The Ferrari 308 GTS is a TV and Movie Star, and an Icon that Helped Ferrari Go Mainstream

The Ferrari 308 GTS is a TV and Movie Star, and an Icon that Helped Ferrari Go Mainstream

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good morning this is bill from curious cars and autohouse of naples on what has to be another one of the most muggy and miserable crappy shitty florida mornings ever i mean it's bad dripping again humidity fighting it it's just rotten and it's of course here for at least the next few weeks if not months and there's just not a damn thing i can do about it yesterday i was gonna do this video but um
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apparently they spent like two days detailing the underneath of this car and it was raining yesterday and it was informed i was informed that if i drove it if i got it wet underneath i'd be shot i'd be summarily executed so i said the hell with it i'm gonna leave it at home i'm gonna take the day off and i did i had a lovely day at home i did yard work and it was unusually i won't say it was cool but it was bizarrely nice florida weather yesterday so i got a lot done and it was fantastic
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and pushed everything off until today i do have to apologize i know it's been a very long time since i've done a video uh at least um monday of last week when we did that beetle uh and uh i don't know why it's just you know it's the doldrums of summer i'm having trouble getting stuff ready and uh the few cars that i do have uh that are close i'm just not prepared to do a video on yet so yeah you know we we knocked out a few a couple of weeks ago had a good run and uh now we've got a little bit of a
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sparse count for a while so hopefully i can drum some stuff up and keep things going today i have today i have this 1978 ferrari 308 gts now i have to say this i've done a couple of ferraris before i did some i don't know like a 599 carly fiorina or something a couple of years ago and i did andrew's or you know anyway that was supposed to be anonymous california a few weeks ago and they were
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all fine and they're all very exciting but they're nothing like this and i'll tell you why i mean this is one of the iconic cars of my youth i mean words cannot describe how awesome this car was to me between the ages of 10 and 17 when i was first made aware of it uh you know as a young skull full of mush coming up in life i i you know you don't know anything you're just you know that's why i always say you know a kid looks at this thing today and he sees a model t and you know he's in
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love with whatever new thing came out of marnella well when i was a kid this was what was new out of marnello and i absolutely loved it so i'm sure it's all generational as well and i doubt very much that i'd have the same love for it today if i were just a young punk a little snowflake kid running around with play-doh and coloring books and safe spaces and you know whatever and elsa that they'd you know i made the mistake yesterday there's uh snowflakes at work and there's a lot of them there now ever since peter sold out and uh they you
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know i said you know they're a bunch of whipper snappers and then i thought oh my god what if what if whippersnapper is racist you know what and then someone suggested they wouldn't know what a whippersnapper was and i think that that doesn't matter it can easily be racist even if they don't know what it is i mean that's the way those people work so uh but as it turns out i think it was okay because i didn't trigger any of the snowflakes and they're all still fine thank god but uh let me get back into the car for a minute anyway so when i was a kid i mean i first probably was
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introduced to it in hot wheels form when i was a very young kid playing in you know the sand box with my hot wheels then i started to see it in tv in the movies and eventually i would read about it and all the variants of it in car magazines and you know it just became one of the one of the seminal cars of my childhood and young adulthood and you know something that i lusted after and uh you know in the tv and the movies you remember the cannonball run sammy davis jr and dean martin drove one
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of these while dressed as priests you know if you haven't seen that movie if you're someone young you know it's before your time or whatnot go check it out as far as cars go and personalities you really can't do much better but anyway they drove that that was fascinating to me and then of course there was a christie brinkley very hot looking youthful christy brinkley driving one in national lampoon's vacation if you remember that and she was running alongside of chevy chase and the family truck store with
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the hair blowing and the top down and you know of course looked fantastic and there it was but of course the most famous use of this car the most famous incarnation was in magnum pi and that's where tom selleck drove one with the license plate robin one all around oahu ohio ohio i like that oh you know there's the coronavirus whiskey coming in again it's a little mixture of ohio and hawaii he drove run around
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hawaii uh you know going and of course you know i couldn't think of a worse car for a private investigator to have maybe that was part of the irony of the show but i mean people look at this thing when it pulls up they certainly do today i have no doubt they did back then if you're trying to conduct a stakeout or something i mean there really is not a worse vehicle you could do it in in terms of not being noticed so it seemed pretty stupid but uh it worked fantastically well uh at least for ferrari and also for the show one interesting side note on that is the
