Ferrari’s line of highly successful V8-engined road cars began with the 308 GT4 of 1973. Badged as a Dino, the all-new 308 GT4 2+2 superseded the preceding Dino V6. The newcomer’s wedge-shaped styling — by Bertone rather than the customary Pininfarina — was modern and up to date; absent were complaints about the performance of the 3.0-liter quad-cam V8 engine, which was then carried over to its successor.
The angularly styled GT4 was remarkable in its ability to hold the occasional rear passenger while maintaining a compact and aggressive appearance. The styling has aged well, and when finished in a period color, the result is quite sought after.
The interior was high-fashion Italian, luxuriously appointed with yards and yards of Connolly leather. The wraparound instrument panel put the gauges and controls in close sight and reach. The center console is reminiscent of the Daytona Coupe.