Presented at Paris Motor Show 1982, the 308 Quattrovalvole is the ultimate version of this model. The main evolution is the injection V8 power increase from 214 to 240 horsepower thanks to the four valves per cylinder head that explains the name of this specific version. Some light design updates as been performed like the leaf panel on the hood to increase the radiator cooling, the electric mirrors with varnished Ferrari badge and the rectangular sidelights and blinkers. Otherwise, its very efficient chassis is still made of four independent suspension, front and rear antiroll bars and four brake discs to slow down the Berlinetta. As one of the first V8 badged Ferrari, the 308 gets an awesome behavior thanks this quite light engine placed in rear position, the 5-manual gearbox is perfect with its mythical gear change sound, and the engine offers real sensations and an unforgettable song!
This exceptional Ferrari 308 Quattrovalvole has been delivered to France Ferrari dealer Charles Pozzi the 17thJuly 1985 with serial number ZFFLA12B000058585 and colour Rosso Corsa. It has been owned by François Delecour during about 20 years from July 1989. François Delecour, also called « Late brake », is a French Rally pilot who began his carrier in 1981. Starting as official Peugeot pilot for French Rally Championship, he later integrated the World Rally Championship with Ford team and even finished vice-champion of the World in 1993 driving a Ford escort RS Cosworth. He went back to Peugeot in 1996 on 306 Maxi and 206 WRC. His prize list counts many victories and the latest was in 2015 on a Porsche 997 GT3 Cup during the first round of RGT-Cup.
This 308 Quattrovalvole is in amazing condition, it has always been maintained at Ferrari dealers or Ferrari Specialists, the service book is up to date, the beige leather inside has never been restored and presents a wonderful patina, almost all the bodywork wears the original paint, the model is strictly conform to the origin as it has never been modified, the chassis and engine are matching numbers and the car has run through only 31 050 km! This rare model produced at only 748 units will be delivered with its service book, French technical control without any remark, an agreed value expertise and a full mechanical revision.
The rare Ferrari 308 Quattrovalvole is amazing to drive and to admire, but the incredible state of this model, its glorious anteriority and its rigorous maintenance over the years make this Ferrari absolutely exceptional!