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uh cbs originally wanted to use the porsche 928 uh you know that was kind of an up and coming car at the time and they got in touch with the porsche guys and said look you know we want to use this car but um it's hawaii we need to have an open top you need to make either a really giant sunroof or a target top or you know some such so we can highlight you know the uh the the nice weather and yeah porsha said yeah yeah you know no i don't think so i think we'll just keep it the way it is
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typical german arrogance the porsche 928 of course was a sales disappointment i mean it was a neat car but it certainly didn't sell the way they thought it would and it never had a chance of replacing the 911 which was intended meanwhile this ferrari in part because of the exposure it got on magnum pi uh became the best selling ferrari of all time and in fact probably was the seminal car there i go over using words again that brought ferrari out of being a
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a niche company for enthusiasts and into this big international standard of the money delete you know that um that changed the whole dynamic of the company from something sort of small into something on the tip of everybody's tongue i mean now everybody knows what a ferrari is and that is uh that is in no small part because of that television show uh and this particular car i mean it made a big big splash um so anyway it would have been interesting you know you've got a bit of
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an axis power rivalry there if the germans had let them use the 928 yeah maybe that's the car we'd all be thinking of today instead of this one um but anyway well growing up these exotic cars were really otherworldly to me i mean they were just of a completely different planet i mean naples was kind of a rich town even back then even if we weren't rich my family and i mean god knows my dad could have been a billionaire back then he was way too cheap to buy a ferrari so it was certainly out of my league but you'd see him driving around you know
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there are some well-to-do people in naples uh and you know you get to walk up to one in a parking lot or something but otherwise they were just like from another planet they were otherworldly they were just an intangible thing a poster on my wall not unlike tawny katane you know this unattainable uh but uh amazing thing that existed and you just wanted to be a part of it so getting to play with this car has been a real treat for me i mean it's almost the fulfillment of a childhood dream as
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hokey as that sounds i mean this meant a lot to me as a kid this car i would have loved to have you know it would have been everything to me to have one back in the day or to be able to drive one and of course i never could so now that i can uh it really is quite a uh quite an absolute treat and in fact more of a treat than if somebody you know let me play with tawny katane today because frankly this ferrari aged a lot better than um than she did god rest her soul anyway i digress as uh you know as
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everyone knows ferrari is the name of enzo ferrari uh one of the industry giants i mean an amazing personality in the world of course obviously and a guy with a reputation for being an unbelievable bastard which may or not be early and man i don't know you know who's to say a friend of mine i won't name it larry very nice guy very good friend of mine uh he is dating a girl who was the neighbor this is all very recently she just moved but up until about a few months ago
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she was the neighbor of derrick bell derrick bell of course is one of the greatest race car drivers of all days one lemans he raced for porsche he raced for ferrari incredible guy i had the luck of driving around palm beach international raceway with him once when andrew my friend won some sort of uh i don't know make a bentley test drive thing and derrick bell was representing bentley and he gave us all a ride around palm beach raceway in a uh in a bentley continental gtc so i got to
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sit next to him and i mean it was incredible i mean i'm terrified in this big eight thousand pound car and uh you know he's just flicking it around the corner nothing to him i mean you could just tell that there was nobody in the world more comfortable behind the wheel of a fast car than derrick bell uh but anyway larry had dinner with him and you know his wife and their wives whatever and i i said man what was it like working with enzo ask him that you know ask him if enzo was an a bastard you know to race for him so larry dead
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and apparently derek bell reported back that enzo was a very very nice guy who always treated him very well and there were no issues at all of course i wonder if derek knows he'll be shot if he says otherwise so who knows uh but anyway there's uh there's a stupid little aside um but uh anyway this generation of card this 308 was made from 1975 all the way through 1985 and then it was replaced by the 328 which was essentially the same car i mean obviously different
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engines they changed some of the treatments and whatnot oh god there you go forgetting to turn off the anyway the 328 was essentially uh the same car uh it replaced the dino uh which has an interesting history of the ferrari dino uh it was named for enzo's son tragically he passed away he was an engineer for ferrari as a young man and apparently he was working on the car that would become the dino and he died
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of a genetic illness that he had from birth and ferrari decided to name the car after him uh ferrari enzo i should say had always said that he would never have anything other than a v12 in his road cars that was just the way it was going to be or a flat 12 whatever and um and so when the dino came out he did you know he took the ferrari name off it uh it was badged as a dino as if the dino were the actual maker and that lasted
