1973 Ferrari 246 'Dino'

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1973
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Spring Classics
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1

Thursday 12th march 2009
Registration Number: LYV 311P Chassis Number: 07208
This classic and always sought-after Ferrari was named after Enzo Ferrari’s son, Alfredino, who died in 1956, aged 24. Although ill for most of his life, Dino had acquired an engineering degree and had earlier presented his arguments for a V6 high-performance engine in a two part article in the Italian magazine Velocita. Enzo Ferrari commented: ‘For reasons of mechanical efficiency he finally came to the conclusion that the engine should be a V6 and we accept his decision.’ Thus was born the famous Tipo 156 which first burst into song five months after Dino had passed away. Ferrari was determined to honour his son to the best of his ability and, subsequently, ‘Dino’ was the name given to a new line of mid-engined production Ferrari V6 coupés which first went on sale in 196