Made of glass: This 1976 Ferrari 308 GTB will last forever

This yellow Vetroresina will have you pining for the golden state

Is orange the new black? Burgundy the new orange? Mauve the new burgundy? It’s almost impossible to call it. What we do know is that – in 1976 – this Ferrari 308 GTB made a compelling argument for yellow being the new red.

Eschewing the traditional Ferrari hue in favour of a more exotic golden-lemon colour, this Enzo classic looks perfectly at home resting under shadows of a cooling Californian palm tree.

Vetroresina, or as we anglophones know it, fibreglass, is the reason the classic car world world call this 308 Maranello’s plastic fantastic. It’s also handily rust resistant and so has retained its value.

Made of glass: This 1976 Ferrari 308 GTB will last forever
RM Sotheby's

Add to the cauldron of compliments that it is one of just 808 Vetroresina’s ever built, and somehow, the exterior begins to look even more attractive (knowing it could be a very solid investment indeed).

We’re going to assume that the lack of literature on RM Sotheby’s website about this particular model is because this car simply cannot be diluted, unpacked or elaborated on by words.

If it’s left you speechless, you have time to compose yourself, with the car going up for auction in Monterey at the end of August.

Made of glass: This 1976 Ferrari 308 GTB will last forever
Made of glass: This 1976 Ferrari 308 GTB will last forever

Many thanks to RM Sotheby’s.

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