1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02114

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Lot 108
1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Berlinetta
Coachwork by Pininfarina

Sold for £ 299,420 (US$ 421,670) inc. premium
1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Berlinetta
Coachwork by Pininfarina

Registration no. GPE 5J
Chassis no. 02114
*Right-hand drive, UK delivered
*First registered to Maranello Concessionaires
*Two private owners from new
*Present ownership since March 1977
*Dry stored since 1981
*25,253 miles from new

Footnotes

  • It was the need for a production-based engine for the new Formula 2 that led to the introduction of a 'junior' Ferrari, the Dino 206 GT, 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 coupe 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 2.0-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 the car's performance, the high cost enforced by its aluminium construction hindered sales.

    A 2.4-litre version on a longer wheelbase - the 246 GT - 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 adequate compensation for the weight gain. A Targa-top version, the 246 GTS, followed in 1972. While not quite 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.

    As the first series-produced, mid-engined Ferraris, the early Dino V6s are landmark cars. The line they founded would prove to be an immense commercial success for Maranello, production amounting to 2,487 GT coupés and 1,274 GT Spyders by the time the model was deleted in 1974.

    Dino 246 GT Berlinetta, chassis number '02114' was completed at the factory on 3rd June 1971 finished in Oro Chiaro (gold metallic) with Nero (black) vinyl interior. The car was delivered new to Colonel Ronnie Hoare's Ferrari importer, Maranello Concessionaires Ltd in Egham, Surrey and registered by them as 'GPE 5J' on 14th July 1971. In July 1972 the Dino was sold to its first private owner, one E M Cole of Somerset, and in March 1977 (at 19,747 miles) was acquired by the current vendor. A motoring enthusiast and mechanical engineer, he took great delight in being shown the Ferrari workshops at Egham in 1977.

    In 1981, the Ferrari was taken off the road and since that time has been kept in dry storage, the engine being turned over regularly by hand. It should be noted that prior to this period of layup the road wheels were removed, all suspension parts removed, cleaned, painted and refitted. The sills all washed through, and every spec of road muck removed by the meticulous vendor - the result is this wonderful highly original and preserved Dino we are proud to offer. All historical paperwork is present, including the service records, registration documents, MoT certificates, insurance certificates, and the owner's personal logbook of every journey undertaken and work carried out, viewing of which is highly recommended. The car also comes with original owner's and workshop manuals, and a spares catalogue.

    A modification the vendor learned from his visit to Egham in 1977 is the glassfibre spare wheel well (removable to improve access to the nose section) and improved front wheelarch closure panels being the only notified deviations from factory specification. Retaining its factory paintwork, interior, carpets, engine, light lenses, etc, this superb 'time warp' Dino 246 GT represents a possibly once-in-a-lifetime chance to acquire an original and unmolested example of this iconic Ferrari.
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1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02114
1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02114
1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02114
1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02114
1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02114
1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02114
1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02114
1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02114
1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02114
1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02114
1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02114
1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02114
1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02114
1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02114
1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02114
1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02114
1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02114
1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02114
1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02114
1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02114
1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02114
1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02114
1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02114
1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02114
1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02114
1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02114
1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02114
1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02114
1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Berlinetta  Chassis no. 02114
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