My 1978 Ferrari Dino 308 GT4
As with any old car there is bound to be some history. Why should my car be any different?
To find out you simply send £5.00 to the DVLA data protection department and they send you copies of all the log books/history they have on file.
With my last car, the Spitfire, this showed up some surprising details. Obviously the Ferrari has not had as many owners, but tracing it's past can still provide some surprises, not all of them welcome.
Also being a relatively rare car Ferrari UK were able to provide details of its purchase, order and manufacture.
7/10/1977 An order was placed with HR Owen in London for a Dino 308. The purchase price was £16328.
20/11/1977 13838 was imported into the UK.
25/11/1977 13838 was delivered to Ferrari
10/1/1978 The car was delivered to HR Owen.
19/1/1978 The car was delivered to a Mr. Taylor of London. He was a 35 year old company director who part exchanged a 1975 Lotus Elite.
The original specifications were:
Black leather interior
No spoiler and no black bottom
The car was ordered in Azzurro metallic
4/9/1981 The car was sold to Altype security systems ltd in Watford. It appears that they owned the car for 4 months before it was involved in a bad accident.
23/2/1982 Commercial Union Insurance acquired the car
23/5/1982 The car was bought by a Peter Crozier of Oxford. He seems to have spent an awful lot of time and money restoring the car back to its former glory. The car now is living in or around Castle Donnington race track Although its owner lived in Oxford. Mr Crozier now seems to sale yachts for a hobby.
20/2/2001 The car is sold to Mr Crawford of Sutton Courtney
1/9/2004 The car is sold to Mr Davidson again of Sutton Courtney
1/9/2004 The car is sold to Rob Jones of Bolton
18/11/2004 I bought the car