– rare Ferrari Dino 308 GT 4, built in 1975
– originally delivered to the US, imported to Germany in 1993, 3 owners since then
– over the past decade, no more than 7,200 km covered
– unwarranted mileage of 27,300 km appears realistic
– red paint in good condition, Cromodora alloys without noticeable kerb damage
– bi-colour (red / black) leather interior in near-excellent shape with only slight traces of use
– dashboard intact, black headliner clean
– clutch renewed at 24,800 km, service and new timing belt in 2015
– Classic Data appraisal over € 85,000 (condition 2; 2016)
– German registration documents and historic plates
It was an unwritten law: Bodywork styling for a Ferrari traditionally had to come from Pininfarina. Why Enzo Ferrari decided to commission their archrival Bertone with the design for the Dino 308 GT4 is not known, but Pininfarina is said to have been very upset. Bertone came up with a styling which was very different indeed, and controversial at the time: It featured pronounced angular lines not seen on a Ferrari before.
The 2+2 seater Dino 308 – named after Enzo’s son who had died young – was presented in 1974 and remained in production until 1980. The Ferrari badge was only added in 1976, earlier models were sold under the Dino brand name. A total of 2.826 units were built.
The 308 GT4 was the first production Ferrari with a V8 engine, which delivered 190 kW (255 hp) from 3 litres of displacement. As cars above 2 litres of displacement were subjected to high taxes in Italy, Ferrari in 1975 came up with the 208 GT4, featuring a 2.0 litre V8, the smallest production V8 in history, which was still sporty with 127 kW (170 hp) of power. Of this car, only 840 units were built.