Coys Auction - Automoto D‘Epoca
Saturday 23 October 2010
Admission by catalogue only - admits two
The new 308 GT4 Dino was unveiled at the Paris Salon in October 1973. It was intended as a replacement for the popular 246 GT Dino, but with new 2+2 seating and increased power to compensate for the two main criticisms levelled at its predecessor. In both of these respects the 308 GT4 succeeded admirably; despite the improved and-more comfortable accommodation the overall length of the car was increased by just 10cm whilst the new 8 cylinder engine produced 250bhp compared to the 190bhp V6 unit of the 246 GT Dino. A 2 litre version, the 208 GT4, was also available in order to comply with a lower tax bracket in Italy for cars with a displacement of less than 2000 cc. The handling of the new car was also above reproach and to this day the model is praised by collectors of the marque for its driving characteristics.
This stunning 1975 example, typically but nonethel