The Dino 206 S was announced in 1965 as a contender for the 1966 2-litre sports car class. It followed the 166 P prototype of 1955, with its V6 engine enlarged to 1987cc. Ferrari SEFAC officially raced the Dino against the factory and privateer Porsche 906s.
The 206 was powered by what could have been one half the P3’s 4-litre V12. In the center of the car was a bespoke Dino V6 engine that reached peak power at 9000 rpm.
Initially, Ferrari planned to produce 50 examples of this car for homologation purposes, but industrial unrest in Italy with resulting labor problems halted production of these cars.
Various versions of the 2-liter engine were used. The initial V6 was fitted with three Weber 40 DCN 2 carburetors which were replaced on the later models by Lucas fuel injection. Cylinder heads varied with either 12, 18 or 24 valves having single or dual spark.
Along with a large variety of engines, the bodywork on the 206 varied from car to car. Most of the 206’s came as a spider version with the roof section completely removed. Piero Drogo was responsible for the design of body which was crafted by his company, Carrozzeria Sports Cars.
Only 18 206s were completed with limited racing success. Much of the design cues were carried through to the Dino 206 road car, but it lacked much of the race-bred design elements found in the 206 S.
1967 Ferrari Dino 206 S Spider 028 – sold for €2,072,000 Single ownership since 1977; never been offered for public sale. Extensive period race history, with numerous 1st place finishes. FCA National Concours and Cavallino Classic Platinum Award winner. One of only 18 examples ever produced. Auction Source: 2014 Monaco by RM Auctions
1966 Ferrari 206 S Dino Spyder 006 – sold for €2,520,000 One of only 18 examples produced. Ex-Maranello Concessionaires racing team. Ferrari Classiche certified. Raced by Richard Attwood and David Piper. Fully documented racing provenance. Just four owners from new; same ownership since 1970. • Stunning Pierre Drogo-designed body work Auction Source: Monaco 2012 by RM Auctions