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Ferrari Dino 246 GT

The Dino family of cars was named after Enzo’s son who played a large role in the development of the V6 drivetrain. The Dino 206 GT was the first road-going Ferrari to adopt the V6 which previously, had been exclusive to racing models. The 206 GT was an alloy-bodied coupe that was first seen on the market in 1968. During its release, the 206 GT changed Ferrari’s market. This was a less expensive and less powerful model than all the other Ferraris at that time. This made the 206 and subsequent 246 GT, direct competition with marques such as Porsche.

206GT production was low. Just one year after the 206 release, it was replaced with the revised 246 GT. The new 246 was a heavier car, thanks to the inclusion of Fiat’s cast-iron V6, which increased the capacity to 2418cc. The engine was the same as that used in the Fiat Dino. This is one of the first times a mass-produced engine was used in a Ferrari. Compared to the Ferrari V6, the Fiat powerplant had been cast in iron rather than aluminum alloy.

Also changed to steel was the bodywork. Between the two models, the styling remained almost identical except the 246 had pressed steel panels instead of the alloy body found on the 206.

The 246 DINO sold for 6 years and in that time 3569 cars were sold.

Specs & Performance

price $ $14 500
engine Watercooled, 65 Degree, V6
position Mid Transverse
aspiration Natural
valvetrain DOHC 2 Valves / Cyl
displacement 2418 cc / 147.6 in³
bore 92.5 mm / 3.64 in
stroke 60.0 mm / 2.36 in
compression 9.0:1
power 145.4 kw / 195.0 bhp @ 7600 rpm
specific output 80.65 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 173.33 bhp per tonne
torque 225.07 nm / 166.0 ft lbs @ 5500 rpm
body / frame Steel Body over Square Section Tubing
driven wheels Transverse Mid Engine / RWD
front tires 205/70VR-14
rear tires 205/70VR-14
front brakes Vented Discs w/Vacuum Assist
rear brakes Vented Discs w/Vacuum Assist
front wheels F 35.6 x 16.5 cm / 14.0 x 6.5 in
rear wheels R 35.6 x 16.5 cm / 14.0 x 6.5 in
steering Rack & Pinion
f suspension Unequal Wishbones w/Coil Springs over Tube Shocks, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Unequal Wishbones w/Coil Springs over Tube Shocks, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1125 kg / 2480 lbs
wheelbase 2340 mm / 92.1 in
front track 1425 mm / 56.1 in
rear track 1430 mm / 56.3 in
length 4343 mm / 171.0 in
width 1702 mm / 67.0 in
height 1150 mm / 45.3 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.07:1, 2.12:1, 1.52:1, 1.25:1, 0.86:1
top speed ~243.0 kph / 151.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~7.5 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~21.5 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~15.9 seconds


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1969 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Gallery

Auction Sales History

1973 Dino 246 GT 06626 – sold for $407,000 Former part of Jacques Swaters renowned Ferrari collection. Exceptional condition throughout. Two long-time owners and less than 38,000 kilometers from new. Presented in the factory-delivered livery. Offered with Marcel Massini’s history report. Auction Source: 2015 Quail Lodge Auction by Bonhams

1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT 04892 – sold for $297,000 E-series 246 GT Dino delivered to the United States in Rosso Bordeaux (20-R-351) over a Beige (VM 3218) leather interior. Full restoration.odometer currently shows 76,950 miles. set of manuals, jack, and tool kit. Auction Source: RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2015

1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT – sold for $297,000 Beautifully presented example of the legendary Dino. .Finished when new in the elegant Verde Scurro over Black. Delivered new through William F. Harrah’s MCM Ferrari distributorship. Well-documented ownership history, with most owners in California. Offered with tool roll and Marcel Massini’s history file. Auction Source: The Amelia Island Auction 2015 by Bonhams

1972 Ferrari 246 Dino GT 03154 – sold for $363,000 Three owners and less than 27,500 miles from new. Still wears its original Argento Auteil finish. Ferrari Classiche certified. Auction Source: 2015 Amelia Island by RM Sotheby’s

1969 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Series L 00542 – sold for $385,000 Desirable early-production, L-Series Dino 246 GT. Multiple FCA Platinum Award winning example. Thoroughly researched history and provenance. The 65th example of just 355 L-Series Dinos produced. Offered with Marcel Massini’s history file, restoration records, books and tools. Auction Source: The Scottsdale Auction 2015 by Bonhams

