One of the very first Ferrari 246 GT Dinos made, this low mileage LHD ‘L-series’ car represents a very rare and exciting, opportunity, being one of only 355 cars built.
Our car was the 16th Ferrari 246 GT Dino built and became the very first example to be sold in Germany. Built to European left-hand drive specification, the car is an early L-series example which, apart from the quick-release, ‘knock-off’, Cromodora wheels, features a host of details carried over from the Dino 206 GT, including door locks mounted in the air scoops, a deeper passenger foot well, headrests fixed to the bulkhead and the ‘long-style’ glovebox. The car was originally finished in Rosso Dino – the ‘orangey-red’ especially developed by Ferrari for their Formula 1 cars, and as used on Tony Curtis’s Dino in The Persuaders – with Crema leather upholstery.
The car was built during August 1969 and sold to Auto Becker in Dusseldorf, Germany, on 5 September 1969. Marketed to compete with the Porsche 911, in April 1970 our Dino became the first to be sold in Germany: Porsche’s home territory. The car moved to Strasbourg, France, during the 1970s before being exported to Ontario, Canada, in July 1987 and then to California, USA, in July 1995. In 1996 the car returned to Germany and was bought by us in March 2017.
Currently finished in Rosso Corsa with Nero leather upholstery, the car has covered just 86,000 kilometres (43,500 miles) over a period of forty-seven years. The original colour was the rare and desirable Rosso Dino (a lighter orange-red) with with Crema leather upholstery. As an important and rare example of an early Ferrari 246 GT Dino this car represents a great opportunity to buy an affordable restoration project. We would be pleased to be a part of this restoration programme, if required.