Masquerade: 1981 Ferrari 308 GTBi “Dino 246” Coupé


What you see here is not what you get. Actually we are oriented in reviewing cars from 1980 backwards but this is really worth a couple of considerations. Indeed this is not a Dino 246 but a Ferrari 308 GTBi which had a new body to seem what it’s not.


The seller says that such bodywork is reported in a 256 pages log book and that under the skin this car retains the integrity of its “donor” 308. All these modifications seem indeed only external as the cockpit is still a stock 308.


The engine bay too has not changed at all: everything is in its place and it’s virtually indistinguishable from a stock 308. Now that’s puzzling: we must admit that the work performed on this car is not improvised at all: it has been made with expertise and with the help of a skilled eye. However, we can’t understand why: sure, the Dino are now unaffordable by the most but we are not sure that such work can add value to the donor car, as it was a 28k mile car from new. Last but not least, the asking price is high even for the original car: find it for sale at £39995 (today $55,000) here in Cheshire, UK.


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