Ferrari 308 GT4 Dino For Sale

1979 | 38,000 miles | £59,990
Vehicle Details
Model: Ferrari 308 GT4 Dino : 1979
Price: £59,990
Exterior Colour: Rosso Corsa
Interior Trim: Sabbia
Engine: 3.0L
Transmission: Manual
Odometer: 38,000

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Ferrari 308 GT4 Dino 1979


This beautiful 308 GT4 Dino is finished in Rosso Corsa with Crema. This example is a Ferrari badge car, and is fantastic condition both inside and out considering its age and mileage. Alongside the car is a well documented history, which includes invoices dating as far back as 1972. This includes multiple invoices from Graypaul, tyre and part receipts, many of the cars previous MOT's and other various mechanical work.

In 2015, a great deal of work was completed by Rosneath Engineering, a well known specialist for 308 GT4's. The work included the following:


rebuilt dampers
new springs
new upper and lower ball joints
all wishbones powder coated
all fasteners new or plated
suspension pick-ups plated (1 new)
new inner and outer wishbone bushes
new wheel bearings
new brake discs
rebuilt brake callipers
new calliper bolts
new brake pads
new flexible brake hoses
new solid brake lines
new anti-roll bar bushes
new wheels and tyres
new wheel bolts


new dampers and bushes
new springs
all wishbones powder coated
suspension pick-ups plated
all fasteners new or plated
new Teflon wishbone bushes
hubs plated
new wheel bearings
new brake discs
rebuilt brake callipers
new calliper bolts
new brake pads
new flexible brake hoses
new solid brake lines
new wheels and tyres
new wheel bolts
rebuilt driveshafts


new main, big end and thrust bearings
new spigot bearing
new gear linkage seals (between engine and gearbox sumps)
new anti-surge and oil baffle plate
new valves and valve stem seals
new oil cooler
new plug leads
all new fuel lines
many new coolant hoses
radiatior re-cored
stainless steel manifolds and exhaust
rebuilt carburettors
new clutch assembly
rebuilt starter motor
rebuilt alternator
new battery

Service and cambelts were changed again after engine was completed, the car has had 1,000 miles of running in.

This presents an opportunity to own a wonderful example of a 308 GT4 Dino, with a well documented history and a great deal of carefully completed mechanical preparation.

For all enquiries please call 01233 646328.

The Dino 308 GT4 was introduced at the Paris Motor Show in November 1973. The 308 GT4 finally gained the "Prancing Horse" badge in May 1976, which replaced the Dino badges on the hood, wheels, rear panel and the steering wheel. This has caused major confusion over the years by owners, enthusiasts and judges. During the energy crisis at that time many prospective owners were hesitant to buy such an expensive automobile not badged "Ferrari" being confused at the significance of the Dino name. Dino was Enzo Ferrari's beloved son who passed tragically in 1956 and his name was considered to honor his memory on the models it was placed.

The GT4 was a groundbreaking model for Ferrari in several ways: it was the first production Ferrari to feature the mid-engined V8 layout that would become the bulk of the company's business in the succeeding decades, and was the first production Ferrari with Bertone (rather than Pininfarina) designed bodywork. Pininfarina was upset by the decision to give cross-town rival Bertone the design, considering all they had done for Ferrari. The styling featured angular lines entirely different from its curvaceous 2-seater brother, the Dino 246, and was controversial at the time. Some journalists compared it to the Bertone-designed Lancia Stratos and Lamborghini Urraco, also penned by Marcello Gandini. From the cockpit the driver sees only the road. It has perfect 360 degree visibility, no blind spots, upright and comfortable seating position, a real trunk, a back seat for soft luggage, and very easy engine access. Enzo Ferrari himself took a major role in its design, even having a mock-up made where he could sit in the car to test different steering, pedals and cockpit seating positioning.

In an effort to improve sales until the 1976 official re-badging, Ferrari sent out factory update #265/1 on July 1, 1975 with technical and cosmetic revisions in many areas. Some of these revisions were implemented piecemeal by dealers. Some made all the revisions while some just made a few. This leaves many 1975 GT4's with a variety of modifications which are hard to document as "correct" to aficionados who may not understand the complicated series of events surrounding this model year. Some of the revisions included adding Prancing Horse badges, repainting in the Boxer two-tone scheme (lower half painted matte black), air conditioning fixes, etc. It also included bumper modification and exhaust changes for North American versions. It should be noted that the Dino 308 GT4 was the only Ferrari legally imported to the US in 1975, and it was also the year Niki Lauda won the Formula One drivers championship and Ferrari won the constructors title. The GT4 was the only 2+2 Ferrari ever raced with factory support. 

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