1981 Ferrari 308

For 1981, the Ferrari 308 received a Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection system, replacing the carburetion system. With this big change, the 308 received the letter 'i' to its nomenclature. The dual-overhead-cam eight-cylinder engine produced 205 horsepower and 180 foot-lbs of torque. It had a five-speed manual gearbox fitted in the rear transaxle. At all four-corners were disc brakes. Two versions of the 308i existed, a GTB Coupe and a GTS Targa Coupe. Both versions had two doors and seating for two. Pricing for the GTB was at $47,450 and $52,640 for the GTS version.
By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2011

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For the initial 18 months of the 308 GTBs production, fiberglass was predominately used for the bodies, but later switched to all-metal. The fiberglass bodies were around 125 kg lighter. The 308 was capable of producing 255 bhp from its 3 liter, V8, carburetor engine. In 1980, a Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection system was installed due to new emission regulations. This caused the horsepower....
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The 308 was Ferraris first two-seat V8 road car. Made available to the public in 1975, it was the long awaited successor to the incomparable Dino 246 GT. The 308 series was a new beginning for the company as the premier builder of exotic sports cars for road use. As such, the 308 was designed to epitomize the sports car in its era. It did so admirably, and remains perhaps the most influential enthusiast....
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1981 Ferrari 308 Price Range: $47,440 - $52,645

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Ferrari
1986Chevrolet (1,368,837)Renault (1,305,191)Ford (1,253,525)
1985Chevrolet (1,418,098)Renault (1,322,887)Oldsmobile (1,192,549)
1984Chevrolet (1,655,151)Renault (1,429,138)Ford (1,180,708)2,841
1983Renault (1,491,853)Chevrolet (1,175,200)Toyota (1,068,321)2,366
1982Renault (1,491,853)Chevrolet (1,297,357)Toyota (1,068,321)2,223
1981Chevrolet (1,673,093)Renault (1,295,713)Toyota (1,068,321)904
1980Chevrolet (2,288,745)Renault (1,492,339)Ford (1,162,275)2,381
1979Chevrolet (2,284,749)Ford (1,835,937)Renault (1,405,330)2,308
1978Chevrolet (2,375,436)Ford (1,923,655)Renault (1,240,941)1,939
1977Chevrolet (2,543,153)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,840,427)1,427
1976Chevrolet (2,103,862)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,861,537)1,427

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