The Dino range of sports cars was named in honour of Enzo Ferrari's son, Alfredino, who designed a dual overhead-camshaft V6 engine for both road and racing use before tragically passing away at the age of 24.
The 206GT was the first model to be introduced in 1967, proving that Ferrari could compete with the likes of Porsche by producing a car in the more budget end of the sports car spectrum. The 206 featured a 2.0 litre transverse-mounted V6 engine capable of producing 160bhp at the 8,000rpm redline.
After 150 206s were produced, the updated 246 GT and GTS were introduced, boasting a bigger and more powerful 2.4 litre engine, which produced almost 200bhp and powered the Dino onto a top speed of 148mph. This power was sent to the rear wheels through a 5-speed all-synchromesh manual gearbox. The Dino’s 2.4 litre V6 was used in several other Italian sports cars after its application in the 246, most notably the Lancia Stratos rally car.
Weighing only 1,080kg, the perfect weight distribution of the Dino thanks to its Rear-Mid-Engine layout was one of the defining features of the car, one of the all-time great handing Ferraris, on top of being one of the most beautiful.
The car we are offering for sale was delivered new to the United Kingdom via Maranello Concessionaires in 1972. It was specified new with All Leather Interior and Power-Operated Windows.
The car sits today in wonderful condition showing under 40,000 miles and has enjoyed two stints of long-term ownership during its life, firstly with a Mr Les Allen of London between 1987 and 1999 and then with Mr Mike Osgood of Leicestershire who cared for the car for the following two decades until 2019.
In 2020 it was sold to its current owner and was treated to a mechanical overhaul and full service with Foskers in Kent ensuring it drives as well as it looks. It maintains its original matching numbers engine and gearbox and upholds an extensive history file detailing parts ordered and various servicing works carried out over the years.
The Dino is a staple of any Ferrari collection and is a car that every enthusiast should experience at least once in their lifetime. Contact us now for more information or to arrange a viewing.