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Lot 177 - 1977 Ferrari 308 GT4 Dino – same ownership for 27 years

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ESTIMATE €55,000- €75,000

Auction 2016 mondial de l'automobile paris
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Lot Number 177
Reg. Number EU Taxes Paid
Chassis Number 13006
Year 1977
Make Ferrari
Model 308 GT4

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Description

The Dino 308 GT4 was introduced at the Paris Motor Show in November 1973. The 308 GT4 finally gained the “Prancing Horse” badge in May 1976, which replaced the Dino badges on the hood, wheels, rear panel and the steering wheel. This has caused major confusion over the years by owners, enthusiasts and judges. During the energy crisis at that time many prospective owners were hesitant to buy such an expensive automobile not badged “Ferrari” being confused at the significance of the Dino name. Dino was Enzo Ferrari’s son died in 1956 and his name was considered to honor his memory on the models it was placed. The styling featured angular lines entirely different from its curvaceous 2-seater brother, the Dino 246, and was controversial at the time. Some journalists compared it to the Bertone-designed Lancia Stratos and Lamborghini Urraco, also penned by Marcello Gandini. From the cockpit the driver sees only the road. It has perfect 360 degree visibility, no blind spots, upright and comfortable seating position, a real trunk, a back seat for soft luggage, and very easy engine access. Enzo Ferrari himself took a major role in its design, even having a mock-up made where he could sit in the car to test different steering, pedals and cockpit seating positioning.

This lovely Ferrari 308 GT4 Dino is finished in the classic chiaro rosso and has its original black interior. First registered in 1977, this car shows only 38,000 km on the odometer and was last serviced in July this year. This example comes with 14” alloy wheels and its original exhaust. It also comes with its Italian registration documents.

Cette belle Ferrari 308 GT 4 Dino est rouge chiaro classique et l’intérieur d’origine est noir. Immatriculée pour la première fois en 1977, cette voiture n’a que 38.000 km au compteur et a été révisée pour la dernière fois en Juillet cette année. Elle est fournie avec des roues 14’’ en alliage et son pot d’échappement d’origine. Elle a aussi ses papiers d’immatriculation Italiens.


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