The Ferrari 308 GTB was launched at the Salon de l'Auto in Paris, just two years after the 308 GT4. The 308 GTB was a true Ferrari, and not as the 308 GT4 considered to be "just" a Dino.
Ferrari got the FIA group 4 homologation papers for the 308 GTB in November 1976. The following two years only a few privateers gave the 308 GTB exponation in competition.
Daniel Marin, who was the sales manager of Charles Pozzi (French Ferrari agent) had a conversation with their driver Jean-Claude Andruet, who said that the 308 GTB potentially could win the Rallye Monte Carlo.
Under a visit in Maranello, Marin met with Enzo Ferrari, and proposed the idea of a serious 308 GTB into rally configuration. Enzo Ferrari remarked that his firm belonged to "an industrial group which raced factory rally cars" and said to Mr. Marin "You are a free man".
Gaetano Fiorini, who was in charge of the customers racing department advised Daniel Marin to get in touch with the company Michelotto in Padova.
In 1978, Michelotto launched the prototype of the 308 GTB rallycar - a heavily modified car.
Major results »
1979 - 1st in Monza, Italy - Pinto
1980 - 1st in Piancavallo, Italy - 'Nico'
1981 - 1st in 12 Heures d'Ypres, Belgium - Andruet
1981 - 2nd in Catalunya, Spain - Andruet
1981 - 1st in 4-Regions, Italy - Andruet
1981 - 1st in Targa Florio, Italy - Andruet
1981 - 1st in Tour de France, France - Andruet
1982 - 1st in Cevennes, France - Andruet
1982 - 1st in Ciocco, Italy - Tognana
1982 - 1st in Piancavallo, Italy - Tognana
1982 - 1st in Var, France - Andruet
1982 - 1st in Targa Florio, Italy - Tognana
1982 - 2nd in Tour de Corse, France - Andruet
1982 - 1st in Tour de France, France - Andruet
1983 - 1st in Mille Miglia, Italy - Busseni
1983 - 1st in Mont Blanc, France - Vincent
1983 - 1st in Della Lanterna, Italy - Menes
1984 - 1st in Isola d'Elba, Italy - 'Lucky'
1984 - 1st in Sierra Morena, Spain - Zanini
The Ferrari 308 GTB was launched at the Salon de l'Auto.
FIA homologation approval of the Ferrari 308 GTB enabled rallying.
Michelotto presented the prototype of the Ferrari 308 GTB rallycar - chassis number #20951.
First important victory by the Ferrari 308 GTB. Rallye del Monza won by 'Lele' Pinto.
Introduction of group B, hence Michelotto created a group B version of the 308 GTB, however the group 4 version continued more succesful.
Replacement of group 4 by group B. Yet another version came from Michelotto.
Ferrari introduced the 288 GTO, which was supposed to be Ferrari's group B weapon. Later-on group B was banned, and Ferrari officially dropped their rally activities.
Michelotto created the last of 15 Ferrari 308 GTB rallycars (11 group 4 + 4 group B) cars.
Michelotto made 308 GTB's are sold for 1/2 to 3/4 million EURO !