Kurt Penner, one of the owners here at Jellybean Autocrafters, picked and filed the body of this beauty to perfection, so less than a cup of filler was used on the entire car. He then applied the paint to show winning perfection.
Having a multi-carb tune-up specialist on hand who know his way around Ferrari’s of that era, he got it running beautifully, which is rare for Ferrari’s of that day.
With the new leather interior all done and looking great, it received its official invite to the Crescent Beach Concourse d’Elegance event, where it took home the 1st place trophy. A lot of effort went into the car from all parties, so it was a big win for the client, all those who brought it to that level and the car itself.
With this car being in ”perfect condition”, it also drives great, like you’d expect a 1977 Ferrari 308 to drive like, so it sees quite a few miles, going to the office and back as well as weekend road trips.
We are putting the final touches on this ’77 Ferrai 308 GTB we have on the go so it’s off to have Paul Silva do his magic with the fine tuning of the engine. He’s the multi-carb master so we are looking forward to doing a test run or two after he’s done.
This is one of the first 100 308 GTB’s built (#78), one of less than 100 cars this colour & one of only a handful with aluminum trim around the windows. It is considered to be amoing the rarest of 308 GTB’s so it’s an honour to be chosen to bring it back to its former glory & a give it a bit extra.
Our scope of the project was mainly the body restoration & some mechanical.
Kurt Penner is a master when it comes to metal fabrication and finishing so he “picked & filed” the body to perfection and used less than a cup of filler on the entire car. He’s also an amazing painter so this concourse quality paint job & metal work is “just another day at the office for him”.
Jellybean AutoCrafters is extremely proud to have our name associated with such a fine vehicle, we never take for granted that we work on so many significant vehicles, to us it’s always a privilage.
We’ll post some build pictures soon, hope this is enough to get a slight understanding of this amazing car.