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1978 Ferrari 308 GTB Group B

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1978 Ferrari 308 GTB Group B

This very special Ferrari 308 GTB Group B rally car was driven by Antonio Zanini, who was a dominant force in Spanish rallying in the late 1970s and early 1980s, he was nine-time Spanish Rally Champion. Zanini did a deal with Ferrari agent Fernando Serena and specialist tuners Michelotto to prepare the car for competition use. Unfortunately the cars debut was delayed until late in the 1984 season when it won its maiden event convincingly. The car only competed on one other event in 1984. During the 1985 Rally Catalunya, the 308 driven by Claudio Caba competed with a revised livery and was sponsored by Spanish Jeans manufacturer Cimarron. This livery was made rather famous when Scalextric used it for one of its most popular slot cars of the 1980s. He was lying 5th overall before retiring after going off the road. After the Catalonian rally, the car returned to Serena in Barcelona and was never used in competition again. After only three events, it was set aside and retained by Francesco Serena. The car was sold during the late 1980s to a Spanish businessman and collector, who kept the car until 2009, at which point he sold it. Ferrari Classiche have also certified this Ferrari as a vehicle of historic interest and is now in the process of receiving a full refurbishment at BGMsport for the new owner. The car has since been used in several events.