Ferrari 308 GT 4 2+2
Ferrari 308 GT4 2+2 Tyres
- The first Ferrari 308 was the Dino 308 GT4, which came out under the Dino badging (The Dino in the name shows it is a non V12 model of Ferrari).
- At this time Ferrari was often associated with the fantastic Michelin XWX tires, as they were the highest speed-rated tyres of the period. Today Michelin still make the 205/70VR14 Michelin XWX that so many 308 Dino GT4 cars left the factory fitted with.
- These tyres still maintain a W (170 mph) speed rating. The sidewall of the tyre will say VR rather than WR; this is what the tyre was speed rated in period, so the name is kept for period authenticity.
- The 205/70 WR 14 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN36 is another fantastic option for the 308 4 2+2.
- If you desire inner tubes for these tyres we suggest fitting the Michelin 14F inner tube.
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The pictures below were sent to us by a customer who fitted the 205/70 WR 14 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN36 tyres to his classic Ferrari 308 GT4 and set off on a tour of Europe and sent us these pictures of his trip. He loved the handling of the tyres which absorbed the vibrations and bumps caused by the road, which is of course a fantastic way of building more reliability into any classic car. Our customer said he was over the moon with the CINTURATO CN36 and would have no doubt about fitting them to his 308 again.
History of the Ferrari 308 GT 4 2+2
The Dino 308 GT4, subsequently known as the Ferrari 308 GT4, was a mid-engined V8 2+2 Ferrari that was launched in 1973. In November 1973, the Dino 308 GT4 was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show. In May 1976, the 308 GT4 received the "Prancing Horse" logo, which replaced the Dino insignia on the bonnet, wheels, back panel, and steering wheel. This has created confusion among owners, enthusiasts, and judges throughout the years. During the period of the oil crisis, many prospective owners were hesitant to purchase such a costly car that was not badged "Ferrari," being perplexed by the meaning of the Dino moniker. Dino Ferrari was Enzo Ferrari's son who died in 1956, and his name was chosen to honour his memory.
In an effort to boost sales until the formal re-badging in 1976, Ferrari issued factory update #265/1 on July 1, 1975, which included several functional and aesthetic changes. Dealers made some of these changes separately. Some made all of the revisions, while others only made a few. As a result, many 1975 GT4s have a multitude of modifications that are difficult to identify as "proper" to enthusiasts who may not comprehend the intricate chain of events surrounding this model year. Some of the changes were the addition of Prancing Horse insignia, repainting in the Boxer two-tone scheme (lower half matte black), air conditioning repairs, and so on. It also includes bumper and exhaust modifications for North American models. The Dino 308 GT4 was the only Ferrari lawfully imported into the United States in 1975 when Niki Lauda won the Formula One driver championship and Ferrari won the constructors title. The GT4 was the only 2+2 Ferrari that ever competed with factory assistance.