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not very long in fact probably uh days in most cases because when the car would get on a boat uh either the importer himself or the uh first owner would instantly put ferrari badges all over it as you know far away and there's a long away from the gaze of enzo so anyway this car replaced that and that was you know the first and you could argue that it was the money guys at ferrari the accountants who said man we need to have an entry-level car that people can buy and that's what this car was supposed to be and you know bigger
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production the berlin had a boxer was out at the same time the daytona was out you know when the dino was out and these were incredible v12 you know high performance cars but they were absolutely unobtainium they cost an absolute fortune and that's uh you know why the accountants kind of wanted something that a more average guy could buy and you know that's funny considering what this thing cost but um anyway so it was the successor to the dino and uh it worked it worked pretty well it
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actually sold pretty well right out of the uh right out of the box when it got on magnum pi that just sent it through the roof and it became the best-selling ferrari of all time but we'll get into that in a minute anyway 308 that essentially means three liter v8 you know something that i didn't realize and here's a little uh tip of the hat to a fella i talked to the other day named emil he's a ferrari tech um i want to say out of new jersey i don't
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remember immediately very nice guy talked to him on the phone and he helped me find the gas door on this car which will get into him and thank god for that because i'd have been there at the gas station for hours otherwise but he explained a little bit of the ferrari nomenclature to me in that um you know like there's a 456 ferrari that's out and you know people assume that it's you know four seat 5.6 liter which is not actually true in fact 456 stands for the displacement of one cylinder so if you multiply that by the
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number of cylinders you actually come up with uh 5.6 liters and apparently that was an historical bit of ferrari nomenclature that was something that i learned when i uh started doing this car but it's an aside gts stands for gran turismo spider and there was also a gtb at the same time which stood for gran turismo berlinetta which was a coupe a hardtop coupe didn't have this target top in the middle uh spider is an interesting term
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you know you see a lot of these things you see the fiat 124 spider the porsche boxster spider spy a 550 spider it's been a name that's been around for a long time and there's no really good reason for it it really shouldn't exist at all or at least it's from the horse miscarriage days and apparently back then it meant some sort of light little buggy that had big wheels and was essentially a sporty buggy so if you were a racy guy uh you might end up owning
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a uh you know one of these old horse miscarriage spiders and i guess if you squinted they looked a little bit like a spider uh which is where the name came from uh i guess when car companies started making cars they needed to get names you know they took the name phaeton from the horseless buggy thing and they borrowed the name spider mostly for their sporty open-top cars okay so you've got that you've got that going so why the why i mean you see sometimes spider with an eye and you see it with a y
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uh no reason for that either probably the germans uh started using the spider with the y just because it looked cool i have to love like that i really do so first of all you've got the name spider being picked because it sounds cool and then you've got the wyatt spider being picked because it looks cool i thought the germans would be above all that uh probably the germans by the way because there is no why uh in the italian alphabet it doesn't exist so they yeah almost certainly it wasn't the
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italians who started putting y in spider i could find only one ferrari that had the name spider with a y and that was the late 50s the 250 gt california spider but of course that was made for export to the us only so that's probably why they picked that name and in fact that car has become very famous because of ferris bueller's day off if you remember that that's got to be one of the finest most amazing uh road going cars of all time out of the 250 series of ferraris which came
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out yeah they're just an amazing series of cars the 250 gto and some of the others were just absolutely shocking so but anyways this is a childhood dream fulfilled and it's an absolute joy for me to be piloting this thing around bear with me a minute i'm going to dry off for a second i'm going to recollect my thoughts and i might even have another sip of corona whiskey and we'll get right back into it all right that's a little bit better i feel a little bit more dry and there was a fire ant biting my ankle which is
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fantastic and it's throbbing right now uh but uh obviously peter needs to come back from his gallivanting around europe you know dating women half his age enjoying himself again lighting cigars with this hundred dollar bills while i'm slogging away here and you know he should really at least call an exterminator and have some of the fire ants removed from the yard so i don't have to add insult to injury or injury to insult anyway oh god but i digress so any look it's
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difficult for me to be objective about this car it really really is i mean again this thing is a freaking icon it's an icon of my youth and it's an icon of the at large popular culture so uh you know how do you critique it how do you look at it objectively as a car when you know it's a love thing for you and that was going to be very difficult for me my expectations when i drove it they were not going to be high uh because this is essentially a malaise era car i mean more i mean right at the damn middle of it i mean when this thing came
