The best way to take advantage of the early Group B rallying regulations in the early 1980s was to produce a light and agile mid-engine car. The Ferrari 308 GTB is nothing if not light and mid-engine, so naturally, someone turned it into a rather unlikely rally car.
A company called Michelotto is responsible for making the Group B Ferrari 308 GTB a reality. The company, which was factory-backed by Maranello at the time, fitted the 308 with a quick-ratio steering rack, a competition gearbox and clutch, an AP Lockheed braking system, stiffer anti-roll bars, adjustable dampers and other equipment necessary for the demands of Group B.
When Group B died off, the rally-prepped Ferraris weren’t left with much to do. Still, the owner and driver of one of these cars, Tony Worswick, decided to hold onto it and still owns the Prancing Horse today. Not surprisingly, he doesn’t get to drive the vintage racer much – so seeing it in action is quite a rare sight.
The United Kingdom’s Autocar recently caught up with Worswick and took a drive in his 308. Having the car running and driving is hardly a common occurrence, so check it out in the video above.