I have to admit I do like pointy cars. I don’t know what it is. They look…faster, or cooler. Or something. Like a machine from the future that never actually came. Compared to the gigantic and far boxier American cars of the time, these little wedges really looked special. They were really special. In my opinion, and that of many others, they still are.
Back in the mid-1970’s the Italians seem to have cornered the market on pointy cars, and Bertone was the sharpener. Along with the likes of the Lamborghini Countach, the Fiat X1/9, and the Ferrari Dino 308 GT4, Bertone was responsible for shaping many of the sports cars of the decade, both directly and by influence. No matter what, you have to admit the Italians know something about style.
Interestingly the Dino cars were branded separate from other Ferrari’s to differentiate that they were a 3.0 liter 240 HP V-8 rather than typical front-engine 12’s that the prancing horse was known for. Additionally, the 308 GT4’s were the first of a long line of the company’s mid-engine rear-drive layout vehicles. While I suspect there was more than a little confusion surrounding the different branding at some point, with the tincture of time, they have come to be recognized entirely as the Ferrari’s they are.
This 44,056 mile Red/Black two tone exterior and interior is a very well maintained and clean example of this model, as the photos indicate. With a current asking price (reduced 4 times since November) of $57,900, that puts this car into the ballpark of what some recent sales would indicate is just about right. The seller has owned the car since 2002, and has been serviced largely by Larry Englehart of Ferrari Technologies in Orange, CA with the last major service having been completed in April of 2018.
Sale of this Dino includes tools, books, original steering wheel and airbox cover. You can contact the owner via craiglist by clicking HERE, and also visit a website dedicated to the sale of this car HERE.