A fabulous, low-mileage example of one of Ferrari’s most instantly recognisable models: the Ferrari 246 GT Dino. Presented in Rosso Chiaro with a black interior, the car has covered just 33,000 miles and is in beautiful condition both inside and out. A very original example of a modern classic, the car comes with a detailed file documenting its history, has been thoroughly inspected and fully serviced.
Registered ‘new’ in the UK in July 1973, our car is one of the 488 right-hand drive Ferrari 246 GT Dinos made; it’s an E-series car and is finished to UK specification with Cromodora alloy wheels, ‘clap-hands’ wipers, electric windows and headlight covers. Finished in Rosso Chiaro with black vinyl interior trim and carpets, the car is thoroughly original but, despite this, in exceptional condition throughout, coming complete with its original jack, tools and handbooks.
The car has had seven previous owners, all of whom who have lavished much care and attention on the car, documenting seemingly everything that’s been done to it and creating a large file of documents and invoices that chart and support its history. The remarkably low mileage is, in part, thanks to the last owner adding just 300 miles over the last nine years. We’ve given the car a thorough inspection, replaced the original rubber suspension bushes with our own polyurethane bush kit to improve ride quality and tautness, replaced the door seals and hoses as a precautionary measure, and given the car a full service.
Named to honour Alfredo ‘Dino’ Ferrari, Enzo Ferrari’s son and heir, the Dino marque was launched in 1968 as an ‘affordable’ alternative to the Porsche 911. Powered by a 2.4-litre double-overhead-camshaft V6 engine producing 195 bhp, the Dino was a daring move for the period: its mid-engine layout being associated more with sports racing cars than production cars and its curvaceous bodywork mirroring some of the fabulous ‘P series’ race cars Ferrari produced during the early-to-mid 1960s.
The Ferrari 246 GT Dino is undoubtedly one of Ferrari’s most iconic cars, its distinctive looks and place in Ferrari’s history causing a surge in demand that has seen values appreciate dramatically. This is an outstanding example, made all the more desirable by its originality, low mileage and documented history.