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1975 Ferrari Dino 308 GT4
1975 Ferrari Dino 308 GT4
IMG_9413 1975 Ferrari 308 GT4 IMG_9416 1975 Ferrari 308 GT4 IMG_9419 1975 Ferrari 308 GT4 IMG_9424 1975 Ferrari 308 GT4 IMG_9428 1975 Ferrari 308 GT4 IMG_9430 1975 Ferrari 308 GT4 IMG_9431 1975 Ferrari 308 GT4 IMG_9432 1975 Ferrari 308 GT4 IMG_9433 1975 Ferrari 308 GT4 IMG_9434 1975 Ferrari 308 GT4 IMG_9435 1975 Ferrari 308 GT4 IMG_9437 1975 Ferrari 308 GT4 IMG_9438 1975 Ferrari 308 GT4 IMG_9439 1975 Ferrari 308 GT4 IMG_9441 1975 Ferrari 308 GT4 IMG_9442 1975 Ferrari 308 GT4 IMG_9444 1975 Ferrari 308 GT4 IMG_9448 1975 Ferrari 308 GT4


Lot Number: 480
Result inc Premium: £36,720
  • V5 Present
  • MoT Exempt
  • Chassis number: 09146
The 308 GT4 was a ground‑breaking model for Ferrari; not only was it the first to feature a mid‑engined V8 layout (which would soon become the Italian supercar marque's dominant configuration) but it also departed from the usual Pininfarina styling, employing local rival Bertone instead. Marcello Gandini at Bertone penned a more angular design than Ferrari was usually noted for, but it was still striking and dramatic. The cars were initially sold with Dino badging (to differentiate from the V12 Ferraris) until May 1976, when they received Ferrari badging. Production continued until 1980, when the model was replaced by the Mondial 8 after a run of 2826 308s (and 840 of the less powerful 208s).


This 2926cc example was registered in June 1975 and has had eight former keepers according to the V5C. The mileage indicated on the odometer is 6490 miles (albeit not warranted). The chassis number and engine number are matching, both being 09146. According to the Maranello Archive, the car was supplied new to Brandon Motors of Coventry, possibly as a demonstrator. The vendor acquired it in September 2021 in a part exchange and it had come from the estate of the previous owner, a car MOT tester who had owned it since June 2009 and used it sparingly.

The car comes with its original Ferrari wallet containing the owner's handbook. There are also a couple of tax discs from 2004 and 2014 plus MoT certificates from 2009 (when the mileage was indicated as just 4072 miles) and 2018 and the 'WVG 308' numberplate transfer authorisation from September 2009. The file also contains parts invoices from 2014 to 2016, mainly from Superformance UK Ltd, including one for a timing belt kit, as well as  a re‑cored radiator, new windscreen and new  Michelin XWX tyres.

The most recent bill is the biggest, for £5978.03 in December 2021 at Project Heaven Restoration. This involved a stripdown and rebuild of all four carburettors, new fuel hoses fitted, valve shims all checked and clearances adjusted as required, cambelts, alternator and air con compressor belts replaced, distributor removed and dwell set on special machine, ignition retimed, oil and filter change, new battery and a rolling road set‑up and test, in order to solve some poor running. Fresh red crackle finish was also applied to the cam covers. The vendor tells us that the car now drives absolutely superbly as a result of the recent work, with great handling, steering and braking.    

The car is in generally very good order throughout, and gives the impression of being mainly original inside and out. The black suede and cream leather interior presents well, albeit with a small patch of worn suede on the driver's seat. The bodywork is very also nice, although up close, there are some areas where a slight 'orange peel' effect to the paint is noticeable. However, there is no more significant bubbling. The 308 GT4 has been up on a ramp, and there are no corrosion issues noted underneath.      

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR VIDEO PRODUCED 19TH JANUARY BY ACA OF THIS CAR.
The 308 GT4 was a ground-breaking model for Ferrari; not only was it the first to feature a mid-engined V8 layout (which would soon become the Italian supercar marque's dominant configuration) but it also departed from the usual Pininfarina styling, employing local rival Bertone instead. Marcello Gandini at Bertone penned a more angular design than Ferrari was usually noted for, but it was still striking and dramatic. The cars were initially sold with Dino badging (to differentiate from the V12 Ferraris) until May 1976, when they received Ferrari badging. Production continued until 1980, when the model was replaced by the Mondial 8 after a run of 2826 308s (and 840 of the less powerful 208s). This 2926cc example was registered in June 1975 and has had eight former keepers according to the V5C. The mileage indicated on the odometer is 6490 miles (albeit not warranted). The chassis number and engine number are matching, both being 09146. According to the Maranello Archive, the car was supplied new to Brandon Motors of Coventry, possibly as a demonstrator. The vendor acquired it in September 2021 in a part exchange and it had come from the estate of the previous owner, a car MOT tester who had owned it since June 2009 and used it sparingly. The car comes with its original Ferrari wallet containing the owner's handbook. There are also a couple of tax discs from 2004 and 2014 plus MoT certificates from 2009 (when the mileage was indicated as just 4072 miles) and 2018 and the 'WVG 308' numberplate transfer authorisation from September 2009. The file also contains parts invoices from 2014 to 2016, mainly from Superformance UK Ltd, including one for a timing belt kit, as well as a re-cored radiator, new windscreen and new Michelin XWX tyres. The most recent bill is the biggest, for £5978.03 in December 2021 at Project Heaven Restoration. This involved a stripdown and rebuild of all four carburettors, new fuel hoses fitted, valve shims all checked and clearances adjusted as required, cambelts, alternator and air con compressor belts replaced, distributor removed and dwell set on special machine, ignition retimed, oil and filter change, new battery and a rolling road set-up and test, in order to solve some poor running. Fresh red crackle finish was also applied to the cam covers. The vendor tells us that the car now drives absolutely superbly as a result of the recent work, with great handling, steering and braking. The car is in generally very good order throughout, and gives the impression of being mainly original inside and out. The black suede and cream leather interior presents well, albeit with a small patch of worn suede on the driver's seat. The bodywork is very also nice, although up close, there are some areas where a slight 'orange peel' effect to the paint is noticeable. However, there is no more significant bubbling. The 308 GT4 has been up on a ramp, and there are no corrosion issues noted underneath. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR VIDEO PRODUCED 19TH JANUARY BY ACA OF THIS CAR.
  • V5 Present
  • Chassis number: 09146
Result inc Premium: £36,720

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