Introduced at the 1973 Paris Motor Show, the Dino 308 GT4 was a significant departure for Ferrari in several ways. It was the first production car from Modena to feature a mid-engined V8, a layout that would become common to their core range for decades to come, along with the first production model to feature Bertone styling rather than Pininfarina bodywork. The styling was controversial at the time, with some journalists comparing it to the Bertone-designed Lancia Stratos and Lamborghini Urraco. The chassis was based on the Dino 246 but was stretched to make space for a 2+2 Configuration. The 3.0 Litre V8 was integrally joined with the gearbox and had an alloy block and heads with dual overhead camshafts fed through 4 Weber 40 DCNF carburettors.
The GT4 was replaced by the Mondial 8 in 1980 after a production run of 2,826 308s and 840 208s.
Interestingly, this very late 308 GT4 was supplied new in February 1981 by the French importer Pozzi, after official production ended. The car is finished in the extremely avant-garde combination of Marrone Metallizzato with a Beige leather interior, which we feel is a very suitable colour combination for a car designed to be a little more grown up than the preceding Dino 246. Occupants are kept cool by the option of air conditioning which is combined with a factory-fitted steel sun-roof, a very rare and desirable option.
Now showing 74,000 kilometres recorded, the car has been serviced and fitted with new cambelts.
Presented in excellent condition in all respects, with Belgian registration papers, what an exciting, yet slightly more subtle way to enjoy Ferrari motoring.
|Auction||Interclassics Maastricht January 2017|
|Day of Auction||N/A|
|Registration Number||EU Registered|
|Model||308 GT4 Dino|
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