<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460

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Lot 68
1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS
Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina

Sold for US$ 280,000 inc. premium
1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS
Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina

Chassis no. 04460

2,419cc DOHC V6 Engine
3 Twin Weber Carburetors
195bhp at 7,600rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Rare and desirable factory Fly Yellow Dino 246 GTS
*25 Year California ownership
*Offered with books, tools, and spare wheel
*Iconic Dino Spider with excellent road holding capabilities


THE FERRARI DINO

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 experience 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, aluminum-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-liter, 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 aluminum construction hindered sales.

A 2.4-liter 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 aluminum, 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 stable-mates, the nimble Dino was capable of showing almost anything a clean pair of heels over twisty going.

Testing the V6-engined Dino – the 246 GT – in 1972, the authoritative American motoring magazine Road & Track enthused, 'it is a thrill to drive a car like the Dino, one whose capabilities are far beyond what even an expert driver can use in most real-world motoring, and that is the Dino's reason for being. The real joy of a good mid-engined car is in its handling and braking and the Dino shone as we expected it to. The steering is quick without being super quick, and it transmits by what seems a carefully planned amount of feedback exactly what is going on at the tires. Thanks to the layout's low polar moment of inertia the car responds instantly to it. The Dino's cornering limits are very high... ' Truly a driver's car par excellence.

As the first series-produced, mid-engined Ferraris, the early Dinos are landmark cars, and the line they founded would prove to be an immense commercial success for Maranello.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This beautiful US-market Ferrari Dino 246 GTS was completed at the Maranello Ferrari works in September of 1972. The new Dino was configured just as it appears today; a Targa top version in the final and fully evolved E-Series. Furthermore, the car was finished in the desirable Fly Yellow exterior color from new, with black interior, power windows and air conditioning.

This 1972 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino is a largely original California car, that has enjoyed single ownership for more than 25 years. The interior appears to be largely original and well preserved, and upon close inspection, it is evident that the car has never been neglected or taken fully apart for major restoration work. The Fly Yellow Dino 246 GTS was shown at the 60th anniversary of the Ferrari Club of America, held in October 2014 on the prominent Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California. Combining the classic and well-proportioned Pininfarina-penned design, with a rev-happy dual overhead cam V6 engine mated to a slick gated shift 5-speed manual transaxle, the Dino is a thrill to drive and a pleasure to visually admire. Offered with books and tools, this attractive example of Ferraris mid-engine classic represents an exciting opportunity for any Ferrari enthusiast.

Footnotes

  • Please note that this car is titled as a 1973.
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<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
<b>1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS</b><br />Chassis no. 04460
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