Harald Ertl’s Dino 246 headlines classics in Dorotheum auction
Private car of the Hesketh pilot
Assigned chassis number 04338, the 1972 Dino 246 was originally shipped from Maranello to a Düsseldorf dealership, where its pretty shape and promise of nimble handling soon convinced Ertl to part with his hard-earned. According to Dorotheum, an old-style FIVA passport lists the F1 driver, German Touring Car Champion and all-round crowd favourite as the first owner; the current custodian has been in possession of the car since 1999, and has reportedly used it in many events since. Dorotheum estimates that the car will fetch between €280,000 and €320,000 when it's put under the hammer at the 28 October sale in Salzburg.