This car, chassis
number 08020, is the only factory 308 GT4 competition car. It was prepared
by the factory as a group 5 car for Le Mans in 1974 but retired with clutch
problems after four hours lying 38th.
The car is currently for sale at Fantasy Junction in Emeryville, California.
They've had the car a couple of different times and their current price
is $159,500. As the window stickers will attest, this car has had an active
retirement participating in four Monterey Historic races and three Wine
Country Classics at Sears Point. When I looked it did not have an engine
installed but the salesman assured me that it was included. The interior
was remarkable not in its modifications but the lack of them. Of course,
ther rear seat was removed and there was no passenger seat but other than
that the interior looked very much like that in a stock GT4.
A former owner of the car, W. A. Schanbacher, had these comments about
"As a car for use in club or exhibition racing, it is almost perfect,
being well-balanced with no really evil habits. In hard cornering, the
throttle can be used to induce easily-controlled under or over steer. The
motor is stone reliable, turning to 8000 rmp so easily that I have to watch
my self-imposed 7000 - 7500 rpm limit. The DS II lining and silicon brake
fluid have provided tremendous, balanced, fade-free, easily modulated braking.
The suspension is surprisingly supple with light, but positive, steering.
Even on rough parts of the track, the car holds well and doesn't lose its
balance. Its predictability is confidence building, and allows me (the
all too occassional driver) to drive hard with only my own limitations
to worry about!"