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The GT4’s 2+2 layout makes for a very practical and comfortable Ferrari, with longer front-seat adjustment than the two seaters. By placing the front seats well forward, Bertone made room for two children in the rear, while the compact engine/transaxle package left space behind the engine bay for a usable luggage compartment.
The four twin-choke Webers make starting unforgettable too. Well it is a Ferrari, after all. As Ferraris go, the 308 GT4 is surprisingly practical, its classic status is growing and you’d have to be mad to argue with that 3.0-litre, quad-cam, all-alloy V8 punching out 255bhp. It gives this 1326kg four-seater a fair turn of speed and handling on the all-independent suspension is perfectly respectable, with a longer wheelbase than two-seater cars calming the potential for those scary mid-engined, mid-corner moments. You just can’t argue with the power, the noise, the handling or the heritage.
Power (bhp@rpm) 255bhp@7700rpm
Torque (lb ft@rpm) 210lb ft@5000rpm
Top speed 154mph
Here we have an original 1977 model built in right-hand drive and supplied to the UK, finished in Nero Daytona Metallic with vinyl and cloth upholstery and Bruciato carpet, fitted air-conditioning. First registered on 1st August 1977, and has been with the last owner since January 2014. The car was given a full service and cam belts replaced 27/03/2020 at 66,467 miles, current mileage now stands at 66,782 miles. The carbs have been balanced and fitted with new insulator blocks also a new oil pressure sender has been fitted. The car has been used sparingly over the last eight years, the previous cam belt service was in March 2012 at Ferrari specialist Barkaways in Kent, at 62,249 miles. During this service, the tensioners were also renewed, and the fuel tank was refurbished. In October 2012, the front and rear suspension was stripped and all bushes and bearings replaced, and components were powder-coated. The brake calipers were overhauled, as was the starter motor and the steering rack. Its carburettor diaphragms were replaced at 60,340 miles, and they were balanced and adjusted as needed. The complete clutch assembly was renewed in 2011 at approximately 61,000 miles, along with the coolant header tank.
Accompanying the car is the original handbook, as well as the stamped guarantee and service book. The stamped book shows the comprehensive servicing up to the late 1980s, while there is also a detailed history file with invoices and receipts covering the last 20 years of the car’s life. Just 547 examples of the 308 GT4 are understood to have been built in right-hand drive, which makes it almost as rare in this configuration as the Dino 246 GT. While the Bertone styling marked a stark contrast to Pininfarina models in period, it is rightly regarded today as a bold and well-packaged 1970s design. An attractive and usable example with a nicely detailed & comprehensive service history, will classic Ferrari ownership ever be more accessible.
The genuine Ferrari service book has 19 stamps, plus there is a large detailed A4 binder full of service invoices and receipts for work undertaken along with parts receipts. There is also a detailed MOT history. The most recent work/parts reads as follows…
New water pump and coolant change 27/04/2021
Choke cable and choke light switch repaired 05/11/2020
New oil filter housing gasket & oil filter 02/11/2020
New rotor arm, HT lead set & spark plugs plus engine tune 27/10/2020
New condensers and points 11/09/2020
New wing mirror decals 17/07/2020
New boot/luggage compartment re-trim 09/06/2020
New oil pressure sender & carb air intake convoluted hose 03/06/2020
New carburettor bakelite mountings 03/06/2020
Service oil & filter plus new cambelts fitted 02/02/2020
New distributor cap, plus & points 04/06/2019
Current MOT to February 2021. Current milage 66,782 miles
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