1972 Ferrari DinoSOLD

246 GTS

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1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS The name "Dino" honors Enzo Ferrari's son, Alfredo "Dino" Ferrari. Dino is widely credited with influencing his father's decision to develop a line of racing cars powered by V6 and V8 engines. Dino had muscular dystrophy and although he worked with engineer Vittorio Jano on the design of the V6 engine, he would not live to see it built. He died on June 30, 1956 at the age of 24. The first Dino concept car appeared at the 1965 Paris Motor Show. Enzo Ferrari had resisted the idea of a mid-engine street car. While it had proved to be a winning platform in his race cars, handling a mid-engine car presented challenges and Ferrari felt it would be unsafe in the hands of his customers. Ferrari eventually relented -- some of the credit can be given to the stir caused by the introduction of Lamborghini's mid-engined Miura -- and he gave the project to Sergio Pininifarina. A more refined version of the Dino, the 206S, was unveiled at the 1966 Turin Show. Response was positive and Ferrari allowed the new car to go into production. Its smaller six cylinder engine, he rationalized, would keep his customers out of trouble. The 206 Dino GT went into production in 1968. It boasted a top speed over 140 mph, incredibly well-balanced handling, and a design among the postwar era's most beautiful. It was an instant hit with press and public alike. In 1969, in response to demands for more horsepower, a new 246 GT model was introduced. Displacement was upped from 2.0 to 2.4 liters, horsepower increased to 195, and the wheelbase and cabin space were subtly stretched. The longer wheelbase and increased power made a good thing even better. Updates and refinements continued and in 1972 Ferrari introduced a GTS version of the 246: a Spyder with a removable targa-style roof panel. This Southern California 1972 Ferrari Dino 246GTS, number 04090 had several owners before Tim Walker of Pasadena purchased it 2004. In Tim's care, this Dino had a complete ground-up “nut-n-bolt” restoration (including all the mechanicals) to original stock specifications that included rebuilding the engine, transmission, and suspension. The rebuilt engine has only 150 miles. This stunning Dino had an entire cosmetic restoration to concours condition including paint, chrome, trim, and all the interior with its original Daytona leather seats. Dino #04090 has also undergone a thorough inspection at Canepa Design and is being offered with its factory tool kit, and original operation and service handbooks. The car has been fully detailed and is ready now for both show and touring. -
Color: Red
Interior: Black Leather
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Options: AM/FM, Leather Interior Surface

Reference Number 118671

as of 3/13/2011

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Car 1972 Ferrari Dino
VIN 4090 
Mileage 150 miles 
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