• Matching numbers
• Rare model with less than 850 ever produced
• Mechanically very good
• Fresh paint in original colour
• Low mileage of just 25,269 kms
The 208 GT4 is the smaller, 2.0-litre version of the 308 GT4 which was the first production Ferrari to feature their now renowned mid-engined V8 layout.
It was also the first to be designed by Bertone rather than Pininfarina, as was habitually the case in previous years, and featured a more angular aesthetic.
This rare, remarkably low kilometrage blue 208 GT4 Dino was imported from Italy into Belgium where it was registered and currently resides.
The car has benefited from a fresh paint job as well as some mechanical fettling to bring it up to scratch and has evidently been consistently cared for.
The car comes with its Belgian registration document, recent bills including one from 2018 showing 3000 Euros worth of work carried out as well as certificates of condition and conformity.
The original blue and beige interior presents very well overall. There are obviously some signs of use but no real damage or excessive wear and tear to speak of.
An aftermarket steering wheel has been fitted in place of the original item. Everything works with the exception of the air conditioning and the car is fitted with a period radio cassette player.
The car has been resprayed in its original blue and the paintwork has a beautiful shine with no rust. The body panels have been restored also to a high standard and the panel gaps are straight. The various trim pieces are all in good shape and the glassware is original and in good condition. The underneath of the car is without any defects and perfectly within keeping for a vehicle of this age.
The 6-spoke Cromodora Dino 14 x 6.5 alloy wheels have been repainted and are in decent condition with the Fulda tyres appearing to be wearing evenly with adequate tread depth. There is a full size spare wheel included.
The engine bay is in good, honest, original condition and the 2.0-litre V8 starts and idles well. The all important timing belt and tensioner spring have just been replaced and the valves have recently been adjusted to ensure the engine runs as it should.
The clutch and gearbox operate just fine. The original brakes and suspension components appear to be well-maintained, taking into consideration their age, and the car sounds fantastic.
Small but sophisticated the 208 GT4 Dino was capable of nearly 140mph despite it's relatively diminutive displacement.
With four twin-choke carburettors producing around 180bhp it could still hustle and along with its well-balanced handling the 208 remains an engaging and exciting car to drive.
This particularly low mileage example runs like clockwork and with its Bertone bodywork in excellent shape is definitely worth a bid and could potentially be a relatively low cost way into classic Ferrari ownership.
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