3. Ferrari 208/308 GTB
Ferrari introduced the 308 GTB in 1985, basing it on the Bertone-styled 308 GT4. It offered better dynamics, but it had basically the same technology and power. Since their construction was almost identical, they shared the same engine. But the 308 GTB was strictly a two-seater and the 308 GT4 was 2+2. However, the 308 series proved to be popular with car fans.
When Ferrari stopped production in 1985, they had produced over 12,000 of them. This is the highest number of any Ferrari they build up to date. Besides the regular 308 with a 3.0-liter V8 engine, Ferrari offered various versions. This included the Ferrari 208 with a smaller 2.0-liter V8 and the 208 GTS Turbo. Those cars weren’t particularly powerful or fast, but they were attractive and handled well.
Today, any hot hatch can beat the Ferrari 308 GTB at a stoplight drag race, but the Ferrari driver will have more fun. For a long time, the prices of the 308/208 GTB and GTS fell around the $20-$30,000 mark, but they are starting to rise. Although those models are quite common, they represent symbols of an era. Expect prices to go stratospheric soon, so if you want an inexpensive 80’s Ferrari, start looking now.