1971 Ferrari Dino 246GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02146

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Lot 205
1971 Ferrari Dino 246GT Berlinetta
Chassis no. 02146

Sold for CHF 183,327 (US$ 199,282) inc. premium
1971 Ferrari Dino 246GT Berlinetta
Coachwork by Pininfarina

Chassis no. 02146
In the mid-1960s, Ferrari needed a production-based 2-litre engine for the new Formula 2 and conceived the mid-engined Dino to provide the necessary basis. The first of these ‘junior’ Ferraris – the 206GT – debuted at the Turin Motor Show in 1967. Building on experienced gained with its successful limited edition Dino 206S sports-racer of 1966, Ferrari retained the racer’s mid-engined layout for the road car but installed the power unit transversely rather than longitudinally.
A compact, aluminium-bodied coupé of striking appearance, the Pininfarina-styled Dino - named after Enzo Ferrari’s late son Alfredino Ferrari and intended as the first of a separate but related marque - was powered by a 2-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 at 7,600rpm - was more than adequate compensation for the weight gain, as the Dino’s top speed increase slightly to within a whisker of 150mph. A Targa-top version, the 246GTS, followed in 1972. 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 France via Pozzi (Ferrari France) this Dino 246GT Berlinetta was acquired by the immediately preceding (third) owner 2½-3½ years ago and purchased by the vendor at Bonhams Les Grandes Marques à Monaco Sale on 21st May 2007 (Lot 129). At that time the car was reported as completely restored by specialists on the Côte d’Azur in 2006 and presented in commensurately good condition. Since acquisition, ‘02146’ has benefited from a thorough service carried out by recognised specialist Reidholz Garage AG (Hans Uhlmann) - the carburettors, ignition system and brakes all receiving attention - and comes with the relevant invoice for CHF 5,716. Finished in giallo fly (yellow) with black leather interior, ‘02146’ is offered complete with tool kit and Swiss registration papers.

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  • Contrary to what has been published in the catalogue, this vehicle will not come with a tool kit.
1971 Ferrari Dino 246GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02146
1971 Ferrari Dino 246GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02146
1971 Ferrari Dino 246GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02146
1971 Ferrari Dino 246GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02146
1971 Ferrari Dino 246GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02146
1971 Ferrari Dino 246GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02146
1971 Ferrari Dino 246GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02146
1971 Ferrari Dino 246GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02146
1971 Ferrari Dino 246GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02146
1971 Ferrari Dino 246GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02146
1971 Ferrari Dino 246GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02146
1971 Ferrari Dino 246GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02146
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