The Italian Used Car Weekend continues, this time with an Italian specialty. You see, usually anything with an engine displacement higher than two litres was frowned upon in Italy, and perhaps still is. There’s a significant difference how much a two-litre and a three-litre car are taxed, so Ferrari in their infinite wisdom catered for the weaker of wallet with the 206 GT Dino and 208 GT4/GTB/GTS models.
This 1982 Ferrari 208 GTB has a turbo slapped on the 2.0-litre V8, to bring the power output to a more sportscarlike 218 hp. In 1982 standards, that was still quite something.
You still get one of the best Ferrari shapes ever, and the Grigio colour doesn’t look bad on it. Especially when you consider the car to have the less impressive powerplant, having it in Ferrari Red would make you look like more of a wannabe. The rear tires are said to be new.
And here it is, TURBO proudly displayed on the intake.
Inside, there’s two-tone leather to keep the Red Interior Appreciation Association happy. Of course, the pink centers direct my thoughts into pork dishes. Or Jim’s Wagon post.
The asking price for this Turbo Ferrari for sale in Emilia-Romagna is 25 000 euro. For the money, you could have a beefier Ferrari, and 208 GT4:s and Mondials are 10k cheaper, but… it’s a really nice shape, in a really nice shape.