Lot 386: Ferrari Dino 246GT Berlinetta
A compact, aluminium-bodied coup� of striking appearance, the Pininfarina-styled Dino debuted at the Turin Motor Show in 1967. Named after Enzo Ferrari's late son Alfredino Ferrari, the 206 was powered by a 2.0-litre, four-cam V6 driving through an in-unit five-speed transaxle. The motor's 180bhp was good enough to propel the lightweight, aerodynamically efficient Dino to 142mph, and while there were few complaints about its performance, the high cost enforced by its aluminium construction hindered sales. A 2.4-litre version on a longer wheelbase, the 246GT, replaced the Dino 206 in late 1969. The body was now steel and the cylinder block cast-iron rather than aluminium, but the bigger engine's increased power (195bhp) was more than adequate compensation for the weight gain, the Dino's top speed increasing slightly to within a whisker of 150mph. While not as fast in a straight line as its larger V12-engined stablemates, the nimble Dino was capable of showing almost anything a clean pair of heels over twisty going. Truly a driver's car par excellence. Sold new in the USA, this highly original Dino displays a total of only 43,997 miles (approximately 70,800 kilometres) on the odometer and benefits from recent complete cosmetic refurbishment, carried out in the Netherlands by Maranello BV. The car is finished in Azzuro metallizato (light blue metallic) with matching leather interior, and comes with State of Montana Certificate of Title. EU taxes have been paid.
Grand Palais Sale|
Bonhams, Grand Palais, Paris
|Hammer Price (inc premium)||€126500|
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|Number of doors||2|