1977 Ferrari 208 GT4 Dino

 1977 Ferrari 208 GT4 Dino

1977 Ferrari 208 GT4 Dino

Registration TNT 234R
Chassis Number 13594
Engine Number TBA
Odometer reading 83,308 km
Estimate £30,000 - £36,000

The Dino 308 GT4 and 208 GT4 (later Ferrari 308 GT4 and 208 GT4) were mid-engined V8 2+2 cars built by Ferrari. The Dino 308 GT4 was introduced in 1973 and supplemented by the 208 GT4 in 1975. The cars were sold with Dino badging (continuing the Dino brand to differentiate non-V12 Ferrari) until May 1976, when they received Ferrari badging. The GT4 was replaced by the Mondial 8 in 1980 after a production run of 2,826 units 308s and 840 208s. Introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 1975, the 208 GT4 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 Litre (1991 cc) V8, resulting in the smallest production V8 in history for a road car. Power output was 170hp at 7,700 rpm for a top speed of 137mph. Smaller Weber 34 DCNF carburettors, a lower final drive ratio and skinnier tyres 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. The 208 GTB replaced the 208 GT4 in 1980, after only 840 units were manufactured.

This exceptional original condition, left hand drive 1977 Ferrari 208 GT4, was an Italian car imported to the UK in 2015 when the car had a comprehensive full service with new cambelts. Following its import the Ferrari specialists Joe Macari carried out the fitting of a new clutch, brakes, oil cooler pipes, new sender units, HT leads and carburettors serviced and balanced at a cost of £7,000 plus; the owner then did a tour of Europe covering 2,000 miles. Finished in red with a beige interior, this 208 GT4 is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in May 2019 and a copy of the Italian registration document. This rare 208 has been completely gone through by top Ferrari specialists in London and is ready to be used and enjoyed.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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