Only three cars were commissioned by the Factory to be used in competition and these cars were built by Italian race shop  Michelotto.      Michelotto creations were the 308 GT/M which appeared in 1984 and resembled a scaled-down Le Mans Boxer. Its naturally aspirated, longitudinally aligned V8 engine was mated to a Hewland transmission and mounted in a specially constructed tubular chassis, clothed with bodywork in composite materials. From this car's shape, mechanical configuration and use of composite materials, one can see its influence on the subsequent 288 Evoluzione prototypes and the F-40. the Chassis numbers did not follow Ferrari's standard sequence, so these should probably be considered Michelotto identities as the cars were constructed entirely at his own workshops, albeit with factory input and approval. Keith Bluemels Original Ferrari V8