Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 215
Year : 1976
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : manual
Registration No. : SLS 5P
Chassis No. : 12314
Engine No. : 12314
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale


The 308 GT4 was a ground-breaking 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 subsequent decades and was the first production Ferrari
to feature Bertone (rather than Pininfarina) bodywork. The GT4 was
introduced at the Paris Motor Show in November 1973 and featured
angular lines entirely different from its curvaceous two-seater
brother, the Dino 246. The styling was controversial at the time
with some journalists comparing it to the Bertone-designed Lancia
Stratos and Lamborghini Urraco. It finally gained the 'Prancing
Horse' badge in May 1976 which replaced the Dino badges on the
bonnet, wheels, and the steering wheel. The chassis was based on
the Dino 246 but was stretched to make room for the second row of
seats. The overall cockpit design was considered futuristic
matching by external wind-cheating bodywork. The desirability of
these Ferraris are quietly ballooning with prices, quite rightly,
following suit.

Supplied new by H.R. Owen in South Kensington on 8th June 1976
and with just four former keeper recorded from new, this
increasingly collectable Ferrari is presented in the extremely rare
and original colour of Pino Verde with a tan leather interior, it
one of just 547 examples manufactured for the UK market. Between
1994 and 1996, with an odometer reading of 5,350 miles, the car was
restored by marque specialists, Italia Autosport, and there are
bills, receipts and photographs that document the process. The car
was stripped with all the glass out and all rust areas attended to,
it was then repainted in its original factory colour. The current
exterior condition of this 308 GT4 is excellent and has had a full
re-spray with much attention to the chrome and arches in the past
12 months. The odometer is now reading 18,293 miles and, whilst not
warranted, there are previous MoT test certificates that date back
to 1991. The car is supplied with a current MoT test certificate,
tool roll, history file and certainly represents good quality
Ferrari ownership for an extremely realistic outlay. 
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170