Classic Car Catalogue

Ferrari 1978

Dino 308/208 GT4
400 GT/Automatic
512 BB



Dino 308 and 208 GT4

308 GT4 (V8 cyl, 2926 cm³, 255 cv; wb: 2550 mm)
208 GT4 (V8 cyl, 1991 cm³, 170 cv; wb: 2550 mm)
  Coupé 2+2 Bertone


308 GTB and GTS

308 (V8 cyl, 2927 cm³, 255 cv, wb: 2340 mm)
  GTB Berlinetta Pininfarina
  GTS Spyder Pininfarina

FERRARI 308 GTB & GTS £16,499
Ferrari's 'small' car range is breathtakingly beautiful, the GTB with closed bodywork, and the GTS with convertible 'Spider' coachwork, both designed by Pininfarina. These models have mid-mounted V8 engines which drive the rear wheels through five-speed gearboxes, and performance is colossal. The GTB and GTS are two-seaters, but the GT4 has a Bertone-designed body which will accommodate four at a pinch. The GTS has a removable roof which stows in the front when the weather is clement. With roof in position the GTS is a sporting coupe. The GT4 is named after Ferrari's son Dino who died in 1956.

London report


400 GT and Automatic

400 (V12 cyl, 4823 cm³, 340 cv; wb: 2700 mm)
  Coupé 2+2 Pininfarina

FERRARI 400GT £27,000
Nowadays the sole front-engined Ferrari in production, the 400 has another distinction in that it is the only Ferrari to be offered with automatic transmission. Powered by a 4.8-litre version of the traditional V12 motor with four overhead camshafts, the 400 has a shapely 2+2 body designed by Pininfarina. With North American buyers in mind the automatic version is equipped with a General Motors 'Hydra-Matic' three-speed/torque converter unit, but the manual model has a five-speed gearbox. Both models have top speeds in the region of 150 mph. Bodywork is wide, offering great comfort for occupants, and large luggage space.

London report


512 BB

512 BB (V12 cyl, 4943 cm³, 360 cv; wb: 2500 mm)
  Berlinetta Pininfarina

FERRARI 512BB £28,750
Closely related to, and successor to the illustrious 365 GT4 BB, the '512' has its 12-cylinder horizontally-opposed engine mounted behind the two seats. It is one of the world's fastest as well as one of the most beautiful cars, with a maximum speed of around 185 mph. Strictly for the (rich) connoisseur, the BB 512 is the sporting status symbol par excellence, with superb internal trim. The five-litre engine is in unit with a five-speed gearbox, and there are power-assisted four-wheel disc brakes to arrest the awesome performance. The low-drag bodywork was designed and wind-tunnel-tested by Pininfarina at the Turin works.

London report


512 BB Competizione - new model (4 ex.)
512 BB LM - new model

Entries and results:
24h Le Mans 11.06.1978 Entrant: Results:
#       gen. category class
85 512 BB Pilette/Faure/"Beurlys"/Touroul Beurly's fail. IMSA+2.5 -    
86 365 GT4/BB Migault / Guitten Grand Compétition Car 16th IMSA+2.5 3rd    
87 512 BB Delaunay/Guérin/Young Chinetti fail. IMSA+2.5 -    
88 512 BB Andruet / Dini Pozzi-Thompson J.M.S. fail. IMSA+2.5 -    
89 512 BB Ballot-Léna / Lafosse Pozzi-Thompson J.M.S. fail. IMSA+2.5 -    

512 BB Competizione

512 BB Competizione (V12 cyl, 4943 cm³, 455 cv; wb: 2500 mm)
512 BB LM (V12 cyl, 4943 cm³, 470 cv; wb: 2500 mm)

Le Mans.

Ferrari 512 BB, chassis #24131, engine: Ferrari 4942 cm³ (Jacques Guérin / Jean-Pierre Delaunay / Gregg Young) by Luigi Chinetti Sr. at 24h Le Mans.

Ferrari 512 BB, chassis #24127, engine: Ferrari 4942 cm³ (Jean-Claude Andruet / Spartaco Dini) by Pozzi Thomson JMS Racing at 24h Le Mans.

Ferrari 512 BB "Long nose", chassis #24129, engine: Ferrari 4942 cm³ (Claude Ballot-Léna / Jean-Louis Lafosse) by Pozzi Thomson JMS Racing at 24h Le Mans.


312 T2
312 T3 (V12 cyl 180°, 2992 cm³, 510 cv; wb: 2560 mm) - new model
  (#032, 033, 034, 035, 036)
  #11 Reutemann
  #12 Villeneuve

Formula 1 Victories:

1st GP Brazil 312T2 (#11 Reutemann)
1st GP US West 312T3 (#11 Reutemann)
3rd GP Belgium 312T3 (#11 Reutemann)
1st GP Great Britain 312T3 (#11 Reutemann)
3rd GP Austria 312T3 (#12 Villeneuve)
3rd GP Italy 312T3 (#11 Reutemann)
1st GP USA 312T3 (#11 Reutemann)
1st GP Canada 312T3 (#12 Villeneuve)
3rd GP Canada 312T3 (#11 Reutemann)
2nd Formula 1 Manufacturers Championship ()
3rd Formula 1 Drivers Championship (Carlos Reutemann)

The final victory ot the 312 T2: Carlos Reutemann crossing the line at Bazilian GP.

GP Monaco

GP Monaco


Canadian GP