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out the road was filled with mark fives and cardobas and custom cruiser wagons and you know all of these 140 horsepower v8 downsized gm ford and chrysler products that you know everybody just had thought were miserable you know i mean it was a time when it was everyone was getting crushed all the makers were being crushed by the constantly changing body standards bumper standards emission standards roam over stuff uh you know
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they were flum expired the standards were changing every year they had to keep working to keep up with it and it was a very tough time for car makers and this thing has one foot in the past and one foot in the future i mean it's you know when you look at the design when you look at the style it's reminiscent of the dino it's reminiscent of the 250 series ferraris it definitely has a classic vibe to it both inside and out yet at the same time you've got five mile an hour bumpers you've got uh you know increased emissions you've got
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catalytic converters you've got all the stuff that was coming from the future so it was a very difficult time for these companies and as such i had a feeling that it was not going to be an extremely fast car and that was of course true you know it's pretty quick for the time and no doubt about that but by today's standards any average performance car will lay waste to it i mean i think we're talking about zero to 60 in about six seconds a quarter-mile time in the 15 range top speed of a 150
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or so i mean basically a v6 camry would give this thing a run for its money today uh but i you know i knew that and i decided that it wasn't really going to matter you know the the question was was it a real ferrari the way that i thought of that california you know i decided that was and if so was it fun to drive and i can answer yes i mean an absolutely resounding yes on both counts in fact i think it's more of a real ferrari than the california was and i think it's probably more fun to drive than the
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california was and i think that's because it drives much more like a uh well like a vintage car than a modern car and and that's all it needs to do it was out at the same two cars were well the daytona was out at the same time as the dino and then the uh berlinetta boxer the bb512 was out at the same time as this and those were 12 cylinder models and this car was never meant to be as quick or as performance oriented as them in fact i think the
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accountants mostly meant it to be fairly affordable uh which whether it was or not is kind of debatable i mean in 78 this car was 40 grand roughly uh which amounts to about 170 000 today which is not all together different from what your entry-level ferraris are going for now so uh it was in no way a cheap car but of course the boxers and daytonas cost a lot more at the time so uh it uh it was affordable to some uh there was also a bertone designed uh
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gt4 that was badged as a dino and it was very creased and angular and this that car was out at the same time i don't think that was very attractive i don't think it's aged as well not even nearly as well as this car but of course that was designed by bertone and this one was designed by pinon farina specifically leonardo fiorevanti a very famous pin and farina designer who did the daytona the dino and the berlin at a boxer so um you know obviously that guy has some
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skills uh but you know thanks to its very public image in no small part because of its movie star status on television and movies this is the ferrari that most people uh and these people my age knew it's the one that broke through to people who otherwise wouldn't have a clue what a ferrari was like and that is why it became an incredible symbol for again the money delete of the world you know it's why this car made ferrari the name that it
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is today instead of just something you know that the the enthusiasts knew about you know it's everybody knows about ferrari and in no small part that's because of this car so how the hell am i supposed to review this thing and look at it as a car and talk about its shortcomings or its issues and you know the thing is a legend basically so not only is it one of the great cars of my youth but it's it's a cultural icon in the sense that uh it is what um it's what spawned ferrari to become what it is today
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the look of the car is incredibly italian i mean there's no doubt about that i mean it is an incredible mixture of muscular and sensuous curves it's got masculine features and very very feminine lovely features the pop-up lights epic absolutely epic i mean if there's one thing in the world that i love it's pop-up headlights and we'll get into those in a minute uh the five-spoke wheels they're iconic what are they called chromadoras 14-inch wheels later on you could get a very
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similar looking wheel in 16 as you know things progressed uh but uh you know everything about it just oh god do i love it i also love the removable top you know the um and again that sort of fit with the time because it was sort of the 80s they were becoming the 80s this you know look at me i'm on display here i am and of course magnum pi fit right into that so um to me the car has just dropped that beautiful i love all the louvers on it you know the side windows the uh
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louvered deck lid here in the back the ferrari badge the four round lamps uh the four pipes coming out the back the um this one being an american model has longer bumpers than the euro models did uh you know i'm sure some euro people looking at it think oh my god look at those hideous bumpers but you know to americans we grew up with this stuff so it just looks totally normal to us it you know i see a euro spec car with the shorter bumpers and yeah it looks good but it it just makes absolutely no
