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MakeFerrari

Model308 GT4

Year1978

Cylinders8

Engine capacity2925 ccm

Power255 HP

Topspeed250 km/h

Acceleration 0-100 km/h6,8 sec

Weight empty1330 kg

SSC number530

Price offeredPrice on request

VAT deductableno

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History of the Ferrari 308 GT4

The 308 GT4 was presented to the public for the first time in Paris in October 1973. The design came from the avant-garde pen of master Marcello Gandini, who worked for Bertone at the time. It was the first Bertone design for Ferrari (apart from two one-off 250GTs). This GT was developed under the direction of Angelo Bellei and built by Scaglietti.  Experts praised this model for its simple, modern and elegant shape. The Ferraristi were rather reluctant to accept the new wedge shape of the new "Dino" as the successor to the perfectly shaped 206 and 246. However, it was remarkable that Maestro Gandini's design was even able to accommodate four people in a mid-engine sports car. The highlight, however, was the newly developed 8-cylinder engine. The first of its kind in a Ferrari. The connecting rods and some other engine parts were identical to those of the larger twelve-cylinder engines. The two cylinders are arranged at 90°, 16 valves, four overhead camshafts, 4-fold Weber twin carburettors are the ingredients for this marvellous V8. Once ignited, this Dino barks like a furious terrier. That's how it was back in the days when sports cars were purely for men. Once the engine oil has warmed up properly, this Ferrari becomes a real beast. The seating position is modest, the steering wheel very central and very flat, the legs only fit into the car in the frog position that was apparently favoured at the time, but all this is quickly forgotten as the driver approaches the first bends. It is rumoured that Formula 1 champion Clay Regazzoni was involved in the development of the chassis.

In the test conducted by Auto Motor Sport in 1974, the Ferrari 308 GT/4 was faster than the competition De Tomaso Pantera, Porsche 911 Carrera and Maserati Merak and the author Helmut Eicker also emphasised the pronounced relationship with racing constructions and a high degree of active driving safety

However, Ferrari's target of around 1,500 sales units per year was too ambitious; in its best year (1974), Ferrari was only able to sell 764 vehicles. As a result, the 308 GTB and later the GTS were hastily produced in 1975 with the same engine but a Pininfarina body. By 1980, Ferrari had built a total of 3,626 GT4s in parallel, including the 2-litre models for the Spanish and Italian markets.

 

History of the Ferrari 308 GT4 (SSC no. 530) offered here

The Ferrari 308 GT4 offered here was first registered in Italy in 1978. In 1987, Giorgio Alessandro F. from Milan/Italy acquired this Ferrari from the previous owner Renato C. from Verona and drove it until 2013 with the licence plate MI*5F3825. Scuderia Sportiva Colonia then acquired this Ferrari and sold it to a collector in southern Germany after a major technical inspection. We now have this 308GT4 for sale on consignment from this collector. Equipped in its delivery colour "Ferrari Rosso" with a fantastically preserved light brown leather interior, this Ferrari still presents itself today in an exceptionally good technical and visual condition. The service work that has been carried out in the meantime has always been carried out by our company since 2013. At the moment, we are still carrying out upcoming engine and carburettor overhauls so that the "matching" engine can shine again with full power after completion. Chassis, underbody, bodywork and paintwork are flawless. The rims have been painted in a matching gold colour at the request of the last owner. This Ferrari currently has German registration papers including approval as a classic car in accordance with §23 StVZO.

Summary

The Ferrari 308 GT4 is very, very big Ferrari cinema. And not just any Ferrari, but probably the most fun-to-drive Ferrari of its era. Daytona, 246 or 365 GT, all much more expensive, none of them drive like the Dino 308 GT4. Not even its eight-cylinder brothers GTB and GTS. The much-maligned comparison with the kart is actually true here: the GT4 seems to turn with a slight twitch of the steering wheel, regardless of speed and radius. The mid-engine family racing car is a pleasure to drive and, in an emergency, even four adults can enjoy the ride, albeit not necessarily for long distances. You can even take luggage with you. The 308 GT4 has finally shed its status as the unloved four-seater. In our view, this Ferrari is still completely undervalued. Here you have the opportunity to acquire a very original and very well-preserved Ferrari 308GT4.

Please note:

The mileage is read off and we can of course not guarantee the actual total mileage for such an old vehicle. This offer is subject to change and subject to prior sale. We are selling this Ferrari on consignment for the consignor and last owner. For German customers, we also offer a new MOT, as well as support with registration in Germany, valuation report, etc. In Europe transport in a closed trailer, additionally we arrange container shipping for the rest of the world.

This vehicle offered here is located in our new Classic Centre in Jungenthaler Str. 1A, DE-57548 Kirchen/Sieg. In the former Jung locomotive shed you will find a large selection of exciting, sporty classics.  To find out more about our range of services and selection of vehicles, please visit www.scuderia-sportiva-colonia.com

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Vehicle data

MakeFerrari

Model308 GT4

Year1978

Body typeCoupe

Cylinders8

Engine capacity2925 ccm

Power255 HP

Topspeed250 km/h

Acceleration 0-100 km/h6,8 sec

Weight empty1330 kg

Gearboxmanual

Speeds5

DriveRear

Brakes frontDisc

Brakes rearDisc

Tachometer counter (read)89250 kms

First registeredn. a.

Previous owners3

Matching numbersyes

SSC number530

Exterior colourred

Interior colourbrown

Manufacturer's colour code (exterior)Rosso

Interior materialLeather

Sun roofno

Electrical windowsyes

Folding topno

A/Cyes

Power steeringno

Price offeredPrice on request

VAT deductableno

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