Masquerade: 1981 Ferrari 308 GTBi “Dino 246” Coupé

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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.

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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.

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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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