1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT

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Rosso Bordeaux | Coupé | 5 Speed Manual | 2.4 litre V6 | 37,597 miles | SOLD

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The nickname for Enzo’s son, the Ferrari Dino was a total break from tradition. Dino, an engineer, passed tragically at the age of 24, just as he began making a case for performance-oriented six cylinder engines within the brand’s racing efforts. Enzo was determined to ensure his son’s name and R&D lived on.

The road going Dino 246 GT was born and debuted at the Turin Auto Show in November of 1969. Penned by design house Pininfarina and hand built by Scaglietti in Maranello, the mid-engined, RWD sportscar was aimed at the wealthy sporting enthusiast, rather than the uber-rich who favoured big V12 GT’s.

Few cars truly warrant the tag line ‘Most Beautiful in the World’ and of those, only a handful are as rewarding to drive as they are to look at. The immortal Ferrari Dino is one such classic.

John Bolster of Autosport Magazine said “it has just about the highest cornering power of anything that I have driven. It bears no relationship to a normal road car, being comparable only with racing cars but it is also a thoroughly practical two-seater touring car for shopping and going to the office".

A truly rare find, after some 38 years of private ownership and remote dry storage the motorcar offered is an Australian delivered Ferrari Dino 246 GT, built in February of 1972.

Travelled just 37,500 original miles, for the last 40 years this Dino has presented in Rosso Bordeaux over it’s totally original and superbly preserved Black interior but is interestingly one of just 90 cars to have ever left the factory originally in Azzuro Dino.

After sitting idle for the best part of 40 years this car has recently received a detailed mechanical refurbishment preparing it as an excellent driver for its next custodian with the opportunity to add more value over time.

The refurbishment works included, an overhaul of the braking system with a new master cylinder installed as well, the original suspension, exhaust and carburettors have been refurbished, the radiator recored, tappets adjusted, a new fuel sender installed along with fresh spark plugs, oil and filters.

The car also features seldom seen head light covers and a full set of factory sourced and fitted Borrani knock-off wire wheels shod in period correct Michelin Radial “X” tyres, which when fitted in 1984 cost $4,500. That was more expensive than a range topping Ford Falcon X-Pak.

Accompanying the car is an incredibly detailed history folio that includes 4 folders of registration stickers and forms dating to 1982, parts and service history receipts verifying mileage, photographs and an owner’s manual.

The opportunities to purchase a two-owner Aus-Spec Dino GT are rare. To find one in this well preserved original condition, with this kind of provenance and with such a meticulously kept history file makes this one not to be missed.
 
 


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