Films: Live the Super '70s in a Ferrari 208 GT4

Live the Super ’70s in a Ferrari 208 GT4

The Ferrari Dino 208 GT4 is a unique car. Overshadowed by its bigger brother, the 308 GT4, the 208 was originally created to skirt under the Italian tax levied on engines above two liters. What the 208 GT4 lacks in displacement it makes up for in sound and style. For Bradley Price, designer and owner of Autodromo, the opportunity to acquire a practical “super car” of the ’70s with its famous wedge styling was too hard to ignore. After a year of ownership, Bradley can consistently be found escaping the city and revving the sweet-sounding V8 along the roads and hills of New York. 

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Thomas Stout
Thomas Stout

Wow not to many people realize that Mark Wahlberg’s movie was actually a remake from 1968….. Very nice 208, I myself love the way they handle….

Mike Jankowski
Mike Jankowski
The opening scene is Old Storm King Highway between Lee Gate, West Point and Cornwall. Where it cuts to the in car is the small pull off, and if you go through/over that wall you have a couple hundred feet down to the Hudson. He’s headed southbound in that clip. Next the clip shot from the engine cover is northbound on the south end of the the same road. The steel guardrails look like part of Harriman State Park as does other spots, maybe 7 Lakes Drive. If you want roads better than this with much less traffic, go to… Read more »
Tim Diekman
Tim Diekman

Before anything was even said, I was thinking of The Italian Job. The opening sequence of this short film is simply divine. Keep up the great work.

Jason Fox
Jason Fox

Christopher – I live in the area and am in familiar with some of the roads featured. The one by the water with the stone walls is in Northern Westchester County, southern Putnam County via US 9N in the stretch between Peekskill and Bear Mountain Bridge. I believe the others were shot between Bear Mountain Bridge and Cold Spring.

Jason Fox
Jason Fox

Actually looking at it again, some of the footage looks like it’s taken from the 301 between the Taconic and Cold Spring. Some from the Taconic itself.

Rich Whiteley
Rich Whiteley

Wonderful video. Wonderful, and interesting car that I’ve always been curious about. That two litre V8 sounds simply fantastic.

What makes these videos so wonderful for me is not only the diversity of the cars, but also the relationships; the love the people have with their cars. That’s what it’s all about. It’s how we feel every time we open the garage, or when we glance over the shoulder as we walk away. Thanks

Christopher Holewski
Christopher Holewski

Can you divulge what roads this was filmed on? I live in NJ just outside of NYC, so wherever this was filmed must not be too far away. Looked like some great scenery, I’d love to take a ride wherever you guys where when making this!

Stephen Fitzgerald
Stephen Fitzgerald

The great video streak continues unbroken. I especially like the bit about driving it home after a meet and loving the car he is in. There is a certain bit of wonderful about being happy with what you have and not comparing it to the unobtanium. Automotive happiness is available at many price points.

Fred
Fred

Another great video. Bravo !Bravo!

Randy Hartmann
Randy Hartmann
My dad’s first exotic was a 308 GT4 Dino. It was red w/ a black interior and out of all the cars our family had, I think this car had the most character. It did not have the sexy curves of the 308 GTB/GTS but that is why I loved it. He bought it in 1987 w/ only 12K miles on the clock. Reliable, affordable and a fun “budget” Ferrari for sure! I love the underdogs I guess. Even it’s unloved youger sister the Mondial 8 to me is absolutely gorgeous (especially in cabriolet form) Again, you guys capture the… Read more »
Jim Valcarcel
Jim Valcarcel

Randy, Your statement that you “love the underdogs” was great! It is the owners that give these cars “soul” and your video was an example of that. The way you spoke of your car was the way we should all feel about our cars. Thanks for sharing your car with us a few weeks ago!

Ray Beltran
Ray Beltran

I would always want to own a car like this because I feel it calling me to it. I would want to experience the very soul, spirit, and essence of it. Not because it is an example of some sort of design era, or to go on a drive to watch the scenery, or to feel like some guy in a movie. Every mile I spent would be a dance, taking in all she has to say to me in all my senses, from my fingertips to my toes, the sounds, the smells – everything.

Jim Valcarcel
Jim Valcarcel
Before I saw this video I never really cared for a 308 or 208 GT4. Now having seen this video I still don’t care much to have one. BUT and it is a BIG BUT, I hope I can always have the kind of love and enjoyment that this gentleman has for his car. What a great story and you cannot but help admire this guy for the feeling he has for this fine car. Everyone that “stars” in each one of these videos love the car they own. That is what the car hobby is all about. Thank you… Read more »
Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange

Don’t think I’ve heard one of the 2.0 Ferrari V8s before and you’re right it does sound superb. Claimed (and I bet a tad optimistic) 180 BHP is not to shabby for a 2.0 litre engine of the day.

Is the exhaust system the original setup, I seem to recall the 208s originally had a single tailpipe which was one of the visual differences to the 308s?

Terrence Dorsey
Terrence Dorsey

One of my all-time favorite designs, and I’ve long been curious about the 2-liter version. Interesting….

I know some of those roads, too. Great part of the state for driving.

Yanick Kuper
Yanick Kuper

It amazes me how you guys are able to capture and encapsulate the design and emotion that surrounds this car. If I’m honest, this Bertone-design does very little to me emotionally yet this video still makes me WANT one.

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