Ferrari Dino 246 GT
- Ferrari Classiche certified
- 16.400 KM from new
- Collectors car
- Incl. major service & MOT
|Interior:||Leather | Nero 161|
* Fuel consumption: (DIN 70030) 11,3 L Super determined at 3/4 of maximum speed, maximum of 110 km / h below surcharge of 10% (factory specification)
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The Ferrari Dino 246 GT
When Enzo Ferrari created his own car manufacturing company in 1947 in Maranello, he can hardly have imagined that his marque would become the most prestigious of any in automobile history and that his own name would become legendary. Rubbing shoulders in the Alfa Romeo team with the greatest motor racing champions of the period between the two World Wars (Nardi, Ascari, Nuvolari, etc) had aroused in Enzo the desire to build light cars with high-output engines which would far outclass the industrial standards of the day. Ferrari’s star engineers constantly developed engines with ever increasing power outputs and these were installed in chassis designs derived from racing cars. Close collaboration with the best design houses, particularly Pininfarina, enabled him to offer spectacularly beautiful cars which could satisfy the most demanding clients. This cross-fertilisation between the production of racing cars and building GT cars for the elite continued to be beneficial but Ferrari felt the need to widen his market by offering less complex and expensive models appealing to a younger clientele. Before his tragic death in 1956 at the age of 24, Enzo’s son Dino had been working on the design and development of a new smaller capacity V6 engine, which was some way removed from the norms previously established by Il Commendatore. In memory of his son, Ferrari named Dino all V6 engines produced by his firm and the first road model using a V6 engine was called Dino, but did not bear the name Ferrari. The Dino 206 GT, derived from the Dino 206 S competition version, was the first road-going mid-engined model approved by Ferrari. Much more compact than the 12 cylinder Ferraris, it was designed to compete with Porsche and Alpine and was presented in 1967. It was replaced in 1969 by the Dino 246 GT, with the engine enlarged from 2.0 to 2.4 litres, a longer wheelbase and steel instead of aluminium bodywork. The model was a commercial success and 3761 vehicles were produced between 1969 and 1974. Pininfarina was instructed to produce a fluid and agile looking style and their in-house designer, Aldo Brovarone, came up with a masterpiece, which gives the impression of being particularly aerodynamic. The physical balance of the car is excellent and endows it with outstanding roadholding, safe and predictable handling and good traction for the 195 bhp on tap. The exciting metallic sonority of the engine, showing it to be a detuned version of a racing engine, also contributed to the Dino’s success, although the alloy block was soon replaced by a more reliable cast iron one. A car which was intended to provide a relatively low cost entry into the world of Ferrari, has a reputation which has eclipsed those of many of its 12-cylinder sisters and has a unique aura which has attracted a following which is almost without parallel in automobile history.
Delivered in Italy in August 1972, this Dino 246 GT is one of 828 cars manufactured that year and belongs to the E series. Chassis n°4662, still wearing her very beautiful original colour, Rosso Chiaro, looks simply superb and her state of presentation is irreproachable. Imported into France by a Paris dealer a few years ago, the car was sold to an enthusiast with a long-standing love of Ferraris, who wanted to replace his 550 Maranello, which he found too powerful for today’s road conditions and difficult to enjoy in the repressive climate imposed by public authorities. With only a little under 12 200 km on the odometer, the Dino underwent a total restoration in Italy and has the precious red folder Classiche Ferrari. She has only been driven on classic car events and outings with the Club Ferrari France. The car was regularly serviced by one of the best Ferrari specialists in the Paris region, Fiorano Racing, which was documented in detail. At the end of 2015, the Dino changed hands and became part of the large collection, also in France. With the purchase now made on behalf of our company, we are pleased to offer for sale this visually as well as technically impressive 246 GT Dino. Our sales staff will be happy to answer any detailed questions you may have. Please note that vehicle inspections are only possible after prior appointment.