1976 Ferrari 308 GT4
Apple, Coca-Cola, McDonalds and Nike are brands recognisable the world over. So is Ferrari and interestingly the iconic Italian luxury sports car manufacturer was named ‘The World’s Strongest Brand’ in the 2019 Brand Finance Global 500 Report.
Founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1939 out of Alfa Romeo’s race division as Auto Avio Costruzioni the company built its first car in 1940. The Second World War halted Ferrari’s dream, which was finally realised in 1947, when the first car bearing his name, the Ferrari125S, was built. From that day on Ferrari race cars dominated the world over, winning race after race and many world championships in Formula One, sports car racing and endurance racing. Ferrari built exclusive sports cars for the road too, but in the early days, this was primarily to fund his motor racing!
The Cavallino Rampate or ‘prancing horse’ was the symbol chosen by Ferrari and like the ‘golden arches’ it is recognised by just about every man, woman and child on the planet!
The late 1960’s and early 1970’s were a fabulous time for Ferrari. Its flagship 365 GTB/4 Daytona was a resounding success and Enzo’s ‘big risk’ the Dino 246 was also selling very well. Ferrari wanted to continue with his tradition of producing high performance ‘Grand Touring’ cars and needed a successor to the 365 GT 2+2 and 365 GTC. He opted to continue with a 2+2 configuration – enter the 365 GTC/4. Ferrari also saw an opportunity to take on Porsche and he decided to build a relatively affordable 2+2 sports car. The Ferrari 308 GT4 was first shown at the Paris Motor Show in 1973 and production started shortly thereafter. Like the 246 Dino the 308 GT4 carried only ‘Dino’ badges throughout the first few years of production. The 308 GT4 was a ground breaking model for Ferrari in many ways. It was the first Ferrari to be powered by a transversely mounted V8 engine and the first Ferrari to be designed by Bertone.
The 308 GT4 was a great success for Ferrari and almost 3,000 examples were built over six years of production through until 1980.
Oldtimer Australia is delighted to confirm the sale of this stunning 1976 Ferrari 308 GT4.
- Ferrari 308 GT4
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