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Nürburgring 1000 km 1966 - The 2nd place was a great result for the Dino 206 S s/n 004 of Lorenzo Bandini and Ludovico Scarfiotti ... Schlegelmilch Photography  .... click to enlarge

Nürburgring 1000 km 1966 - The 2nd place was a great result for the Dino 206 S s/n 004 of Lorenzo Bandini and Ludovico Scarfiotti ... Schlegelmilch Photography .... click to enlarge

Nürburgring 1000 km 1966 - The little Dino 206 S s/n 004 finished 2nd to the big American Chaparral 2D. The Dino was driven by Lorenzo Bandini and Ludovico Scarfiotti  ... Schlegelmilch Photography

Nürburgring 1000 km 1966 - The little Dino 206 S s/n 004 finished 2nd to the big American Chaparral 2D. The Dino was driven by Lorenzo Bandini and Ludovico Scarfiotti ... Schlegelmilch Photography

Dino 206 S s/n 022

Dino 206 S s/n 022

Dino 206 S s/n 022

Dino 206 S s/n 022

Dino 206 S s/n 022

Dino 206 S s/n 022

Dino 206 S s/n 022

Dino 206 S s/n 022

Dino 206 S s/n 022

Dino 206 S s/n 022

Dino 206 S s/n 022

Dino 206 S s/n 022

Dino 206 S s/n 022

Dino 206 S s/n 022

Dino 206 S s/n 022

Dino 206 S s/n 022

Dino 206 S s/n 018

Dino 206 S s/n 018

Dino Prototype s/n 034

Dino Prototype s/n 034

Dino 206 S Berlinetta s/n 014 ... Bill Wagenblatt

Dino 206 S Berlinetta s/n 014 ... Bill Wagenblatt

Dino 206 S Berlinetta s/n 014 ... Bill Wagenblatt

Dino 206 S Berlinetta s/n 014 ... Bill Wagenblatt

Dino 206 S s/n 028

Dino 206 S s/n 028

Dino 206 S s/n 0834

Dino 206 S s/n 0834

Dino 206 S s/n 0834

Dino 206 S s/n 0834

Dino 206 S Study

Dino 206 S Study

Dino 206 S Study

Dino 206 S Study

Dino 206 S Study

Dino 206 S Study

 

The Dino name was first used on Ferrari cars with V engines in the late fifties on Formula One and sports racing models. Dino was the nickname from birth of Alfredo, Enzo Ferrari’s son, who had died in 1956, after suffering from ill health for most of his life. It was used in his memory, as he was reportedly working on a V6 engine project prior to his death. It continued to be used to designate any V6 or V8 engine through the early sixties, and then again in 1965, with the surprise announcement at the December 1964 press conference of a “Dino” sports prototype for the upcoming season. This turned out to be the Dino 166 P mid engine sports racing model, bearing chassis # 0834, which appeared unannounced at the Monza 1000kms Race in April 1965. This was in fact the first model to carry a "Dino" badge on the nose instead of a Ferrari one, previous models having only had the badging on the cam covers. The badge was a horizontal rectangle with his stylised script signature in blue on a yellow background. 

The twin overhead cam per bank 65 degree V6 engine was soon upgraded from its original 1.6 litres capacity to 2 litres, to become the 206 P, with the bodywork altered to “Montagna” spider configuration. In this version of chassis # 0834 Ludovico Scarfiotti contested and won the 1965 European Mountain Championship, despite having missed the first two rounds. Later in the year, the 2 litre engine was increased to 2.4 litre capacity and put into a monoposto chassis for the Tasman series of races “down under” to be held in January and February 1966. Unfortunately the proposed driver, John Surtees had a serious accident in a CanAm race at Mosport in Canada in September 1965, which kept him out of action until the following April. Thus the project never came to fruition, but the car was held as a back-up to their 1966 F1 campaign. 

In 1966 the Dino 206 S was announced as a contender in the 2 litre sports prototype class, with the intention of building fifty examples, which, as can be seen in the succeeding text, never happened. This series of cars eventually had their own specific “Dino” chassis number sequence, although along with 0834, 0840, a non running design study by Pininfarina, 0842 and 0852 (later re-numbered 002 in the Dino sequence) carried Ferrari chassis numbers. Visually the model was a scaled down version of the 4 litre V12 engine 330 P3 model, with bodywork by Piero Drogo’s Carrozzeria Sports cars in Modena. The model used either a triple carburettor set-up or fuel injection, whilst two three and four valve cylinder heads were also used.