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difference to me um i tell you what let's just get right into this thing so maybe we'll keep this review under 40 minutes for once i'm gonna pause for a minute because it's a two-handed job to open the uh the hatch so hold on one moment all right so here it is so this is a mid-engine car which of course gives truly the best balance for a vehicle some of the like the daytona was a front engine v12 uh the boxer was mid-engined and this is mid-engined but unlike those cars this is a v8
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and not a v12 it's transversely mounted as is the transaxle that runs next to it it's in front of the rear axles it's you know again badged as a 3 liter but is really a 2.9 i don't like companies always do that but they do this one is early enough that it still has carburation so underneath there you'd have [Music] four twin choke webers which is quite nice or is it six i don't know i think it's four anyway so you've got that weber carburation under
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there it went to an injected model the 308 gtsi afterwards which added bosch fuel injection and you know that helped with emissions and cleanliness and all that kind of crap but it did take away some horsepower uh in fact the earliest version of this car was actually probably the most desirable because it's made in fiberglass which is much lighter than the steel body which came out in late 1977 and the uh the engine was a little bit less restricted so it had a ton of
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horsepower and in fact the european versions always had a little bit more horsepower than the americans so i'm guessing the 75 6 early 77 fiberglass uh 308 probably the b not the s with the fixed top is the most valuable of these uh but um you know that is what it is because they're they're the quickest you know no doubt and uh they became and then the quattro valve came out a name i have a hard time saying uh after the gtsi and that got
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the horsepower back up by adding uh four valves per cylinder to it so there were quite a few different engine tweaks and tunes during the production years of this car in fact there was a version made for uh the italian market where um cars under a certain displacement qualified for lower taxes and insurance so there was a like a 1.9 they called it a 208 but there was a 1.9 turbocharged version of this car with a v8 121 cubic inch v8
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which is insane and i believe that is the smallest v8 that's ever made and uh anyway that uh that was for the italian market but that's an aside uh but even then a 2.9 liter v8 is quite small and that's because ferrari has always sort of had this formula one technology as part of their schtick even in the road going cars it borrows a lot from f1 and they use these smaller displacement engines that rev highly and freely up to insane numbers you know in the f1 cars that's why the screaming sound
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which they lost at one point make that the subject of another video it's disgusting now the f1 cars sound like v6 buicks but anyway so they have these little tiny pistons this little displacement this free revving thing and that's how you end up with such a small displacement v8 that's an absolute screamer but it's very very well balanced being mid-engined it uses you know again at the time it was probably technologically sufficient but now it's quite normal and quite vintage you've got
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wishbones and coil springs and front and rear sway bars and gas shocks and manual steering in the front rack and pinion with no assist which is a mixture of annoying and fantastic at the same time which we'll get into but there it is there's the engine of this car and the weber carburation making it probably one of the more desirable uh of the 308 series you see the big emissions badge back there do they call it a three or they call it a two
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178 cubic inches they're talking about liters so yeah whatever hell with it all right uh you all see this little trunk compartment here uh famously these um these ended up going south and not working in fact i don't think the zipper works on this one uh people just sort of leave it down and that's what i'm doing here you could replace the zipper which would be fine but otherwise there you go so there's your storage space in the car uh this one still has the tool kit with it which is quite nice you see all these ferrari tools people rob these and sell them for
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thousands on ebay and i think that's more of the jacking hardware there so anyway everything nice and lovely uh here in the back i do also believe this car has been converted to an electronic ignition doing away with the point system uh which uh helps to make it just a little bit smoother and more reliable and there you see the tops of the coilovers all very nice stuff and uh ready to go this thing was actually restored um i want to say in 2017 the whole car basically came apart
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and uh everything was re-serviced and redone on it so um yeah you know 17 it's a little bit and ferrari years it may be due for another one who knows but uh anyway very very nice and proper engine under the bonnet of this car so let's go over and look under the front one interesting thing is all these weird hidden like everything's hidden the door handle here you wouldn't know unless you knew and then the interior door handle was hidden under here so i don't know why ferrari thought it was
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necessary to hide handles and this is where emil helped me out a lot very very nice guy let me see if i can get this in here interestingly these louvers are keyed presumably so you can clean the windshield on the other side and on this side so you can get to the gas cap which still has that big flip out flapper so you don't spill any gasoline on the uh on the ferrari red paint so let me get that back in very nice and we'll have a look under the
