1972 FERRARI DINO 246GT
Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 199
Year : 1972
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : manual
RHD
Registration No. : EOE 689K
Chassis No. : 02940
Engine No. : 02940
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

The Dino, named in honour of Enzo Ferrari's son, was a brand for
V6 engined Ferrari's and the project that Alfredo 'Dino' Ferrari
worked on before he died tragically of muscular dystrophy at just
24 years old. In order to homologate Ferrari's Formula Two entry in
1966, the FIA requested that 500 production cars were produced
using the same V6 unit as the race car. The Fiat Dino was born
using the two-litre V6 Ferrari unit which was later used in the
early 206GT versions of the Dino. Ferrari used the mid-engined
configuration that was working well for them in sports car racing
for the new Dino and the prototype 206S was shown at the 1966 Turin
show. The car drew a positive response and Ferrari put the car into
production, making it the first mid-engined production Ferrari. A
2.4-litre version on a longer wheelbase, the 246GT, replaced the
Dino 206 in late 1969. The beauty of a mid-engined sports car is
the handling, an improved centre of gravity lends itself to better
road holding, a Ferrari Dino has great cornering ability and is an
enormously fun car to drive.

This matching numbers Dino 246GT was originally registered on
17th January 1972 to the Al-Said family. The car changed
hands in 1985 and again in the mid 1990's. At that stage, the
odometer reading was 35,400. Recognised Ferrari specialist Kent
High Performance carried out a restoration on EOE 689K in 2014,
leaving no stone unturned. The interior was re-trimmed to a very
good standard and the bodywork, stripped, repaired where necessary
and repainted. The door gaps are uniform and the paint finish
excellent, clearly this has been a restoration project of the
highest order. Mechanically she has been taken care of with work
carried out on the engine and gearbox, everything has been
documented in the substantial history folder. Only 498 righthand
drive Dino GT's were sold new in the UK, they were a rare sight in
the 70s' and are even rarer today. The evocative curves of the
front of the Dino is in contrast to the angular rear; the design
shouldn't work but in practice, the Ferrari Dino is one of the most
evocative cars manufactured in recent times and will always attract
admirers wherever they appear. 
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170