Shown to the world in 1973, the Dino 308 GT4 incorporated several firsts for Ferrari. It was the first production Ferrari with a V8 engine, and their first mid-engined 2+2 sports car. Penned by Bertone, the Dino 308 GT4 was a departure from the curvy Pininfarina lines common at the time. With ample headroom for rear seat passengers and a decent sized boot at the back, the Dino 308 GT4 was the most “practical” offering from the house of the Cavallino Rampante (or Prancing Horse) then.
As the name denotes, the Dino 308 GT4 is powered by a 3.0 litre V8 engine (2,927cc to be exact), and develops 252bhp. Though this might not sound like much today, the modest 1,150kg curb weight of the Dino 308 GT4 ensured exhilarating performance for the time. The well weighted, non-power assisted steering gives good feedback, and the sharp throttle response makes toe-heeling a breeze, offering a truly visceral 70’s Ferrari driving experience. On the inside, the toggle switches and temperature sliders add to the sports car drama of the era.
This particular example has been extensively rebuilt, and has been featured in several reference books and magazines before it was shipped here from the UK and comes with full provenance.