<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116

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Lot 114
1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT
Coachwork by Scaglietti – Design by Pininfarina

Sold for US$ 495,000 inc. premium
1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT
Coachwork by Scaglietti – Design by Pininfarina

Chassis no. 00336
Engine no. 0005116
1,987cc DOHC V6 Engine
3 Weber Carburetors
180bhp at 8,000rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Rare and desirable alloy-bodied 206 Dino
*Finished new in the striking color-combination of Bianco Luna Metallizzato over Black
*Believed to retain its original engine and transaxle
*One of just 153 Dino 206 GTs produced
*Sporting GT with excellent handling and iconic styling


THE FERRARI DINO

The purebred circuit-racing series of Dino V6 engines was introduced as early as 1957. Named after Mr Ferrari's only legitimate child Alfredo ('Alfredino', affectionately shortened to 'Dino'), design of the engine series was initially master-minded by the legendary Ing. Vittorio Jano of pre-war Alfa Romeo 6C, 8C and later Lancia fame, before Ferrari was presented with Lancia competition assets in 1955. The great engineer had then served as a technical consultant to the Maranello factory, while Mr. Ferrari presented poor Dino – a very well-liked and well-qualified engineer who died in 1956 after suffering muscular dystrophy for much of his short life – as having master-minded the new V6 power unit's unusual 65-degree vee configuration. A facsimile of Dino's hand-written signature, 'Dino' would be cast into the new engines' cam covers.

The initial 4-cam V6 racing engines powered Mike Hawthorn to victory in the 1958 Formula 1 World Championship, they won Formula 2 races and also featured in a very rarefied series of front-engined sports-racing cars. Into the 1960s, Dino V6 engines continued to equip Ferrari's F1, F2 and sports-prototype armory, and from 1965 the tremendous Dino 206 SP 2-liter rear-engined sports-prototype set all enthusiasts' mouths watering.

A Pininfarina show car 'special' was displayed at the Paris Salon of 1965. Entitled the Dino 206 GT Speciale it was based upon competition chassis '0834', with the V6 engine installed longitudinally behind the cockpit. A further developed – nearer-production – Dino Berlinetta GT was then displayed by Pininfarina at the 1966 Turin Salon, also with longitudinal engine, but a third prototype quickly followed. It had its engine turned 90-degrees to mount transversely in the rear bay, in unit with a Ferrari five-speed transaxle – not only centralizing dynamic mass within the wheelbase more advantageously, but also – crucially – improving cabin space up ahead of the engine bay.

A pre-production prototype was then displayed at the 1967 Turin Salon, another at Brussels into 1968 and in the early part of 1969 the Dino 206 GT Coupe as offered here finally went into production at Scaglietti's Modena plant.

By the end of 1969 around 150 had been built, all with aluminium bodies, and all left-hand drive. The Dino 206 GT carried no Ferrari brand name – with 'Dino' being energetically promoted as a miniaturized Ferrari creation upon a new level. The 206 GT series also featured even-numbered chassis serials, whereas previous road production Ferraris had always – with very few exceptions – been odd-numbered, racers even-numbered.

The Dino 206 GT engine was a 65-degree V6 unit with twin overhead camshafts per cylinder bank, bore and stroke 86mm x 57mm, displacing 1987cc. This engine actually represented a third-generation of Ferrari Dino V6 units, as developed under the direction of Maranello's famed engine specialist Ing. Franco Rocchi. With three Weber 40DCF carburetors, the transverse-engined beauties offered 180bhp at a nerve-tingling 8,000rpm. Curb weight was a performance-enhancing 2,300lbs.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

The 206 GT is the most rare, desirable and important production Dino variant, distinguished from later 246 GT and GTS models by its aluminum bodywork, knock-off Cromadora wheels, wood-rimmed steering wheel, chrome filler cap, and 206-only exhaust tips. This example, chassis no. 00336, was completed in January of 1969 for the Italian market and featured Bianco Luna Metallizzato paint on its Leonardo Fioravanti designed alloy body. The interior was Nero 161, Panno Bianco, undoubtedly a stunning combination for this early Dino. It is the only example known to have been finished with this particular color combination. The new Dino was sold through M. Gastone Crepaldi, the official Ferrari dealer in Milan, Italy.

The 206 GT's early history is not known, but picks up when the car was auctioned in London in February of 1990. From here the car was exported to the US, where it was stolen in the summer of 1992 in Ohio, however recovered soon after in good shape. In 1999, the car was back in England where it underwent an extensive restoration and was changed from its original moon white metallic over black leather with white inserts to its current combination of red over an all-black interior. The car changed hands again in 2004, before returning to the United States in 2008.

This highly desirable 206 GT is offered in wonderful condition, and has been documented by noted Ferrari historian Marcel Massini. Importantly, according to Massini, the Dino's engine number is within the correct sequence for the model, and the engine therefore appears to be the original, matching numbers unit for this car. The striking red paint suits the alloy Pininfarina-designed body well, and the black interior is in similarly good condition. It retains all the defining features of the early 206 production run, including the wood-rimmed steering wheel and the knock-off Cromadora wheels.

A great example of Ferrari's first foray into mid-engine production sports cars, this 206 boasts not only its legendary technical specification, but also an original color combination that can truly be described as unique. With just over 150 cars produced in total, the 206 has truly earned its place in the pantheon of blue-chip collector's cars – not to mention being held in high esteem as one of the finest handling sports cars ever produced.

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  • Please note that this vehicle is titled with chassis number 206GT00336.
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<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
<b>1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 00336 <br />Engine no. 0005116
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