Lot 194 - 1979 Ferrari 308 GT4 Dino
|Odometer reading||63,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £54,320|
- Original right hand drive UK supplied example
- Supplied with Classiche papers
The 308 GT4 was a ground-breaking model for Ferrari in several ways; it was the first production Ferrari to feature the mid-engined V8 layout that would become the bulk of the company's business in subsequent decades and was the first production Ferrari to feature Bertone (rather than Pininfarina) bodywork. The GT4 was introduced at the Paris Motor Show in November 1973 and featured angular lines entirely different from its curvaceous two-seater brother, the Dino 246. The styling was controversial at the time with some journalists comparing it to the Bertone-designed Lancia Stratos and Lamborghini Urraco. It finally gained the 'Prancing Horse' badge in May 1976 which replaced the Dino badges on the bonnet, wheels, and the steering wheel. The chassis was based on the Dino 246 but was stretched to make room for the second row of seats. The overall cockpit design was considered futuristic matched by external wind-cheating bodywork. The desirability levels of these Ferraris are quietly ballooning with prices, quite rightly, following suit.
Finished in the perfect combination of Rosso Chiaro 599. 5. 190 Salchi with Pelle Sabbia VM 3234 and Alcantara inserts, this example of the V8 308 GT4 Dino presents with beautiful originality. The car currently resides on brand new 16" Superformance original five-spoke design alloys in gold and is currently fitted with a ‘quick’ steering rack, the original is available with the car as are the original 14" wheels. An original right hand drive UK supplied example, this stunning Dino was subject to Classiche evaluation by Ferrari in 2009 and has been certified ever since. Since purchasing the car in 1985, the second owner had ensured that Graypaul Ferrari of Nottingham cared for the car continuously, earning and ensuring its ongoing Classiche status. Further to this yearly maintenance, Graypaul also bestowed on the car a full engine and gearbox rebuild, with clutch replacement, within the last five years. Complete with a wonderful box full of history including two large folders, Classiche folder, along with Ferrari parts catalogue and workshop manual, the original tools also accompanying the car. You would be hard pressed to find a better example, something Ferrari Classiche can certify to.
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