1976 Ferrari 308 GT4

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AUCTION DETAILS
Auction closed for price: £30,800.00
Seller
Auction ID
#46665
Reserve
Reserve Met - ON SALE
Location
Bids
6
Highest Bidder

  • VEHICLE DETAILS

    Category
    Model
    308 GT4
    Trans.
    Manual
    Reg. Date
    01.06.1976
    CC
    2,926
    Mileage
    55,856
    History
    Partial
    Colour
    Red
    Interior Colour
    Light Tan
    Interior Trim
    Leather
    Chassis #
    11854
    Engine #
    11854
    Restored
    2019
    MOT
    Yes - Exp. July 2020
    MOT Exempt
    Yes
    Road Tax Exempt
    Yes
    HPi Clear
    Yes - Checking in Progress
    Former Keepers
    10
    Tyre Tread
    Nearly New
    Tyre Brand
    Michelin
    Tyre Age
    2016
    LHD or RHD
    UK RHD
    Vehicle Visited
    Yes
    Sale Type
    Private
    Owned
    22 Years
    Key Feature
    Condition
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AUCTION CLOSED

This beautifully restored Ferrari (Dino) 308 GT4 sold at auction for £32,648 (including buyers premium) to Barry.

 
This lovely 308 has been with Graham since 1997 after he bought it specifically for a Ferrari anniversary event at Silverstone. He subsequently kept the car and has recently actioned a comprehensive restoration with Greta Motor Body Works in Keswick. The car is now ready to be used and enjoyed by its next and lucky owner.

If you have any questions you’d like to ask Graham then please click here to send him a message – Graham will get back to you asap.


 

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On picking the car up I wasn’t disappointed. Everything was as it had been described. So I got straight into it and drove home. What a drive put a smile on my face.

Thanks very much Trade Classics and I’m now looking out for my next classic to add to the collection.”.

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THE CAR & GRAHAM

As mentioned, Graham bought this car over 22 years ago, way back in 1997. Graham was captivated by the GT4 after driving one back in the mid-70’s and snapped this one up when he had the opportunity.

Graham was also attracted to the practical side of this car as he can fit his golf clubs in and room for luggage too!

In terms of the use over the years, Graham used the car for the first couple of years of ownership and then put the car into storage at his brother’s house for around fifteen years. Then nearly two years ago Graham took it out of storage and commissioned Greta Motor Body Works in Keswick to action a full body restoration – you’ll see the 2019 invoice totaling over £10k.

The car now looks absolutely stunning as you can see in the images and videos and is ready for a new owner to take over custodianship of this lovely little Ferrari.

 

EXTERIOR

Greta Motor Body Works have done a really great job on this body restoration – please take a look at all the images and videos to see how good it is.

Wheels & Tyres
The original and classic wheels look great and they are in really good condition too – they are wrapped in 220/55/390 Michelin TRX tyres that are dated 2016.

Bodywork
The car had a windows out respray as part of the restoration by Greta Motor Body Works, and any bodywork issues were remedied as part of this. We didn’t notice any visible rust issues during our visit. Please check out all the images and videos.

Paint
In stunning Rosso Red, the finish and colour of the paint is even across all the panels, as you would expect with a quality restoration. There’s a very small paint crease on the NS rear wing as can be seen in the video – it’s hard to see and only notice when pointed out. Please review all images and videos to assess the condition of this excellent restoration.

Glass and Trim
The trim and glass are in both good condition considering their age – again you’ll be able to assess the condition in all the images and videos.

 

INTERIOR

Finished in a light tan leather with red piping, the interior looks very smart on this GT4 and in excellent condition.

Seats and Carpets
The seats are in great condition as you can see from the images and interior video.

Dashboard
The dashboard on the car looks in keeping with the rest of the interior, very smart. All the dials look good, very legible and not a lot of wear like you might expect on a car of this age.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick
Graham has changed the steering wheel for a Momo Corsa on but has the original Momo wheel that will be supplied to the new owner.

 

MECHANICS

Graham took us on a very short drive to show the car in action and it performed exceptionally well.

Engine and Gearbox
The 3L engine burst in to life with no issue. Graham tells us the engine was rebuilt shortly before he bought the car when it was an exhibit at Bridgnorth Motor Museum, and has evidence of this work carried out. Graham has also fitted a full stainless steel exhaust.

Suspension and Brakes
There were no issues noticed on our short drive out in the car – Graham has had part of the suspension pollybushed and it now offers go-kart like handling, i.e. very precise to drive. Also and importantly the steering rack casing has been rebuilt recently.

The Drive
A very short drive just to stretch the cars legs a little and see it in motion.

Electrics and Other
Graham informs us that the electrical items on the car are working as they should do.

 

HISTORY

As you know, Graham has owned the car for over 22 years and it was part of an exhibit at Bridgnorth Motor Museum before that for many years.

The car had a clock change back in the early 80’s (not unusual due to the reliability of the units) and you’ll see the mileage tracked in the records below. According to the records the actual mileage is 55,856.

Mileage Records
25.07.2019 – 30,906 (MOT)
07.04.2017 – 30,691 (MOT)
14.07.2007 – 30,664 (MOT)
22.07.2006 – 30,001 (MOT)
23.07.2005 – 29,982 (MOT)
23.08.2004 – 29,979 (MOT)
02.08.2003 – 29,844 (MOT)
28.03.2003 – 29,822 (Cambelts)
23.06.2001 – 27,920 (MOT)
25.02.1999 – 25,721 (MOT)
09.10.1997 – 19,864 (MOT)
17.10.1996 – 13,762 (MOT)
18.09.1995 – 12,743 (MOT)
01.10.1993 – 11,206 (MOT)
20.09.1994 – 12,024 (MOT)
26.08.1992 – 10,754 (MOT)
27.06.1990 – 9,780 (MOT)
19.02.1988 – 9,006 (MOT)
02.05.1986 – 6,639 (MOT)
10.06.1985 – 5,655 (MOT)
07.04.1984 – 3,203 (MOT) + Clock Change
17.06.1982 – 24,950 (MOT)

HPi Check Results
– Our own HPI check is in progress.

