This vintage Ferrari breaks all the rules and goes against all of the traditional body styling that is found on classic examples of the Prancing Horse. There are several reasons why this 1975 Ferrari Dino 308 GT4 looks so different. For starters, the 1975 Ferrari Dino 308 GT4 was designed by Pininfarina and rival Italian car designer Bertone. Bertone had completed the design to be used for the Lamborghini Urraco, Lamborghini was less than impressed with the design and shot down the project. So when Ferrari announced that they were looking for a design, Bertone offered up the failed Lamborghini project.
One of the most distinct aspects of the Ferrari Dino 308 GT4 is the fact that this is the first time that Ferrari mass produced a mid-engine V8. The look of the Dino was not appealing to collectors and has always been the odd-ball Ferrari, until now. Collectors are starting to see the appeal of the Dino, a new generation of car collectors is upon us and they seem to have an eye for the ugly. Check out this story of a Dino owner who literally bought this vintage car by accident.
Legendary rocker and Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards’s 1972 Ferrari Dino 246GT was recently auctioned by Coys Auciton House. Richards purchased the Dino 246GT in 1972, brought it to the United Kingdom in 1975 and drove it until 1986. In 14 years of ownership, Richards managed to put a total of 25,000 miles on this silver Ferrari. After Richards’s ownership, the Dino 264GT made its way into a private Japanese collection. Finished in Argento silver with a black leather interior and Cromodoro alloys, the mid-engine Dino is powered by a 2.4-liter V6.
Coys Managing Partner, Chris Routledge, says “A Dino offered at no reserve is rare enough in itself and would make this is a highly desirable and collectible item in its own right, but when one adds to this proven long-term ownership by rock and roll aristocracy, the Keith Richards’s car has to be the ultimate Dino and will surely give any car collector and rock enthusiast a great “Satisfaction”!