1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT

Lovely Ferrari Dino 246 GT from 1972. Straight from 17 years of ownership, wonderful running and driving example
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Model history

The Ferrari Dino 246 is an iconic sports car that holds a special place in automotive history. Introduced in 1969, it was named after Enzo Ferrari’s son, Alfredo ‘Dino’ Ferrari, who played a significant role in the development of Ferrari’s V6 engines. The Dino 246 is renowned for its sleek design and impressive performance.

Under the hood of the Dino 246 resides a mid-mounted 2.4-liter V6 engine. This compact and powerful engine was a groundbreaking innovation at the time, featuring dual overhead camshafts and 3 Weber carburetors, producing 195 horsepower.

The design of the Dino 246 was done by Pininfarina. Mr. Fioravanti created a masterpiece with the Dino 246, showcasing a timeless silhouette that still turns heads today. The car’s aerodynamic lines, curved contours, and the signature shark gills on the sides blend together to create an instantly recognizable and captivating design.

After Ferrari had reached the high-end market, it was time for Ferrari to dominate the more affordable and accessible sports car market as well. The Ferrari 206 and 246 Dino had to compete with the Porsche 911 2 Litre and the Porsche 911 2.4 Litre, respectively. The creation of the Dino 246 was a collaborative effort between Ferrari and Fiat. Ferrari partnered with Fiat to share resources and expertise. The Dino 246 was manufactured at the Turin-based Fiat factory, with Ferrari overseeing the production and final assembly.

The Ferrari Dino 246 represents an era of transition for Ferrari, as it was the first mid-engined production car to wear the prancing horse badge. The new era of V6 engines was very successful for Ferrari, achieving considerable success on the track, winning numerous championships and races, including the Targa Florio and the Le Mans 24 Hours.

This example

This particular Dino 246 GT was built in May 1972 and delivered new in Italy. Soon the car was sold to France and came to The Netherlands via Belgium in 1995. The Dino had only one Dutch owner and in 2006 we handled the sale of the car to our customer in Germany. The owner kept the car to this day but hardly used the Dino as only 4.000 kms were driven in 17 years.

It shows a clean chassis and nice bodywork with correct panel fit. The car was repainted around 30 years ago but still presents very well. In 2016 the paint was professionally detailed. Very recently the carpets were renewed. The result is a fresh interior but still with the charming patinated leather seats. The mechanics were rebuilt in 1995 by Dutch Ferrari specialist Piet Roelofs and have done only 11.000kms since.

This is a special Dino 246 with airconditioning, electric windows and the special Campagnolo wheels. This makes the car stand out from others.

The car is finished in the most classic colour combination of ‘Rosso Corsa’ with a black leather interior. The car has a strong engine and the gearbox is shifting smoothly. Driving a Dino always turns out to be a great experience. The Ferrari Dino 246 GT captures the essence of Italian automotive excellence and stands for innovation and the enduring legacy of the Dino name.

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