Evaluation: Ferrari Classiche certification from June 2009. Represented as a matching-numbers chassis, engine, and gearbox. Good paint which is not overly polished, 8 out of 10. The boot lid is somewhat uneven and the drivers’ door has a couple of small chips. Immaculate wheels. Good interior with perfect leather with slight creasing and an untouched original dashboard. Showing 40,691 km (25,284 miles) and reasonably clean for what it is.
Bottom Line: Launched in 1973, the Dino 308 GT4 offered several firsts. It was the first mid-engine V8 Ferrari road car and the first mid-engine 2+2 as well as the first (and only) Bertone-bodied production Ferrari. Initially sold under the Dino brand, the 308 GT4 was eventually badged as a Ferrari in May 1976 but kept the Dino badge on the rear. It’s hard to style a 2+2 car with a mid-engine layout, and though the 308 GT4 is rather handsome (especially in this Avorio Safari color), it doesn’t hold a candle to the old 246 Dino looks-wise.
The 246 has long since overcome the whole “not a real Ferrari” thing, but the 308 still struggles a bit. These have been some of the cheapest Ferraris out there for years, along with the Mondial and 400/412. They’ve also been fairly quiet during the classic car boom of the past two years but this car sold very well. It’s not world record but this isn’t a world-class car and it’s nevertheless one of the most expensive 308 GT4s ever sold.