Fer­rari 308 GTB/GTS pair­ing stalls at Sil­ver­stone

Classic Cars (UK) - - Chasing Cars -

There’s good news for any­one who’s had an eye on th­ese sharp-look­ing and even sharper-driv­ing mid-en­gined Fer­rari beau­ties. So far this year, away from the highly col­lectable early glass­fi­bre Vetroresina model, val­ues have stalled – and on any­thing less than to­tally im­mac­u­late ex­am­ples they seem to be gen­tly eas­ing.

Dealer ask­ing prices are still up there, but Sil­ver­stone Auc­tions re­cently sold a well­looked-af­ter 49,000-mile right-hand-drive GTS with car­bu­ret­tors (al­ways pre­ferred to the later fuel-in­jected cars) for a be­low-es­ti­mate £51,750, which looked a good buy.

By con­trast, at the same auc­tion Sil­ver­stone failed to drum up suf­fi­cient interest in an even nicer 34,500-mile Uk-mar­ket GTB of sim­i­lar age, for which the owner wanted some­thing close to £77,000.

Maybe there is still a buyer out there will­ing to pay that for it, but that level is look­ing a bit like last year’s price – keen sell­ers may have to ad­just their ex­pec­ta­tions.

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