Ferrari 308 GT4 had its fair of attention when it debuted at the Paris Motor Show in 1973. Its angular lines were entirely different from the curves found on previous models from the same decade, and the fact that it was the very first Ferrari styled by Bertone also gave it some extra talking point. With the 3.0-litre quad-cam V-8 delivering 240 hp, the GT4 was the only 2+2 model ever raced with factory support.
This particular North American version 308 GT4 is one of the rare factory backseat-delete examples and it maintains its number-matching engine, transmission and stamped body panels. A full restoration and modification this year completely changed its appearance and gave it a new off-road handling ability. The custom 308 GT4 “Safari” now has fiberglass-enforced mud flaps, whip CB antenna, front bumper with D-hook mounts, quad Hella lamps and more on its dual-tone body. The interior was also given a look for matching the red and black exterior, while black leather racing seats with Repa four-point seat belts and a fire extinguisher add to its aggressiveness.
This rare Ferrari will be auctioned at Worldwide Auctioneers’ Riyadh sale held on 23 November.