The GT4 was a groundbreaking model for Ferrari in several ways: it was the first production Ferrari to feature the mid-engine V8 layout that would become the bulk of the company’s business in the succeeding decades. The GT4 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. 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.
This example has been part of a predominant Orange County collection for over 10 years. This classic 4-seater Ferrari has been meticulously maintained and driven primarily to cars and coffee. The car was treated to a fresh repaint to its original blanco (white), with original blue leather seats. The car was fitted with a Ferrari 328 naturally aspirated 3.2-litre (3185 cc), 4-valve-per-cylinder (quattro valve), transverse mounted, rear mid-engine V8 layout, increasing horsepower from 214 HP to 270HP.
This Ferrari is one of two 308 GT/4’s that has been given the Euro style front nose with full egg crate grill.
This classic Enzo era GT/4 has had a recent service including replacements of all fluids, new plugs, timing, new battery, oil change, radiator flush, and tire/brake Inspection. The car has a clean Montana title and the exterior is in very good condition. The 5-speed manual gearbox shifts through its classic “gated shifter” cleanly with no synchro grinding. This is an excellent daily driver that is one of Ferraris most economical drivetrains to maintain.