The 308 GT4 and 208 GT4 Dino were mid-engined V8 2+2 cars built by Ferrari. The 308 GT4 Dino was introduced in 1973 and supplemented by the 208 GT4 Dino in 1975. The cars were sold with Dino badging (continuing the Dino brand to differentiate non-V12 Ferraris) until May 1976, when they received Ferrari badging.
Introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 1975, the 208 GT4 Dino was a low-displacement version of the V8 produced for the Italian market, where cars with engines larger than two litres were subjected to a doubled VAT (38%). The engine was de-bored to (66.8×71 mm) 2.0 L (1991 cc) V8, resulting in the smallest production V8 in history for a road car.
Power output was 170bhp at 7,700 rpm for a top speed of 137 mph. Smaller Weber 34 DCNF carburettors, a lower final drive ratio and skinnier tires completed the technical changes for the 208. Chrome (rather than black) accents outside and the lack of fog lights were external visual indicators of the smaller-engined GT4. Inside the 208 GT4 featured a black rather than silver dash facing.
Finished in its original Blu Chiaro Metallizzato with Blue interior, in early 2016 this car was the subject of a full photographic and documented nut and bolt restoration at the renowned Modena Classic Works. A stone’s throw from Ferrari’s home at Maranello, the work undertaken included a full respray, a sympathetic interior restoration and a full mechanical overhaul including new suspension and brakes. Furthermore, the engine and gearbox were rebuilt to exacting standards, with every nut and bolt zinc plated to return them to new condition.
Presented with a mere 39,000km on the odometer, this car is exactly as it left the factory and in unrepeatable condition. The car comes with a UK V5 registration document and a history file containing over 1000 photos of the restoration and invoices in excess of €30,000. You are unlikely to find a better example of this model anywhere in the world.