The Ferrari 308 GT4 succeeded the beloved Ferrari Dino 246 and was a big step for Ferrari. Introduced in 1973 at the Paris Show, the Ferrari 308 GT4, first offered as a Dino, wasn’t very well received because of its unconventional design. The enthusiasts and the motoring press praised the style of the Dino 246, so the public was quite disappointed when Ferrari decided to use Carrozzeria Bertone instead of coachbuilder Pininfarina for the design of the new model. Because it featured a 2+2 cabin, the proportions were different and the car longer. Inside, the cabin was more spacious and could fit an adult seated sideways in the rear for a short trip. Under the body, the Ferrari 308 GT4 retained the tubular steel chassis welded to steel body panels and the transverse mid-mounted engine.
The 1974 Ferrari 308 GT4 was quite revolutionary in terms of design and because it introduced the Ferrari V8 to road cars. Being a four-seater, the car was longer than the predecessor it was based of, which also slightly changed the handling. Interestingly, American models had heavier bracing in the front and at the rear in order to meet U.S. safety standards. If you have already spotted an example you like and are still hesitating to make a purchase, The Beverly Hills Car Club suggests you give their team a call. With years of experience in the field, they can help you recognize a good opportunity. You can start by organizing a pre-purchase inspection with an expert, to check if the car is in the condition it states it is. A good expert will be able to tell you a lot about the model, its potential weaknesses and the correct value.
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