Tue, 23rd Nov 2021 13:00

November 2021 Classics Auction

 
Lot 115
 

1977 Ferrari 308 GT4
A full engine rebuild less than 400 miles ago this well presented GT4 is complete with its cherished registration.

Registration - 308 HYA

Chassis No. - 13248

M.O.T. - March 2022

Odometer - 11,573

This lovely-looking GT4 was apparently not nearly so pretty when salvaged by the vendor from under a tree in 2018. A restorer, he bought the car specifically to bring it back to life and then move it on – hence the sale. The engine was running, but overall the Ferrari was a Prancing Horse or two below par. He commenced by completely rebuilding the boot and other areas of panelling before changing the original livery of red over black to red alone. He fitted countless new parts including brake calipers, alternator, starter motor and radiator, and invested £12,000 with Migliore Cars of Bromsgrove in order to bring the V8 engine back to full fitness. Less than 400 miles have been travelled since all the remedial work was completed, from which the next owner will obviously fully benefit.

‘308 HYA’ was delivered new to its first owner in April 1977. He reputedly accrued some 14,200 miles before selling it to a Mr & Mrs Powell in 1980. During their tenure it was maintained by MHT (Bob Houghton) of Northleach, and used extensively on Ferrari club events throughout the UK and Europe. The next change of hands occurred in 2003, but then the trail goes cold until the vendor’s acquisition 15 years hence. He presently classes the newly rebuilt engine and transmission as ‘excellent’, and the bodywork, red paintwork and black half leather interior trim as ‘good’, and is now selling this nicely-presented Prancing Horse complete with the suitably apt cherished number plate – ‘308 HYA’

Ferrari’s mould-breaking 308 GT4 was introduced at the Paris Salon in 1973. Production continued until 1980, by when some 2,800 had been made.

In summary:

  • Less than 400 miles since full engine rebuild
  • The subject of considerable recent restoration and many new parts
  • Comes complete with cherished number ‘308 HYA’

'A Buyer’s Premium applies to the Hammer Price of this Lot if your bid is successful, as per the following;  Motor Cars, Motorcycles Watercraft and Bicycles 12.5% + VAT (minimum £145 + VAT); Registration Numbers 15% + VAT (minimum £50 + VAT); Automobilia 15% + VAT (minimum of £5 + VAT).'

Sold for £35,667

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


 

Registration - 308 HYA

Chassis No. - 13248

M.O.T. - March 2022

Odometer - 11,573

This lovely-looking GT4 was apparently not nearly so pretty when salvaged by the vendor from under a tree in 2018. A restorer, he bought the car specifically to bring it back to life and then move it on – hence the sale. The engine was running, but overall the Ferrari was a Prancing Horse or two below par. He commenced by completely rebuilding the boot and other areas of panelling before changing the original livery of red over black to red alone. He fitted countless new parts including brake calipers, alternator, starter motor and radiator, and invested £12,000 with Migliore Cars of Bromsgrove in order to bring the V8 engine back to full fitness. Less than 400 miles have been travelled since all the remedial work was completed, from which the next owner will obviously fully benefit.

‘308 HYA’ was delivered new to its first owner in April 1977. He reputedly accrued some 14,200 miles before selling it to a Mr & Mrs Powell in 1980. During their tenure it was maintained by MHT (Bob Houghton) of Northleach, and used extensively on Ferrari club events throughout the UK and Europe. The next change of hands occurred in 2003, but then the trail goes cold until the vendor’s acquisition 15 years hence. He presently classes the newly rebuilt engine and transmission as ‘excellent’, and the bodywork, red paintwork and black half leather interior trim as ‘good’, and is now selling this nicely-presented Prancing Horse complete with the suitably apt cherished number plate – ‘308 HYA’

Ferrari’s mould-breaking 308 GT4 was introduced at the Paris Salon in 1973. Production continued until 1980, by when some 2,800 had been made.

In summary:

  • Less than 400 miles since full engine rebuild
  • The subject of considerable recent restoration and many new parts
  • Comes complete with cherished number ‘308 HYA’

'A Buyer’s Premium applies to the Hammer Price of this Lot if your bid is successful, as per the following;  Motor Cars, Motorcycles Watercraft and Bicycles 12.5% + VAT (minimum £145 + VAT); Registration Numbers 15% + VAT (minimum £50 + VAT); Automobilia 15% + VAT (minimum of £5 + VAT).'

Auction: November 2021 Classics Auction, Tue, 23rd Nov 2021

This auction of classic cars, motorbikes, registrations & automobilia will take place in the Concorde Hangar at Manchester Airport's Runway Visitor Park.

We are delighted to be running this live event in the shadow of Concorde, without doubt the most iconic passenger aircraft in history.

Free parking for auction attendees.

As with all Hampson Auctions there will be a fantastic and varied mix of lots to reflect both the individual interests of collectors whatever stage of the collectors journey they are on. 

If you wish to consign your vehicle to this auction, you can request a valuation here or by calling on of the team on 01606 828124

Viewing Days:
Monday 22nd November 12pm - 7pm
Tuesday 23rd November 9am - 1pm
 

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