1975 Ferrari 308 GT4 PrivateCars - East Los Angeles - 5 views
This 1975 Ferrari 308 GT4 was purchased by the first owner in Shawnee Mission, Kansas in June 1977 from International Autosports, and subsequently resided in Missouri and New Hampshire prior to its acquisition by the current California owner five years ago. A repaint has been performed in Rosso Chiaro over tan leather upholstery, and power is provided by a quad-cam 3.0L V8 paired to a 5-speed manual transaxle. The car is fitted with a Pertronix pointless ignition, an MSD coil and control unit, fiberglass Euro-style bumpers, aftermarket exhaust, and replica Cromodora alloy wheels. A timing belt and water pump service was performed in 2017, and service records from the current owner are neatly organized in a binder and shown in the gallery. This 308 GT4 is now offered on behalf of the current owner with a clean California title.
The Marcello Gandini-penned bodywork has been repainted in Rosso Chiaro, including refinishing the cowl, engine compartment, and under-bonnet areas. Close-up photos of the finish and trim are provided in the gallery below. A set of Berlinetta Motorsports Euro-style fiberglass bumpers are fitted, and per the seller save about 100lbs combined over the stock items. The quad-tip aftermarket exhaust is visible under the rear valence, and precludes fitment of the included factory lower grille.
Vitaloni “baby turbo” mirrors are installed. Replica Cromadora wheels with Ferrari-logo center caps were fitted with new Pirelli Cintuarto CN36 tires in 2017, including the matching spare. 1″ H&R DRA wheel spacers are fitted at the rear.
The cabin is upholstered in tan leather with newer matching carpets contrasted by a black dash and floor mats. The front seats have been reupholstered, and the interior leather has been re-dyed to match elsewhere in the cabin. A replica steering wheel with black leather rim and contrast stitching is fitted, and an unused vintage Blaupunkt cassette stereo is installed with new door speakers.
The air conditioning system has been converted to R134 refrigerant, and the seller notes that the interior light switch has been replaced. Veglia Bortelli instrumentation includes a 180 mph speedometer, 10k rpm tachometer with 7,600 rpm redline, an analog clock, and gauges for fuel level, oil pressure, coolant temperature, and oil temperature. 54k miles are shown on the 5-digit odometer.
The 3.0L quad-cam V8 was factory rated at 240 horsepower when new, and is paired to a 5-speed manual transaxle. California Smog equipment has been removed and the air injector ports plugged, as emissions testing is not required for 1975 model year vehicles. The car is equipped with MSD ignition, the dual distributors have been rebuilt with Pertronix pointless ignition, and new distributor caps, rotors, ignition wires, spark plugs, and plug extenders have been fitted. The seller reports light oil smoke from the exhaust upon cold starts, which is said dissipate quickly with no noteworthy oil consumption. An exhaust leak is noted at the downpipe to muffler gasket, and an intermittent rattle is apparent from one header heat shield.
A binder detailing ownership and service history is included. The timing belt and tensioner service was performed on September 6th, 2017, and other recent services include the following: Rebuilt water pump Rebuilt alternator Air conditioning converted to R134 refrigerant with new dryer and compressor Rebuilt Weber 40 IDA carburetors with sealed throttle shaft bushings Replaced intake manifold gaskets, distributor seals, and oil pan gaskets New oil pressure sender, fuel level sender, oil temperature sender, water temperature, and thermostat Heating system service with new right-side blower motor and re-attached heater hoses Throttle cable replaced Clutch cable inspected and adjusted Replaced interior light switch, door lights, door sill trim New headlights, reverse light, turn signals, and engine compartment light
The seller describes some chipping paint on the underbody paint, which is visible in attached photos. Additional photos of the underside of the car are provided in the gallery below.
The trunk carpets have been replaced, and tools are included in a leather carrying case. An unrestored original MOMO steering wheel, original US-market bumper side covers, weatherstripping, carpet swatches, and other items are shown in the gallery below.
This car was displayed in the BaT tent during the Petersen Museum BCCI Ferrari event last Saturday, February 17th. Filed under: 308