be a 1980-1982 GTSi, since they seem to be the most affordable 308's.
My budget is around $30,000. I am NOT looking for a show car, but I want one in excellent condition, with all services up to date.

I live in the New York metro area, and have my name and number with several dealers in my area, but so far I have not found what I'm looking for.
I also check E-Bay, but am wary to buy from the web.

I am hoping that some of you will have some ideas for me to help broaden my search and find a great car. I am not opposed to buying from a private owner, as long as I can have the car checked out by a Ferrari mechanic.

Any advise/tips/comments will be greatly appreciated.

By the way....it has to be red and black!!

Thanks!

Frank
 

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Thank you all for your comments.

George, I am in touch with Michael and he is on the look-out for me. So is Billy at Wide World of Cars in Spring Valley.

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Found these at FCA classified. Removed contact info because I'm not sure if its cool to provide it here (feels like a conflict of interest). That 83 QV sounds sweet, but then there no price provided is there. Hmmmm...

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1980 308 GTBi, s/n 32989. USA model. Yellow/black. 6,500 miles. Major service done with records. A totally unmolested and unrepeatable time warp car. $49,000.

1981 308 GTBi, s/n 36341. Red/black. 46,000 miles. I have recently had it serviced, including new plugs, and wires. The car runs and looks great. $37,995.

1983 308 GTS QV, s/n 47407. Red/black. 22,000 miles. Euro model never Federalized. Major belt service just completed. Very good condition throughout. Two sets of wheels and tires. Runs great, brakes perfect, no oil smoke. Owned since 1988, always kept in heated garage. Pictures available on request. Serious inquiries only please.
 
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