History & other Information
This is one of the very last (21289 being the last) fibreglass cars built. Delivered new and first registered, SUT 880R by the then Ferrari main dealers, Cooper Car Sales Ltd of Leicester to a Mr Gregory of Cromwell Tools, also of Leicester, on the18th May 1977.
The then (1st January 1977) list price was £13,291.28 plus delivery charges; number plates and road tax .In addition the car had air conditioning (£600.21), 7.5” wide wheels (£280.80) and metallic paint (£280.80) as it was originally supplied in metallic Dino Blue with dark Blu (3282) hide.
Cromwell Tools Ltd purchased a 512 BB (#24175) on the 31st July 1978 from Coopers Car Sales Ltd, so it is presumed that the 308 was part-exchanged. Registered to Lancaster Garages of Colchester on the 23rd October 1978, from whom Mr Roger Easton of Acle, Norfolk, presumably purchased the car from, on the 10th November 1978.Interestingly the logsheet was now showing the colour as being White/Black.
On the 2nd April 1979 Maurice Worton of Bromsgrove in the Midlands became the “new owner”, re-registering the car 21 MAB, two days later the new owner Michael. A. Bonas of Burton-on-Trent became the new registered keeper. (It was then the practice to register the car in the name of the owner of the REGISTRATION number, then transfer title of the car to the new owner when purchasing a cherished number). Mr Bonas appears to have replaced this Ferrari for another in September 1979, transferring the number 21 MAB to his new acquisition. #21047 being given the registration number, UBJ 442R.
Protea Management of Services of Maidstone in Kent became the new recorded keepers on the 6th November 1979.This was followed by Mr Eric Mills of Teddington, on the 19th February 1981.The car was registered 97 ERM, whilst in Mr Mills ownership, and was given the current registration mark on the transfer of the personalised number in June 1982. He seems to have sold the car to London dealers, Chequered Flag of London W4, on the 7th May 1982.Presuambly they sold the car to the next recorded keeper, Mr Liam Rowley of London W4 who became the next keeper on 25th August 1982.It was next registered to Roger Wilkinson of Reading Berkshire on the 7th February 1984.
On the 16th November 1984, Mr C. Brigstock of Bowfram Ltd in Kettering became the next recorded keeper. It would seem that Mr Brigstock sold the car-his signature appears on the transfer form- to Mr Bradley Leasor of Kentucky, USA, on the 14th March 1985.
In September 1988 it was back in the UK having been purchased by Modena Engineering Ltd, the then Ferrari dealers in East Horsley, Surrey ,and imported by Chris Mann –Chris owned an import /export business,MIT Shipping, with a particular interest in cars.
It was sold by Mike Wheeler of Modena Engineering Ltd, with an indicated 77,230 miles to the penultimate owner Harley Street anaesthetist; Dr David Enderby of London, for £36,000.The car was by now Red, still with its original dark Blue hide. It was by now also sporting Michelin TRX wheels and tyres which it is still fitted with a deep front spoiler.
During Dr Enderby’s ownership it has undergone a total repaint still in Rosso and been re-trimmed in Tan hide with new Beige Wilton carpets. The deep front spoiler was removed during the repaint.
Mike Wheeler of Rardley Motors “brokered” a deal to the current owner, Mr S. Fuller of Sussex on 28th August 2004 with a recorded 81,605 miles. During Mr Fuller’s ownership it has been maintained by marque specialist, Phil Stafford of Rosneath Engineering of Sussex..
Bought by John Watts of Tenterden, Kent on the 2nd April 2007 at 88,152 miles, to race.
A large history file accompanies the car as well as copies of photographs and adverts from 1988 when Modena were selling the car.
24-08-83 54,105 miles
21-07-84 60,457 miles
15-06-88 77,076 miles
26-08-88 77,242 miles
23-04-90 78,124 miles
11-05-91 79,776 miles
22-08-92 80,107 miles
26-04-94 80,397 miles
24-07-97 80,778 miles
08-07-99 81,048 miles
25-05-01 81,242 miles
22-04-04 81,332 miles
06-05-05 85451 miles
16-05-06 86,668 miles