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front see what we got there and what we got is a spare tire and not much else of course you see the radiator for the car you see the twin cooling fans and uh of course the um uh the washer for the windshield and that's it so you're not going to fit any more luggage under the front in the 80s you might have filled up that spare tire with kilos of cocaine or you know had them underneath here or something to sort of run it past the state troopers but otherwise forget about any luggage whatever you got is going to have to be
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behind the uh behind the back to lower that i think you got to push this guy and then let it fall from a reasonable height very nice stuff so yeah most your stuff is gonna have to be there in the back see if we can get this down with the camera rolling oh my god that's actually a fairly heavy decklid but uh there you see the ferrari badge the prancing horse on the back the earlier cars had one tail pipe thank god
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that changed and we got these quad pipes coming out which look a hell of a lot nicer so anyway there it is and i'm going to pause again get my inside the car and uh the license plate on the back then we're gonna hop in and go for a spin all right everything in so they're building me a new office at work because apparently the where i'm sitting currently is too close to the sales guys and i'm inflicting them with negativity and pessimism and all around hatred of life so they want to segregate me from that and
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frankly you know i can't blame them so anyway so i've got a new office coming up with a bigger desk and i thought what the hell i'm going to come up with some decor so i found this the other day i mean is this fantastic uh it's a chernobyl snow globe i mean where are you going to find something like that well i did so i guess it's not that hard but um yeah you know i thought what the hell apparently you leave it out in the sun and it actually ends up glowing not unlike all the uh you know animals and everything else that was around
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chernobyl so anyway that's gonna go on the desk i'm very happy with that it's friday so i got donuts for the guys and otherwise all my bag of crap in the back so let's get this down hop inside the car then we're gonna go for a spin why the hell isn't that closing i don't have that down that's why there we go that's better god i do love the lines of this car these big side vents these big air intakes those are truly what does it for me and i swear at speed you can uh you
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can hear the air getting sucked into that thing there's the designed by pin and farina badge on the bottom very very cool and i do love the little aero mirrors that it has and let's see these pop-up headlights while we're outside look at oh there we go oh come on so now we've got them that one was a little sketchy at first big round lamps looks very very cool and uh man am i a sucker for pop-up headlights no question about that all right so let's get in this thing and take it for a spin so now the
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interior is all very italian i mean no question about that it's as italian as the outside you've got this uh three spoke nerdy looking steering wheel with a leather grip that's very nice i do appreciate the way the door panels swoop into the dashboard that sort of predates a look that came much later you've got these interesting pockets in the sides of the doors that'd be a good spot for some sort of little beretta pistol or some other you know handgun you might use uh the seats just a very standard looking leather that you know
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the smell of this car inside it's like a mixture of jaguar and and fiat or something it's just a very unique ferrari smell from at least these vintage cars that you don't get anymore uh under this cover here is the uh top that uh will you know bolt on the top the target top very nicely bolts on there and uses these sort of vintage clasps that remind me of an old triumph or something get those on so it doesn't flap around while we're driving
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and that's a very elegant solution uh the seating position is pretty racy i have to say which i think is kind of a vintage ferrari thing uh you know again so much of ferrari was tied to racing and specifically formula one racing uh that it um you know so much of it came over to that feeling for everything from the engine from this gated shifter uh to uh to the way you sit inside the car uh the gauges are fascinating you've got a clock down here which is very hard
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to see when you're driving uh as is the oil temperature gauge which is important but probably not that important more more important on a big chevy truck than a ferrari uh you got 180 mile an hour speedo nice you've got um there you see the 7700 redline tack there on the right uh vaguely a gauge nice you've got your fuel gauge your water temp and your oil pressure in the center all very racy and then a whole variety of uh warning lights this one is
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when you're running the electric fans i don't know why you need that but you do can't remember what that one is or this one but whatever it's got all sorts of uh warning lights down here you see these are interesting slow down cylinder one through four and cylinder five through eight couldn't even find that in the owner's manual it turns out those are sensors that are on the catalytic inverters and uh if it senses something as a skew with them then it's going to turn on those lights if it's dumping raw fuel in if you've got a bank that's down
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uh if the cat efficiency is down or screwed up it's going to tell you slow the hell down and you know take it easy for a minute let's get this thing together so so that's that uh you got you know very nice laid out dash you got a nice little hump pod hump there for the cluster not a big fan of this jvc radio it has i'd probably put something more vintage in there if i own this but it's fine uh it does have air conditioning and it's got a center console with a little place to put your bags of drugs in the 80s
