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Lot 294
1969 Ferrari Dino 206GT Berlinetta
Chassis no. 304

Sold for € 94,300 (US$ 111,585) inc. premium
1969 Ferrari Dino 206GT Berlinetta
Coachwork by Pininfarina

Chassis no. 304
The first production mid-engined Ferrari, infact arguably the world's first production mid-engined sports car of any marque, the Dino 206GT made its public debut in 1967, deliveries starting in October that year. Very well received, the Dino's voluptuous coachwork was the work of Pininfarina and was executed entirely in aluminium. Featuring an alloy block, the 2 litre, V6 engine derived from competition practice and provided 180bhp, enabling contemporary road tester Paul Frère to reach a 225km/h top speed, coupled with road manners which until then had been enjoyed only by Renault Alpine drivers.

The 206GT Dino was, however, never a big seller. Its launch coincided with industrial and political unrest in Italy, and its aluminium construction contributed to a high price tag. Just 152 206GT Dinos left the Maranello works before April 1969, production of the heavier, steel bodied 246GT commencing that October.

Most 206GTs were sold new in their home country, and this example was delivered by Crepaldi of Milan in January 1969. Its original colours were Giallo Fly with black vinyl upholstery. In the 1980s the car was sold to Sweden where it underwent restoration, before being acquired in December 1989 by the current Italian owner. Since then the car has been tested by Ferrari World magazine, but has otherwise been virtually unused. Recent work has included a mechanical check-over, attention to paintwork and chrome plating, but otherwise the car is in good order, a mellowed older restoration. Not currently registered, this is an ultra rare Ferrari which should hold a place of interest in any collection.


La Dino 206GT, première voiture à moteur central arrière produite à grande échelle par Ferrari, fit son apparition en public en 1967, les premières étant livrées en octobre de cette année. Très appréciée, la carrosserie à la ligne féminine, oeuvre de Pininfarina, était entièrement réalisée en aluminium. Utilisant un bloc en aluminium de 2 L., le moteur V6 était issu de la course et offrait une puissance de 180 ch., permettant à l’excellent pilote Paul Frère d’atteindre 225 km/h en vitesse de pointe, associée à une tenue de route jamais vue depuis la Renault Alpine.

La Dino 206GT n’a cependant pas été un immense succès commercial. Sa sortie coïncida avec des problèmes industriels et politiques en Italie et sa construction en aluminium contribua à son prix élevé. Seules 152 Dino 206GT quittèrent les ateliers de Maranello avant avril 1969, tandis que la production massive des 246GT à carrosserie en acier commenca en octobre de la même année.

La plupart des 206GT furent vendues en Italie, et cet exemplaire fut livré par Crepaldi à Milan, en janvier 1969. Sa couleur d’origine était jaune ‘Giallo Fly’ avec l’intérieur en simili cuir noir. Dans les années 80, la voiture fut vendue en Suède où elle bénéficia d’une restauration avant d’être acquise en décembre 89 par l’actuel propriétaire italien. La voiture a depuis été essayéee par le magazine Ferrari World, en dehors de quoi elle n’a pratiquement pas été utilisée. De récents travaux ont été effectués, à savoir une révision mécanique et un examen cosmétique (peinture et chromes), mais de manière générale, la voiture est en bon état avec une restauration ancienne. Actuellement non immatriculée, c’est une Ferrari extrèmement rare qui trouverait sa place dans les meilleures collections.
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