The 1974 Dino 308 GT/4 shown in these pictures is the Carobu Engineering project car. This is a "euro-spec" Dino that was used as an emissions test car for a college in Texas. The car was later purchased by a doctor, rarely driven and placed in storage for several years with only 11,000 km on the clock. Tate Casey, an owner of Carobu Engineering, appreciated the value of this "diamond in the rough" and purchased the car in order to restore it and to display the capabilities of Carobu Engineering.

One of the striking aspects of this project is that in 2004, this car will become exempt from California emissions requirements and can be legally modified as a modern italian "hot-rod." The initial phase of the project entails restoring the body and interior as well as refreshing the engine to original Ferrari specifications. After quantification of the cars performance, Carobu will begin modifying the car in order to enhance it's performance. Some of these modifications will include the installation of a Tubi-Style exhaust, Brembo brake upgrades, suspension modifications and engine upgrades.