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1978 Ferrari Dino 308 GT4 - Restored & Fabulous! For Sale

MAKE: Ferrari
MODEL: Dino 308 GT4
COLOUR: Verde Pino
YEAR: 1978
MILEAGE: 75, 000
PRICE: £69, 995. 00 - OVNO - PX Welcomed


That's not a real Dino!!! Hmmmm, it can't be, it has 4 seats. Sure? have you ever driven one? Probably not, but now's the time, they're utterly fabulous!

Yes, yes, it is a real Dino and as we all know Enzo REALLY loved his son; thus, he wouldn't have a car named after him if it really wasn't special to pilot. These are known as an unloved relative, but some eyes it's perfect 70's beauty. In stark comparison with some of the later 80's 2 plus 2 offerings, where the fire and brimstone of the 60's and 70's Ferrari iconic and hedonistic prancing horse driving experience was watered down to suit a family, this is a real drivers machine first and foremost, it just so happens to have two further seats behind you, practical really.

Depressing the clutch takes some strength, she makes you work for it, but getting those rev matched downshifts with the hearty clack of the gated manual, turning the car in, it will dance on all 4 corners unlike the later and heavier cars. This is raw, only made better by the full tubular, stainless steel exhaust system.

You'll probably note from the first glance that the colour isn't only striking but that it's rather different. In fact, it is so different that only two were ever made in this colour. The only question I ask is why? It is so much better than Resale red isn't it!!!

It drives and looks this good thanks to a recent recommissioning whilst in the tenure of Ferrari royalty -Foskers, having had a body off respray, engine rebuild, gearbox and differential rebuild, so it really is going to be the best 308 GT4 you're going to find, it is probably the rarest too!


Having had a fully documented body off, bare metal restoration, it presents very well indeed, barring a couple of small marks from the mileage it has covered since (some 4, 000 or so). Everything works just as it should, it feels tight and smooth, the engine is super responsive and nothing gets in between you and the car. Every last item has been rebuilt or refurbished during this stage, from engine, gearbox, diff, brakes, suspension, you name it, it has been refreshed and boy does it show!

The car has had a full machine polish, ceramic coating and the all-important belt service, including oil, plugs and a full check over in prep for its new owner. I've also personally wiped the chassis down, as it is still so fresh from its restoration, it is as clean as the car is on top, a true delight and we'd welcome you to see underneath the car too!

If you're after a car to use, not afraid of the mileage, but that presents like a car that has sat for years inactive (but would drive like a dog) and is as rare as any Ferrari, with the added practicality of four seats, this could well be the one for you. It's visceral, emotional and above all, it truly is special, follow this link for our video of the car filmed with the great guys here from Car & Classic: - details above to put you in the drivers seat...

Upon arrival at HPC Classics, we gave the car a full once over, with the engine showing us just how healthy it is, producing super compression across all 8 cylinders, along with a bonkers 120psi oil pressure on start-up and 80psi at idle. You'd be hard pushed to find a sweeter power unit, mated to the rebuilt dogleg five, it really is a joy! The engine was dyno'd at 223. 5 bhp shortly after it was put back in the car, showing just how healthy it is.

This car is quite frankly the best thing I've ever had the joy of driving, the chassis balance is other-worldly and it rewards you so much for each and every input made tenfold. I utterly love it and I'm adamant you will too. Having been given a glowing review from highly renowned Ferrari specialist Ian Barkaway when he drove it, you can rest assured that you're getting what you pay for.

UYR 5S comes complete with its original tool roll, jack kit and an enormous history file documenting its entire life. They really don?t get much better, even if they do, I'll wager it isn't in the glorious hue of Verde Pino!

TRANSMISSION: 5 speed gated manual
Engine: 2. 9 L Dino V8
Power: 227 bhp @ 6600 rpm
Torque: 203 lb/ ft @ 4600 rpm
0-60 mph: 6. 6 seconds
Top Speed: 147 mph
PRICE: £69, 995. 00 - OVNO - PX Welcome
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