179 Ferrari Dino 308 GT4 (1979) ABC 308 T

179 Ferrari Dino 308 GT4 (1979) ABC 308 T

Ferrari Dino 308 GT4 (1973-80) Engine 2926cc V8 Production 2826
Registration Number ABC 308 T (Nottingham for Leicester)
Designed by Marcello Gandini at Bertone and launched at the 1973 Paris Motorshow.
The 308 GT4 2+2 was the first production Ferrari to feature the mid-engined V8 layout that would form the bulk of the company’s output in the succeeding decades, and was the first production Ferrari to feature Bertone (rather than Pininfarina) bodywork..
The 308 GT4 was introduced in 1973, supplemented by the 208 GT4 in 1975, and sold with a Dino badge (continuing the Dino brand to differentiate non-V12s) until May 1976, when rebadged with the Ferrari logo.The styling was controversial at the time, with some journalists comparing it to the Bertone-designed Lancia Stratos and Lamborghini Urraco.
The 3.0 L (2927 cc) V8 was integrally joined with the gearbox and produced 250 hp in the European version or 230bhp in North America. it had an alloy block and heads with dual overhead camshafts. The induction system had 4 Weber 40 DCNF carburetors.
There were 2 series of GT4. The earlier cars featured a twin distributor engine and foglamps mounted in the front valance. Later cars had a single distributor engine, with foglamps mounted behind the front grille.
A smaller engined Dino 208 GT4 was launched at the 1975 Geneva Motor Show aimed at the Italian 2 litre tax break. Powered by a de-bored 1991cc V8 with an output of 180

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