1970 Ferrari Dino 246 GT 00600 – sold for $473,000 Ferrari Classiche Certified. The First 246 GT Sold with Five-Bolt Wheels. Ferrari Certified as Retaining Its Original Paint Finish and Upholstery. Ferrari Development and Test Car When New. A Desirable and Rare L Series Dino. Auction Source: The Scottsdale Auctions 2015 by Gooding & Company

1970 Dino 246 GT 01070 – sold for €339,720 Rare L version. Old restoration of good quality. Equipped with its original toolkit, with the jack and the mallet used to loosen the butterfly wheels, and it comes accompanied by its original warranty card. Auction Source: Rétromobile 2015 by Artcurial Motorcars

1970 Ferrari Dino 246 GT ‘L-Series’ 01040 – sold for €347,200 One of 357 early ‘L-Series’ cars with 206 GT styling features. Four owners from new; has always remained in Torino. Restored in the ownership of Dino expert Luciano Bertolero. Original Italian registration and black plates. Submitted for Ferrari Classiche certification. Auction Source: 2015 Paris by RM Auctions

1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT – sold for $627,000 One of Five Known US-Specification Chairs & Flares Coupes. Original Drivetrain and Interior. Less than 31,000 Original Miles. Accompanied by Original Books, Keys and Tool Kit. Time-Capsule Condition. Documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini. Auction Source: The Amelia Island Auction by Gooding & Company

1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT 02572 – did not sell for €170,000 Just three owners from new; same owner since 1985. Rare period-correct accessories. Accompanied by books and tools. A matching-numbers example. Auction Source: 2014 Paris by RM Auctions

1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT 03978 – sold for $291,500 European-Specification Example. Significantly Refurbished over the Last Three Years. Vibrant Fly Yellow Livery. Excellent Driving Example. Ferrari’s First Production-Based Mid-Engine Sports Car. Auction Source: The Scottsdale Auctions by Gooding & Company

1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GT 04946 – sold for $473,000 One of as Few as Five US-Delivered Dino Coupes to feature the “Chairs and Flares” Option Combination. Exceptionally Well-Documented Restoration Completed in 2012. Presented with Books, Records and Tools. Stunning Overall Presentation. Documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini. Auction Source: The Scottsdale Auctions by Gooding & Company

1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT 01968 – did not sell for $230,000 Currently equipped with covered headlamps, proper Cromodora wheels with a matching spare, power windows, and a Becker Mexico AM/FM pushbutton radio with cassette player and power antenna, this beautiful 246 GT still possesses its original headliner and sealed-seam sun visors, and all glass appears to be original as well. In preparation for this sale, the dash panel has been reupholstered with correct mouse hair fabric. Auction Source: 2013 Amelia Island by Rm Auctions

1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GT 06626 – sold for €247,250 This matching-numbers example was delivered new in Belgium in July 1973 by the official Ferrari importer, Garage Francorchamps, to Mr Jean Oury. In February 1989 the Dino was repurchased by Garage Francorchamps’ proprietor, Mr Jacques Swaters, and remained in his museum since. Currently displaying a total of only 36,298 kilometres on the odometer, the car was completely restored in 1998 by Francorchamps Garage. Auction Source: 2013 Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais

1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT 03392 – sold for $291,500 Largely Unrestored Example. Ferrari’s First Mid-Engine Road Car. Less than 39,000 Original Miles. An Unusually Original Dino. Recently Serviced. Auction Source: The 2013 Scottsdale Auctions by Gooding & Company

1972 Ferrari Dino 246GT Berlinetta 05240 – sold for €126,000 Acquired by the current owner in 2004, ‘FSY 246’ is described by him as in generally sound condition, with good paintwork in Rosso Corsa, tidy interior with seats in black with red piping and regularly serviced engine. The car is offered with the aforementioned bills, various old MoT and current certificate valid to May 2013 and Swansea V5C registration document.  Auction Source: 2012 Goodwood Revival Sale by Bonhams

1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT 03292GT – sold for €103,936 This early, European-specification Ferrari Dino 246 GT was originally finished in red with a black interior and was first delivered in February 1972 to a motor dealer in London, bearing the registration TVU 5K. The car soon moved out of the city with the first registered owner, a Mr. D. Jones in Cheshire. In June the same year, the car was sold back to London to a Mr. Price. Auction Source: 2011 London Auction by RM