 

OUR SUMMARY

The GT4 is a proper 70’s design and has matured well over the years. It’s a proper mid-engined Ferrari that will put a smile on your face, look great wherever you pull up, and you can also go away for the weekend with a passenger and luggage!

Graham will be sad to see his car go, however, it’s now time to find a new owner to enjoy the car.

 

WRITER

GLYN WILLIAM PARRY
This listing was written from information supplied by Glyn after meeting Graham, the owner and seller, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

If you have any specific questions about the vehicle then please use the comments section below. Graham will receive a notification and will reply as soon as he can.



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BID HISTORY
UsernameBid AmountDate MadeWinner
barry.pestell£30,800.0005-Nov-2019 19:47:59Yes
rogersste£30,000.0005-Nov-2019 19:40:32 
barry.pestell£29,400.0005-Nov-2019 15:05:10 
rogersste£29,000.0002-Nov-2019 15:57:37 
lorcancappsjenner£28,000.0002-Nov-2019 08:51:17 
lorcancappsjenner£25,000.0030-Oct-2019 06:19:28 

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Nick Carey
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Nick Carey

HI,
NO replies to last two queries from Andrew Harvey and David, is it possible to clarify answers?
Also can Graham confirm when Cam belt was last changed, and is there a receipt to confirmed?

Kulraj Salh
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Kulraj Salh

Hi Nick,

Graham has been responding directly to the queries over email.

The cam belt was changed around 2 years ago when Graham’s brother was working on the engine, and since then the car has done ~100 miles.

David
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David

Hi, looking at the exterior video it’s not too clear but it looks like there is some corrosion on the front r/h side part of the chassis, Can you please confirm the condition of the tubular rails, I know that sections can be purchased but I would rather known if I have to budget for chassis repairs, Many thanks.

Kulraj Salh
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Kulraj Salh

Hi David, are you able to confirm what the time of the video is that you are referring to? Personally I can’t remember seeing the aforementioned corrosion.

David
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David

Hi i have just looked at the video again and the times are 20.57, 21:12 and 21:29 that show what looks to be corrosion, it could just be the sealant lifting .
Many thanks

David

Kulraj Salh
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Kulraj Salh

Looks a bit like sealant lifting like you say, as you’ll see from the photographs the car had a windows out respray and restoration where Graham informs us they tended to all the areas that needed attention.

Andrew Harvey
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Andrew Harvey

Hi . I am very interested in bidding for the car. Have you had a quote for fixing the engine oil leak, carbs and gearbox and if so please can you forward? Also, the mileage on the latest MOT certificate is lower than the previous year – please can you check and provide a reason and also if a current MOT exists. Also, please can you confirm if the car has suffered any accident damage as the bonnet doesn’t appear to close properly. There are also white spots under the doors – please can you confirm what this is. Regarding… Read more »

Kulraj Salh
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Kulraj Salh

Hi Andrew, we’ve hear back from Graham; The mileage was an error in our write-up with regards the mileage, we’ve corrected that now as you’ll see in the history section. The car has a current MOT which will run until July 2020. With regards the rear wheel arches, steel was formed to the correct panel shape and welded back in.

Nick Carey
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Nick Carey

Thanks for confirming couple of queries.
Are you able to answer query regarding potential front damage and bonnet alignment / gap and closing?
Thank you

Kulraj Salh
Admin
Kulraj Salh

Hi Nick, Graham confirmed that the car doesn’t have any accident damage, and we’ve actioned a HPI Check that also confirms this, available on request.

Steve R
Guest
Steve R

Hi
A few minor queries:
There is a photo of an Elite Registrations valuation certificate, does that mean the personal registration comes with the car?
Does the air con work ok?
Unusual size wheel rims (390 diameter) are they original?
Thanks
Steve

Kulraj Salh
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Kulraj Salh

Hi Steve, we’ve heard back from Graham; the registration is not included in the sale. We are not 100% certain on the wheel rims, but we believe that the car would have left the factory with metric wheels of this size. For example https://www.allferrariparts.com/pn116136id45203.html

Tony M
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Tony M

Hi there. How tall are you, especially in the torso? Definitely interested in buying this but worried I’m too tall. My MG MGB has great headroom, but time for a change!
Cheers!
Tony

Kulraj Salh
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Kulraj Salh

Hi Tony, we’ve heard back from Graham; He is 1.8m tall.

Martin Benjamin
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Martin Benjamin

Hi Graham

I might as well ask you this question. I have a lovely 1973 red TR6 that I am thinking of selling. Would you be interested in a PX and cash?

Kulraj Salh
Admin
Kulraj Salh

Hi Martin, we’ll check with Graham on the possibility of a PX deal and get back to you.

Martin Benjamin
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Martin Benjamin

Hi Kulraj If Graham is not interested do you think you could get a sale on my TR6 through your website? I could leave a deposit with Graham to hold the car. The TR6 is In good condition with a new interior, 6k spent on the engine and fuel system. It does need a bit of paint work help, but looks amazing, probably 4k would make it look like new. Could this be of interest?
Kind regards
Martin

Kulraj Salh
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Kulraj Salh

Hi Martin, we’ve heard back from Graham who would like a simple sale on this one rather than a PX deal. If you’d like to talk to us further about the sale of your TR6, please feel free to call on 01926 426 635.