1975 Ferrari Dino 308 GT4

I was the one who sold 308 GT4 S/N 10540 for $23,500 back in 1990

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Ferrari’s family of immensely successful V8 road cars began in 1973 with the 308 GT4. The Maranello factory’s first V8-engined road car and first mid-engine 2+2, the 308 GT4 was styled by Bertone rather than the customary Pininfarina. By placing the front seats well forward, Bertone made room for two children or one sideways-seated adult in the rear, while the compact engine/transaxle package left space behind the engine bay for a luggage compartment.
Although the newcomer’s wedge-shaped styling was controversial, the performance of its quad-cam, 3-liter V8 did not disappoint, proving sufficient to propel the 308 past 150 mph, with 0-60 mph coming in under 7 seconds.
Road & Track was most impressed by the 308 GT4’s blend of speed and civility when they tested one in 1974: “Apart from the performance, which you take for granted in a Ferrari, and the aforementioned remarkable flexibility of the engine, perhaps the most outstanding feature of the Dino 308 is the excellent ride it provides. There is no low-speed harshness and at speed the road irregularities are beautifully smoothed out. The progress, compared to earlier Ferraris, is enormous.”
The present owner purchased the Dino 308 from FAF Motorcars Atlanta in 1990. He advises us that the car is original apart from a repaint, and that it has just undergone its 60,000-mile service. Indicated mileage is about 55,000 miles. Finished in red with tan leather interior, it is presented in excellent condition throughout.

Steve Ahlgrim

Steve Ahlgrim - SCM Contributing Editor

Steve taught high school auto shop before moving to Atlanta, GA, where his love of sports cars led him to FAF Motorcars, the former Ferrari dealer where he served as General Manager and Vice President. He has been a self-proclaimed “one-trick pony,” coveting the Ferrari marque. He has been involved in concours judging for over 25 years and is a member of the IAC/PFA, an international committee overseeing high-level Ferrari concours judging. He is chief judge of the Celebration Exotic Car Show in Celebration, FL.

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