1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT – sold for $120,000 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT. 195 BHP, 2,418 CC. 3 twin-choke Weber carburetors. 5-Speed manual transmission. Desirable covered headlamps. Daytona chairs. Becker Europa stereo. The striking 1972 Dino 246 GT in classic Red/Tan is offered with recent paint and interior Auction Source: 2011 Monterey Daytime Auction by Mecum

1972 Dino 246 GT 03344 – sold for €165,116 The car presented is a Dino 246 originally equipped with light alloy wheels; the performance of the engine was revised by adopting a kit called “Stratos” assembled in Italy and supervised by Franco Meiners, with pointed camshafts and larger Weber carburettors. In the hands of the current owner’s cousin since the late 1990s, a Pozzi invoice folder shows that the car has been regularly serviced since 2004. Auction Source: 2011 Salon Rétromobile Aucion by Artcurial

1973 Ferrari Dino 246GT Berlinetta 07192 – sold for €126,500 This left-hand drive Dino 246GT had been in the Montabaur Collection in Germany for around five years when it was purchased by the current UK-based owner in 2003, joining his significant Ferrari collection. Described as in excellent condition, having been serviced regularly during its time with Montabaur and maintained to an exacting standard. Restored during 2008/2009, it has been maintained in recent times by GTO Engineering alongside the vendors other important Ferrari’s. Works carried out include a complete body restoration (by GTO), a full interior re-trim (by DK Engineering) and various mechanical repairs. A fine example of one of Ferrari’s prettiest cars, ‘07192’ is finished in red with black leather interior and offered with sundry invoices, MoT certificate and UK V5 registration document.
Auction Source: 2011 Automobiles d’exception au Grand Palais by Bonhams

1972 Ferrari Dino 246GT Berlinetta 4908 – sold for €126,500 Sold new in the USA, this highly original Dino displays a total of only 43,997 miles (approximately 70,800 kilometres) on the odometer and benefits from recent complete cosmetic refurbishment, carried out in the Netherlands by Maranello BV. The car is finished in Azzuro metallizato (light blue metallic) with matching leather interior, and comes with State of Montana Certificate of Title. EU taxes have been paid. Auction Source: 2011 Automobiles d’exception au Grand Palais by Bonhams

1970 Ferrari Dino 246 GT 01158 – sold for $115,500 Currently this Dino runs and drives very strong and remains in excellent mechanical condition. It is an excellent-driving and enjoyable example. Though it has aged, the white finish, which is over 15 years old, still presents well. The interior seats, which are original Dino seats, may have been added to this car and remain well maintained. This Dino also features power window lifts, correct Campagnolo wheels and Michelin XWX tires. Recent maintenance includes carburetor service and tuning; a valve adjustment; a cooling system service, where the radiator was removed from and returned to the car, and the replacement of all cooling hoses; replacement of the flexible brake hoses; and a brake system flush. Well maintained and striking in white, this Dino embodies all that is Ferrari. Auction Source: 2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions

1972 Ferrari Dino 246GT – sold for $126,500 This striking 1972 Dino 246 GT in classic Red/Tan is offered in excellent condition overall and is a strong runner with approximately 45,000 miles showing today. It clearly benefits from regular professional maintenance, with recent work including a new battery and a complete fluid change. While the Dino has been selectively refinished as needed over the years, it has never been fully restored. Complete with desirable covered headlamps, Daytona-type seats with black inserts, and the original Becker Europa AM/FM stereo, along with the unusual matching Becker cassette player, the Dino is presented to a show level of detail. Sinuous and sexy, this Dino embodies all that is Ferrari. Auction Source: RM Auctions’ 2010 Sports & Classics of Monterey

1973 Dino 246 GT – sold for €110,000 The striking UK specification Dino offered here is a late production example in impressive original condition. The brilliant Rosso Chiaro livery is from the factory as is the black vinyl upholstery. With only three registered owners and 39,900 miles from new, the car has benefited from a recent major service, which included refurbishment of the braking, suspension and cooling systems. The chassis and engine bay have been comprehensively detailed and the carpets and dashboard have been replaced. Original-type Cromodora wheels are new and are mounted with fresh rubber. Auction Source: 2008 Leggenda e Passione