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In April 1965 the 1st Dino made it's debut at the Monza 1000kms, it carried chassis number 0834, with Berlinetta bodywork and was powered by a 166 engine, but retired after one lap. A month later the Dino 166 P won the 2 litre class at Vallelunga driven by Giancarlo Baghetti, it's 1st victory. The small engine was ideal for hillclimbs or sprint races, although it finished the 1000km Nuerburgring race 4th OA, after having run a strong 3rd until a misfire set in. After the engine blew at Le Mans, it was clear that the engine capacity had to be increased, to allow more radical cam timing. After competing at, and winning, the Trent-Bondone hillclimb in its original berlinetta form, 0834 was rebodied as a “Montagna” spider. with which Ludovico Scarfiotti won the '65 European Montain (Hillclimb) Championship. In '66 it was sold to Venturi and was entered in the Targa Florio, finishing 4th. In '67 the car was bought by Leandro Terra, and he raced 0834 until June 1970, then kept the Dino for 30 years. The UK was next on the tour for the Dino, and has been with the same Ferrari and Aston Martin Collector since 1999.

At the Paris Motor Show Pininfarina displayed a Dino 206 S Study on chassis 0840, which for many years has been on display at the Le Mans Museum, and the body hinted at what was to come next.

The next Dino prototype also used a chassis number from the Ferrari range, 0842, and was a Barchetta, which on March 26 1966 started in the 12 Hours of Sebring race driven by Bandini and Scarfiotti and finished 5th. In May the Dino finished 13th in the Targa Florio with Biscaldi and Casoni, and was then driven by Ludovico Scarfiotti in various rounds of the 1966 European Mountain Championship and scored 2nd place.

In 1967 Guenther Klass raced 002 for the 1st time (Klass had raced 004 before) in the Mugello GP, which was a Targa Florio style road race, Klass took off over a bump, landed with two wheels on the verge, spun, left the road and hit a tree broadside just behind the cockpit cutting the car in two; he did not survive the accident.

0852 was the 4th Dino 206 S, a Berlinetta, still in the Ferrari chassis number range, after the 1965 Spa 1000km race, the car was reworked and renumbered 002 ... the Dino's received their own chassis number range. It was entered in 3 major races in which it finished with good results. 002 was then sold to Bill Harrah's Modern Classic Motors Racing, USA, and y in December 1966 raced in at the Nassau Trophy in The Bahamas driven by Pedro Rodriguez where it finished 1st IC. Kolb and Fulp raced 002 in February '67 in the Daytona 24 Hour Race but did not finish. In 1970 the roof was cut off, and it was raced by Merle Brennan, since 1995 it has been a part of the Perfetti Collection.

004 ... was also a Scuderia Ferrari Team car in Spyder configuration, in '66 it was driven by Parkes, Scafiotti, Bandini and Vacarella, it finished the 1000km Nuerburgring Race 2nd OA behind the Ferrari 330 P3 of Surtees and Parkes. In 1967 Scuderia Brescia Corse entered 004, in the 12 Hours of Sebring, Monza 1000kms race and in the Targa Florio, then it was entered by the Scuderia in the  Nuerburgring 1000kms race. Late in 1967 the Dino was sold to Tony Dean who brought home many trophies and laurels up till November 1968. In 1969 Alain de Cadenet raced 004 it was then fitted with a fibre glass body. In 1994 it found it's place in the Perfetti Collection.

006 ... a Spyder went to Maranello Concessionaires, UK, was raced by Mike Parkes. In 1967 it was sold to Sweden and was extensively raced in Swedish events

008 .. a Spyder was sold to N.A.R.T. Bob Bondurant crashed it in practice for the Monza 1000kms race, it did not start. Richie Ginther and Pedro Rodriguez finished the Nuerburgring  1000kms race 3rd OA and 2nd IC. Charlie Kolb and George Follmer started at Le Mans but did not finish, later in 1966 the Dino was sold for $18,000 to M. Schroeder, USA, it was raced in many big events by big names but only finished once. 008 disappeared in the Medlin Collection for 25 years. On May 20th 2007 the Dino was sold in the RM Ferrari Leggenda e Passione Auction for €2.420.000

010 ... a Spyder raced by the Scuderia, it was entered in 1966 by Maranello Concessionaires at Monza in the 1000km race. Then it went to Edoardo Lualdi, in 1967 to Garage Francorchamps, and today it is part of the Turning Wheel Collection.

