Many car fanatic with petrol in their blood are having the awful dilemma: they are dreaming of a classic car, and carrying the mythical Ferrari in there hearts, but yet they are not willing to pay excessive amounts for their beautiful hobby. Especially for these people Wim Prins traveled to Italy, and came back with a perfect solution. This 1979 Dino 208 GT4 in fact is a thoroughbred Ferrari, for pure driving pleasure, combined with unadulterated Ferrari emotion. And all this for a modest price!
Only 35.477 kilometers are driven with the Dino. Therefore the V-shaped 8-cylinder sounds as delicious as a proper Ferrari should! The numbers 208 are a direct reference to the 2.0-liter V8 mid-engine, which delivers a top speed of 220 km/h. The paintwork is'nt spotless but is in reasonably good condition. The interior of this car is original and in good condition.
The chic beige with dark brown interior, creates a stylish atmosphere on board of this 2+2 GT, while the Ferrari red on the outside accentuates the controversial design, which Italian designer Bertone is responsible for.
Enzo Ferrari himself also was closely involved in the development of the Dino. He tested various drivers-, pedal- and seat- settings, for the sake of creating the ideal driving position. The name "Dino" refers to the model range of the Ferrari brand without a V12 engine. A name which derived from an ode coming from Enzo Ferrari to his tragically died son. Dino was responsible for the development of Ferrari's compact 6-cylinder engines.
During the production period of ’75-’80, only 840 copies of the GT4 with V8 engine were built. And even less in Ferrari red! One of them is now available at Prins Classics. We challenge you to come by and check out this gorgeous piece of emotion on wheels. After all, dreams can come true, right? With kind regards, Prins Classics.