To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sothebys' Amelia Island event, 8 - 9
$280,000 - $350,000
- Original U.S.-delivery Dino berlinetta
- Presented in Rosso Chiaro over Nero leather
- Attractive and highly original interior
- Currently showing less than 16,000 miles
- Displayed at the 2018 London Concours
The Dino 206 GT was intended as the debut model of a 'junior'
Ferrari range upon its unveiling at the 1967 Turin Motor Show.
Boasting a lightweight, mid-engined chassis with a transversely
mounted 2.0-liter, all-alloy four-cam V-6 engine, it was capable of
160 bhp and a top speed of 146 mph. Aerodynamic aluminum coachwork
by Pininfarina and a name honoring Enzo Ferrari's late son,
Alfredino, completed the package. Despite being lauded for its
handling abilities, just 152 examples were built. Ferrari sensed
that the reason for poor sales was the high asking price,
necessitated due to the use of expensive lightweight materials, and
so in late 1969, the Dino 246 GT was introduced.
The new Dino was built on a slightly longer wheelbase, employing
steel for the bodyshell and cast iron for the engine block. The new
2.4-liter V-6 more than made up for the negligible extra weight the
car now carried: 195 bhp at 7,600 rpm propelled the 246 GT to a
whisker under 150 mph. Coupled to its ability to outperform even
Ferrari's twelve-cylinder supercars on twisty roads made it the
benchmark sportscar of its time.
On offer is a North American export, chassis 03162, produced in
January 1972. Though the early history of the Dino unknown, the
Dino has remained largely original and unmolested. It is believed
to have been repainted in the original Rosso Chiaro prior to 1980,
with the original paint still visible in the door jamb.
Additionally, the black leather interior remains highly original
and in good condition with a beautiful and inviting patina.
In 1982, the 246 GT was sold to a gentleman as a present for his
wife. Driven sparingly, the Dino was kept mostly in the garage with
their extensive collection. In 1992, the Dino was recorded as
having just passed 15,000 miles. Since then, the Ferrari was
exported to the UK, where it has remained in the collection of a
notable dealership. The Dino was most recently displayed in 2018 at
the London Concours, where it shone brightly in the June
It is refreshing to find an example as well preserved as this
honest, unmolested Dino 246 GT, currently showing less than 16,000
To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction,
please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/am19.