Even if you don't know it's name, the 308 is probably the shape of the car that pops into your head when you of a Ferrari. That's because you likely recognize it from numerous appearances on TV in shows like Magnum PI. The fact is that it remains a nicely designed, good-to-drive sports car worthy of the Ferrari name. But not all 308s were created equal.
Harry Metcalfe of was able to get his hands on an early Ferrari 308 GTB to explain why the first 700-800 examples of the car are the ones to have. These cars were built with lightweight fiberglass panels rather than metal, and have a 255-horsepower dry-sump V8, making them the fastest and lightest 308 to roll out of Maranello.
The looks weren't hampered by elongated bumpers or multiple exhaust exits, either. Early 308s feature minimal crash structure protection and a single-exit tailpipe, streamlining design and making the car look as close to original drawings as possible.
Watch for yourself as Metcalfe goes over this stunning white 308 in immense detail, and gives us a ride-along through a lovely British B-road.