1971 Ferrari 246 'Dino'

GT

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    3/1971
  • Mileage 
    73 800 mi / 118 770 km
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The Dino 246 GT was a development of the original 206 GT, where it was given a larger V6 engine, from 2L to 2.4L. It looked visually similar, but the wheelbase was extended by 60mm, which required a longer engine cover and a repositioned fuel cap. Introduced in 1969, its duel-overhead-camshaft V6 produced 195 bhp and was capable of a quoted 146mph.

Being made out of steel, the 246 would now weigh in at 2,380 lb (1,080 kg). 2,295 GTs were made, along with 1,274 Spiders, and production provided three different variations of the car, with this one in particular being a Series II car. This gave it five-bolt Cromodora alloys and the infamous ‘clap-hands’ wipers.

This car is in outstanding condition after being fully restored by Fosker Engineering in 2010. The restoration process is detailed in a large file full of numerous photographs of the job, as well as invoices and summeries. It is finished in its original Rosso Chiaro colour, and also benefits from a full Ferrari Classiche certificate of authority, detailing its originality and completing the car with a very important piece of documentation. The car also comes with its original handbook and an extensive service history.

Now is the chance to own a pristine 246 Dino GT, the most desirable of the Dino range, and what is now a very sought after car. Its history alongside its immaculate condition makes this a very special car.