Formerly owned by Dino authority Matthias Bartz and featured in the Dino Compendium
One of only 69 Dinos delivered in ‘Verde Germoglio’
Retains its original chassis, engine and gearbox
Ferrari Classiche certified
By 1970, Ferrari’s immensely successful 246 Dino was in its third iteration with the Tipo 607M (M-Series). Whilst retaining the same dimensions as the preceding L-Series, the new model featured a redesigned gearbox and improved brakes from ATE, along with stylistic updates, including a smaller steering wheel, five-bolt alloy wheels and redesigned bumpers. Only 497 of the improved M-series cars would be produced. With the new model a range of new colours also became available, including Verde Germoglio, or ‘Bud Green’ in English. Only 69 cars were finished in this striking hue.
This car, chassis no. 01406, was delivered in December 1970 to Germany via Auto Becker of Dusseldorf. The car remained in the area around Köln until it passed into the long-term care of Dr Volker Reimers in Esslingen. Dr Reimers cared for the car from 1983 to 2001 when it was purchased by Mr and Mrs Peter Scheyrer in Schwäbisch Gmünd.
In 2005 the car was purchased by Mr Matthias Bartz, author of the definitive guide to the model, Dino Compendium (Verlag Matthias Bartz, 2011). Mr Bartz embarked on a restoration of the car, including rebuilding the engine with a higher power output for better usability. Discussing the car recently with an RM Sotheby’s specialist, Mr Bartz explained that he used the car a great deal during his ownership as it was almost his daily driver. It is no surprise, therefore, that the car features heavily in Dino Compendium as the archetypal example of the M-Series car, owned and restored quite literally by the man who wrote the book.
Furthermore, chassis no. 01406 has been granted Ferrari Classiche certification and the accompanying certification binder confirms that the Dino retains its original engine and gearbox, as well as its stunning original colour scheme of Verde Germoglio over Nero. This is the opportunity to acquire one of the most famous examples of one of Ferrari’s greatest models.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/pa19.