Same owner (the 2nd) since 1978,1975 Dino 246 GTS  Chassis no. 07620

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Lot 202
Same owner (the 2nd) since 1978, 1975 Dino 246 GTS
Chassis no. 07620

Sold for CHF 179,550 (US$ 180,679) inc. premium
Same owner (the 2nd) since 1978
1975 Dino 246 GTS
Coachwork by Pininfarina

Chassis no. 07620
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 (230km/h) 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 (240km/h). 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 Belgium via Garage Francorchamps to its first owner, Jean Thully, chassis number ‘07620’ was purchased from the same dealership by the current owner, a well known Belgium Ferrari collector on 9th March 1978. This unrestored car has covered only 44,400 kilometres from new and remains in completely original condition, a rare attribute for this particular model some 30 years after the last example left the factory. Finished in red with black leather interior, ‘07620’ is offered complete with its original owner’s wallet and instruction manuals, original Garage Francorchamps purchase invoice, and Belgium title.
Same owner (the 2nd) since 1978,1975 Dino 246 GTS  Chassis no. 07620
Same owner (the 2nd) since 1978,1975 Dino 246 GTS  Chassis no. 07620
Same owner (the 2nd) since 1978,1975 Dino 246 GTS  Chassis no. 07620
Same owner (the 2nd) since 1978,1975 Dino 246 GTS  Chassis no. 07620
Same owner (the 2nd) since 1978,1975 Dino 246 GTS  Chassis no. 07620
Same owner (the 2nd) since 1978,1975 Dino 246 GTS  Chassis no. 07620
Same owner (the 2nd) since 1978,1975 Dino 246 GTS  Chassis no. 07620
Same owner (the 2nd) since 1978,1975 Dino 246 GTS  Chassis no. 07620
Same owner (the 2nd) since 1978,1975 Dino 246 GTS  Chassis no. 07620
Same owner (the 2nd) since 1978,1975 Dino 246 GTS  Chassis no. 07620
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