1972 Dino 246 GT
1972 Dino 246 GT
- Classiche Ferrari Certification
- 170 miles since Ferrari restoration
- Ex Jean Todt
- Open headlight
- Superb mechanical condition
The Dino lineage created by Ferrari in the late 1960s arose from the need to homologate a V6 engine for the new Formula 2 races series but it went on to be a major commercial success for the company. The car was first seen at the 1967 Turin Motor show as the 206 GT with an all aluminium, 2 litre, V6 engine with 4 cams and mounted transversely behind the cockpit and driven through a 5 speed transaxle to the rear wheels. The beautiful body, like the engine, was aluminium and the gorgeous lines were drawn by Pininfarina's Leonardo Fioravanti, with production of the coachwork assigned to Scaglietti.
Just 152 examples of the 206 GT were built until the model was succeeded by the 246 GT that was launched at the 1969 Turin Motor Show. Although visually similar to its predecessor it contained numerous alterations most notably an increased capacity to 2,419cc in an iron block V6 engine and a body of steel rather than aluminium. The car also got a larger fuel tank and the chassis was lengthened by 2.4 inches
The 246 was built to 3 different specifications through its production referred to as the L, M and E series. The initial L series cars were made from 1969 until 1970 and have a singe, centre, knock-off wheel nut, front quarter bumpers that merge into the grill and head rests mounted in the rear bulkhead. The M series cars were built for only a short time in early 1971 and have 5 stud wheels, headrests mounted on the seats themselves and an internal boot release lever. The last E series were similar to the M cars but with a modified engine and gearbox. In 1972 a Targa toped model was released as the GTS.
Despite the smaller engine of the Dino compared to other Ferraris of the time these little gems are no slouch. The 2.4ltr engine produces 195 bhp at 7,600rpm and with a curb weight of 2,426 pounds these are arguably one of Ferrari’s most agile cars. This is helped by near perfect weight distribution allowing you the performance and handling that has awed owners since new.
We are proud to offer Dino ‘03906’ for sale. This is a 1972 ‘E’ series car that has been fully restored by the Ferrari factory for the Jean Todt family. Originally sold in Bologna, Italy the car was finished in Verde Pino before being later changed to Rosso with a Pella Nera interior. The car is in fabulous condition as you can see and has covered only 170 miles since restoration. The car has its Classiche certificate and is available for immediate inspection.