You can’t get more 1980s than a white Ferrari, but the needle really begins to climb when you add a Koenig body kit to the mix. Ferrari 308s are not the most desirable F-car by far, but like so many other brands, discovering a Euro-spec model stateside of even a low-optioned example can be exciting. Check out this recent garage-find here on Hemmings.com from Gullwing Motorcars with an asking price of $56,500.
Already I can see the eyes rolling in regards to the price. And if this were a US-market 308, I’d be right there with you. But Euro-spec typically means better performance due to less restrictive emissions equipment; lighter weight, thanks to the lack of heavy crash protection built into the doors and bumpers; and just the overall cool factor of having a version of one of the most popular Ferraris made with an added dose of exclusivity. Personally, I feel the bodykit is 100% period-correct awesomeness, but I’m sure some of you will feel differently.
Inside, the right-hand drive setup is not going to be for everyone. But again, when you pull up to a Cars & Coffee event and there’s a sea of 308s sitting out front, no one will be able to stop talking about the RHD Euro-spec car! As we know, Gullwing Motorcars typically buys rare projects that will require some level of care, attention and money, and this 308 is no different. The interior looks quite disheveled and the bodykits can sometimes hide poor prep work and lots of rust beneath the flares. A full inspection is mandatory, no matter the rarity.
The limited photos make it near impossible to determine what shape the body is in. It hasn’t run in 15 years, so you and I both know a complete mechanical overhaul is necessary. Although the initial investment will be high, for the Ferrari fan that has everything – or simply someone waiting for the perfect 308 – this Koenig-equipped Euro-spec car likely has a lot of appeal. I’m sure that’s what the seller is banking on, because 308s in this condition rarely command the price tag seen here.