Ferrari 246GT Dino
The Ferrari Dino was named in honour of Enzo Ferrari’s son Alfredo ‘Dino’ Ferrari who had worked on the project prior to his death at just 24 years old from muscular dystrophy. The Pininfarina designed Dino was first shown in prototype form at the 1966 Turin motor show before going into full production in 1968. In order to homologate Ferrari’s Formula two cars, the FIA requested that 500 production cars were produced using the same power unit. This engine went on to power the early 206GT Dino. The 2.0 litre V6 twin overhead camshaft engine was transversely mounted just behind the passenger seats making it Ferrari’s first mid-engined production car. This produced a far better centre of gravity making the Dino one of the best handling cars of its time. Ferrari went on to increase the engine size to 2.4L which produced 192bhp and fitted with a 5-speed manual gearbox propelled the 246 Dino from 0-50 mph in just 5.5 secs and onto a top speed of 146mph, which narrowly outperformed the Porsche 911.
The Ferrari 246GT Dino (chassis number 06578), exclusively offered here at Autostorico, is one of only 498 original UK right hand drive cars. First registered in August 1973 this lovely example is finished in Rosso Red with Black leather interior and has covered an indicated 79,830 miles. Purchased by its current owner in 2013, who enjoyed the car for a year before he entrusted classic car specialists Templar and Wilde to carry out a full, no expense spared, restoration. Work started with removing the engine and gearbox and stripping the whole body with new door skins and rear panels replaced before a bare metal respray was undertaken. The car was also subject to a full mechanical overhaul including a full engine rebuild and suspension rebuild. Other notable works included overhauling the braking system, re-wire, refurbishing the original five-bolt Cromodora alloy wheels, full interior retrim and bright work.
The car will be supplied to its new owner with a V5C registration document, current MOT certificate and various other related history.
This beautiful Ferrari offers the perfect opportunity to own an iconic 1970s Coupe, which will certainly appreciate further over time.
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