The Ferrari Dino 308 GT4 was the automaker's first sports car with a V8 mounted amidships, and that formula quickly became the Italian automaker's bread and butter. The 308 in the name denotes a 3.0-liter V8, but for the Italian market, where a tax was imposed on cars with engines larger than two liters, Ferrari decided to de-bore the V8 to avoid the tax. Thus the 2.0-liter Dino 208 GT4 was born, and New York resident Bradley Price likes his 1976 model just the way it is.

Price initially was attracted to the Bertone-styled wedge because it "fit into the whole aesthetic of the space age and of the boundless possibility of [the late 1960s and 1970s]," he says in the Petrolicious video, adding that the opening scene of the original The Italian Job struck a chord with him, and the feeling never left. With 170 horsepower on tap, the 208 isn't very quick, but, in his opinion, it has a sweeter song than the bigger V8 and the driver-centric interior is one of his favorites.

Watch Price snake the original wedge through some East Coast back roads in the video below, and, just for kicks, we've also included the opening sequence of The Italian Job.




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      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      You don't need a huge engine, a ton of electronics and hybrid systems for a great driving car.
        Phil
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Teleny411
        Exactly. You don't even need gobs of power. A light, well balanced car is better any day than a powerful but lumbering pig.
          Teleny411
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Phil
          Or robot video game electronic laden lard boat.
      ELG
      • 1 Year Ago
      am I missing something? thats a lamborghini miura in the italian job intro
        ngiotta
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ELG
        Indeed. It's kind of hard to mistake the headlights... The only thing these cars have in common is the country that they were built in.
      Brodz
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like small capacity multi-cylinder engines. It's a shame they don't make 'em any more.
      MikeInNC
      • 1 Year Ago
      I came close to getting a 308 GT4 w/ Boxer paint about ten years ago. Still wish I had gotten that thing but didn't have the $ at the time (and they were even cheaper then than they are now). Great sounding car, even in the two liter.
      Lachmund
      • 1 Year Ago
      i really like this car. it has character. petrolicious videos are pretty awesome in general.
      sniperhunter2001
      • 1 Year Ago
      "It's a Ferrari George!" That's the quote I think of every time I see or read about Dinos, hehe. Tragic name though, despite its honorary purpose. Must've been hard for Enzo to lose his son so young.
      dukeisduke
      • 1 Year Ago
      Another great video from Petrolicious. And the 2.0 liter sounds sweet.
      d.hollywood
      • 1 Year Ago
      I appreciated that dude could articulate what it is that draws him to the car.I'm not a fan of most cars from the 70's...but yeah,that Dino did have much of the modernist design elements that I found appealing of the era.That being said...the Miura in the Italian Job intro captured it best.It was almost unfair to have that follow the Petrolicious short.
      douglas
      • 1 Year Ago
      had to move the drivers seat forward. what a shrimp. no wonder he drivers a disco ferrari
      Jake S
      • 1 Year Ago
      Bertone rocked the 70\'s with all that wedgin\'. The Fiat X1/9 was certainly one of the best looking cars from the era, and being mid-engined, targa-topped and light weight certainly added to the car\'s awesomeness. To be honest, I think the X1/9 is a better looking car than the Dino, though I wouldn\'t turn a Dino down.
        Teleny411
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jake S
        Yeah, the x1/9 is really a cutie. Better resolved than the Dino & Mr2. I really love the 308 gts or GTV, although Pinninfarina, perfect blend of wedge and curve.
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