012 ... a Berlinetta sold to Maranello Concessionaires entered at Le Mans driven by Mike Salmon and David Hobbs, since 1983 it has been part of the Jim Jaeger Collection.

014 ... a Berlinetta sold to Luigi Chinetti, entered by N.A.R.T. at Le Mans, Monterey GP, Los Angeles Times GP, Stardust GP, Sebring, Watkins Glen, Le Mans, Daytona, GP Paris and Le Mans again, it finished 7th at Watkins Glen and 9th in the 12 Hours of Sebring, today it lives in Tony Wang's stables with 100 other cars.

016 ... a Spyder went to a long time Italian Ferrari customer, who had raced nearly every Ferrari model for one season

018 ... Spyder sold to N.A.R.T. raced at Bridgehampton by Pedro Rodriguez, then to Ferdinando Latteri, Italy he achieved 8 podium finishes between 67 and 69, in 1970 Leandro Terra became the next owner, he raced 018 3 times in the Targa Florio and twice in the Monza 1000kms, after nearly 30 year of ownership it went from him to Spain, and is now in the collection of the Spanish Ferrari Importer.

020 ... chassis only, it was used for the 212 Montagne 0862

022 ... Spyder sold to Clemente Ravetto, later on to Pietro Lo Piccolo who added a impressive race history to 022's CV

024 ... Spyder to Scuderia Brescia Corse, I PAM = Marsilio Pasotti, it was successfully raced in Italy, in 1968 it was sold to Alain de Cadenet

026 ... Spyder to Scuderia Filipinetti, Geneva, CH, raced by Herbert Mueller, Gunther Klass and Jean Guichet

028 ... Spyder to Edoardo Lualdi, raced with great success until 1969, in '72 back to factory and reworked "for" the factory with a 246 Tasman engine and 312 PB body panels by Francesco Guglielminetti - an ex-Abarth aerodynamacist

030 ... Spyder to Antonio Nicodemi, Italy was entered in the 1000km Monza and the Targa Florio, but did not start

032 ... Spyder to Vicenzo Arcuri, Italy, later with Carlos M.

034 ... 206 Dino Pininfarina Prototipo Speciale, displayed in 1967 at the IAA Frankfurt, the serial number tag shows 10523 a number from the Ferrari production range which is also used on an early Dino 206 GT, this  today it is owned by Jim Glickenhaus in the USA after many years in the Pininfarina collection.

036 ... was a chassis only, possibly used for 250 P6

Production Numbers

206 S Spyder

12

 

206 S Coupe

3

 

chassis only

2

 

Prototipo

1

 

Total

18 + 3

(PF Study (0840) 166/206 S 0834, 206 S 0842)

Dino 206 S Technical Specifications

Engine

Type - Construction Number

227 L, 231, 231 B

Designer

Colombo

Type

V-6

Bore x Stroke

86.0 x 57

Displacement

1987cc

Compression Ratio

10,8:1

Layout

Double overhead

Camshaft Drive

Chain

Valve Design

Inclined

No. of Valves

2 for 227L, 3 for 231, 3 for 231 B

Values Springs

Hairpin

No. of Spark Plugs/Cylinder

1

No. of Carburetors

3

Type of Carburetors

40 DCN15 Later Lucas Injection

Power

218 bhp @ 9000rpm

Drive Train

Clutch

Multi disk

Transmission - No. of Gears

5-Speed & reverse

Transmission - Type

Non synchro

Transmission - Location

in unit with differential

Axle Ration

many

Ignition

1, later 2 Distributors

General

Body Designer

Scuderia Ferrari Design Office

Body Builder

Carrozzeria Auto-Sport - Pierro Drogo

Length

3.875 mm

Width

1.524 mm

Height

0.985 mm, Spyder 0.972 mm

Curb Weight

654 kg

Information from the factory test sheets

S/N

Engine

Type

Bore x Stroke

Displacement

Power

010

231 B

Dino 206 S

86 x 57

1.987 cc

218 hp @ 9000