1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTSSOLD

RM Auction: Ferrari - Legenda e Passione - Sunday, May 20, 2007

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Estimate: 125,000€-160,000€

Offered Without Reserve

137,500 € Sold

Specifications: 195 bhp, 2,418 cc four overhead cam, cast iron block and alloy head V-6 engine with triple Weber carburetion, five-speed manual transaxle, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,340 mm (92.1").

At the 1965 Paris Auto Show, Ferrari introduced one of the most dramatic designs of all, the Dino 206 S show car, named in honor of Enzo Ferrari ’ s son Alfredo, nicknamed “ Dino ’’ by the family, who died in 1956 while developing a 1.5-liter V-6 Formula Two engine.

The Dino 206 S was succeeded at the Turin show in 1966 by a Dino Berlinetta GT. The production version Dino 206 GT appeared a year later also at Turin. Powered by the 180bhp, 1,986cc V-6, it was not only Ferrari ’ s first mid-engined production car, but also a new Ferrari-based Dino brand and was presented devoid of Ferrari identification. This robust, Fiat-built V-6 also powered the Fiat Dino front-engined coupe and spyder, as well as the Lancia Stratos.

Even with Dino badges and a Fiat-built engine, the 206 GT ’ s lineage was clearly Ferrari. Its performance became even more exhilarating in 1969 when the V-6 was enlarged to 2418cc and the power increased to 195bhp in the V-6 powered Dino ’ s definitive evolution, the 246 GT and GTS.

The GTS was the targa-roofed ‘ spyder ’ version, which offered the open air experience of a true sportscar to Dino buyers. Rarer yet than the coupe versions, they are highly prized by today ’ s Ferrari enthusiasts.

The example offered here was delivered new in the U.S. on November 2nd, 1973 to Amjadi Kamran of Millbrae, California. Originally finished in red with black Daytona seats, fender flares, power windows, and air conditioning, the car remained in Kamran ’ s hands well into the 1980s when it was purchased by William Clute of Belvedere, California.

In 1989, the car left California for Germany. In 2006 a comprehensive nut and bolt restoration was commissioned and completed in 2007 by Fa. Bernhofer in Salzburg, which included a rebuilt drivetrain and new suspension and brakes, in addition to the stunning body, paint and cosmetics.

Today the Dino ’ s brilliant Giallo Fly (yellow) paint is complemented by a set of refurbished Cromodora wheels and a new interior featuring the Daytona seats in correct black leather.

While Ferraris have always been about free-revving high-performance engines, the Dino 246s also offer quick, responsive handling that immediately separates them from earlier front-engined Ferraris and directly led to the present generation of mid-engined Ferrari road cars. Iconic Pininfarina styling incorporating elements from the Dino sports racers suggests the performance of these road going Dinos.

This striking, freshly restored example represents the ultimate development of the early Dino and with its desirable specification of Daytona seats, fender flares, and factory air conditioning, will make an ideal addition to any Ferrari collection.

Reference Number 8583

as of 4/15/2007

Overview
Car 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS
VIN 05694 
Exterior / Interior Color      Yellow /      Black 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
Options Exterior: Alloy rims
Interior: Leather interior 
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