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Questions from '78 308 GTS Buyer

6419 Views 33 Replies 11 Participants Last post by  4kids3fish
Hello all,

I am looking to buy a '78 GTS (my first Ferrari), and I have a couple of questions. OK, a FEW questions!

1) I am curious if this model Ferrari has any trim tag to indicate the color of the exterior or interior of the car?
2) Are there stampings or castings numbers on the engine to indicate if it is original?
3) The interior looks original (black), but there are carpeted areas on the left and right undersides of the dash that appear to be a light brown color. Is this normal or was the original color likely tan, but changed in the past except for these pieces?
4) The car seems to have an occasional "chirping" noise that occurs from (I think) the tailpipes especially during accelleration. It is remarkably similar to the "chirpy" sound from an old VW beetle with original exhaust. Is this normal?
5) Any recommendations on books with lots of technical info (I've got parts manuals on order!)
6) This is a ridiculous question (you have to see it and have more info I know), but is $17,500 a decent price for this car, providing that the body is entirely rust-free, the paint is an 8 of 10, the interior is a 7 of 10, no accident history, two owner, 90K :eek: miles, gold :-? exterior, black interior?

Thanks so much in advance for your help! Sound like a GREAT board!!!!!!!! I look forward to hangin out here often! :p

Michael Hampson
Marietta, GA
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this is the plate that shows the vin number in the engine bay
that's from a 308 GTBi US version

and about the color, just like Niels said there's another plate in there that gives the color code


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very special color, don't think i've seen it before
i like it

the decision is final?
its yours now?

i'm guessing that your location is in the US??

too bad for me, i would love to see that color in person and take tons of pics :green:

BTW you wouldn't happen to be in monterey next year?
he already sold it?? :(

that's a shame that car looked great
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