Some might think it's sacrilegious to modify a Ferrari, but this 308 GTB has been enhanced tastefully.
Modified Ferraris are often frowned upon for being Frankenstein creations, featuring impurities not in keeping with the Scuderia’s own design. It’s certainly a risky thing to do to a classic Prancing Horse considering their inherent values, but sometimes these enhanced stallions can be something quite special. This supercharged 308 GTB is one such car.
The ultimate difference between a well modified Ferrari, and some of the monstrosities created, comes down to how tastefully these changes have been made. Wil de Groot spent a few years creating his perfect Ferrari 308 GTB that remained respectful of the Italian marque’s original intentions.
Beginning with a 1978 308 GTB, he set about tearing down the engine in preparation for its enhancements. Rebuilt with new bearings, seals, gaskets, and a custom intake manifold, the 3.0-liter V8 engine was ready to receive a new Opcon autorotor twin-screw supercharger that dramatically boosted the performance of this European specification Ferrari. The supercharger has since been replaced with a Vortech model. A series of ancillary changes were made in the pursuit of making this classic model more reliable as well as easier to live with.
Gallery: Supercharged Ferrari 308 GTB
The original Pininfarina design has been respected and preserved, with the key external changes being a fresh coat of paint and some custom 17-inch alloy wheels. The advert also suggest that its interior is largely original and looks great upholstered with contrasting red leather.
The Ferrari 308 GTB was introduced in 1975 as a replacement for the Dino 246 GT, with a targa topped GTS body style also available — something made famous by the cult TV show Magnum PI. It went through several incarnations over its decade of production, culminating in the 308 Quattrovalvole.