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the gated shifter with the dog leg pattern is awesome uh you know i mean this is straight out of a race car the whole gated shifter thing and by dog legs you've got reverse up in the left you've got first here and so first a second is kind of a an interesting maneuver you know you have to go over and up what you know that had a lot of favor back in the 70s when it was all five speeds but when everything went to six speeds that became a little bit more rare because it didn't really fit the pattern uh but this is awesome and here's why you're not in first that
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often certainly not when you're on a track or in a racing position you are in second and third a lot and they're your most fun and most prolific gears and in this case it's up and down with barely a maneuver so the dog leg thing is a terrific setup for racing and frankly i miss it today you got an ashtray here because yeah it's the 70s or 80s people smoked you got your air conditioning you got your cigarette lighter you got all these great little switches with chrome surrounds all the
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hieroglyphics on it all very italian all very cool and just neat to see and of course the choke i have my douche bag leather gloves here if i want to put those on and i can look like a real numb nuts like an orthodontist who shouldn't have been able to afford a ferrari in his youth but uh made a lot of money and decided he'd have one and as such he's going to have leather racing gloves when he gets in his car probably those little moccasins as well let's fire this thing up
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it's pretty traditional affair key in there i'm gonna give it a couple pumps i don't know why am i turning the wipers on because i'm hitting that stupid switch oh for the love of god everything's so hard one-handed i swear to god it is sort of a sickly weird starter sound these old ferraris have you know it's just sort of interesting but um man there it is fires to life you know not the most particularly great sounding
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engine in this thing with the eight cylinder and whatnot um you know certainly a v12 sort of ferrari sounds a lot sweeter but it's good enough i get you know i could compare it to a 911 and so with all the worryings and engine sounds i i mean it's enough it gets the job done and that's really all you need and of course the shifter with the gaming driving this car is just fantastic even if it's somewhat difficult the steering you know if you drove this thing around
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the city for a month you'd end up looking like popeye i mean the steering effort is not light but my god are you connected to the wheel yeah that front wheels is a this just doesn't happen with cars today the front wheels are a direct connection to the steering wheel and what you get for feedback for feel is just absolutely incredible and very befitting a sports car uh when you hit a bump you're really going to know just how connected you are make that to that gated shifter which makes the beautiful clanging noises the
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dog-like pattern uh the brakes and the brakes are there they're vented desks but you can't really say they're terrific but they're there i think if the thing had better brakes it would be less scary to drive at a very high rate of speed uh now this is not my ferrari so i'm gonna tell you this right now i'm not gonna beat the crap out of this thing i'm gonna give it a little bit of a run i don't even know if i'm gonna do the highway thing on this but uh we'll have some fun anyway [Music] i'm not gonna rev it up too high because
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we're not a temp yet and of course that is extremely important in a car like this so we're gonna short shift a little bit until we get to the 190 range and you know part of this right now is oh my god i'm driving a 308 you know i mean i'm not really even sitting there oh is it nice is it steering well is it feel good is it this that the other i mean i'm driving a 308 and i mean that to me is enough this is the you know the joy of my youth i feel like i'm walking into a nightclub with you know a
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1980s tawny contain on my arm it's just that awesome to be behind the wheel of this car um i love the big fender i mean they're look when you're looking down this thing the ergonomics suck i'm way too close to the rear view mirror i've got the top of this raked windshield right at my head i could only imagine how tom selleck felt in this thing you know being giant i mean it's not too small inside but the ergonomics are terrible and i don't care and i doubt very much that the people who built it
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cared either because that wasn't really the point they didn't really give a crap if the mirror was too close i think they just wanted the thing to uh drive in a very fun manner so there's our temperature you see yeah we're getting there [Music] and everything is so hard with one hand yeah you know i mean i could just do that all day so i think i'll give this little driving bit here without too much commentary because it's just fun
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i'll definitely not make you wait through the night so i tell you what thank you very much for having a look we appreciate it and i'm gonna pick it up again in a minute do another little bit of a drive and uh and i'll do that without comment so we will see you with the next one hopefully i get something fun and uh we'll keep going thanks for having a look oh if you have an interest in this car give the guys at auto house a call 239-263-8500 on the web at autohousenaples.com thank you so much and we will see you with the next one
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take care [Music] [Music] [Music] so thank you so so you

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