The Dino was a mid-engined, rear-drive sports cars produced by Ferrari from 1968 to 1976. The “Dino” was created to market a lower priced, affordable sports car. Production numbers are 2,295 GTs and 1,274 Spyders, the latter being built from 1972 to 1974. Total production of 3,569 were produced. Three series of the Dino were built, with differences in wheels, windshield wiper coverage, and engine ventilation. They would prove to be an immense commercial success for Maranello.
Ferrari’s expensive V12s well exceeded the 911 in both performance and price. Enzo did not want to diminish his exclusive brand with a cheaper car, so the “Dino” was created. Named to honour Ferrari founder Enzo Ferrari’s son and heir Dino Ferrari. Testing the ultimate V6-engined Dino the 246GT in 1972, the authoritative American motoring magazine Road & Track confessed, it is a thrill to drive a car like the Dino, one whose capabilities are far beyond what even an expert driver can use in most real-world motoring, and that is the Dinos reason for being. The real joy of a good mid-engined car is in its handling and braking and the Dino shone as we expected it to.
Sold new in the UK via Maranello Concessionaires, this right-hand drive Dino 246GT comes with ownership records dating back to August 1976. A Four Owner car with a fantastic well details history. Now finished in its original colour combination of Dino Blue and Black. The car benefits from considerable renovation at the hands of recognised specialists over the years, and has been maintained to the highest level. Nick Cartwright, Kent High Performance and Foskers have all carried out various work on the Dino. Bills on file dating back to 2000 totalling circa £22,000. A full bodywork refurbishment and repaint was undertaken in 2003.
This superbly presented Dino is offered with a quantity of expired MOTs dating back to the late 1970s; assorted restoration photographs; sundry invoices, Bills and Restoration Costs. The original engine is in the car and the mileage is believed to be genuine 57,706 miles from new. With records going back 1976 this can be back up from that date. Another rare bonus that this Dino has is its Original Jack and Chock. Warranty card and service card which is individual for this car. Original Handbook, Parts book, Brochure and brown leather pouch which holds all the paper work and booklets. A staggering history file, two ring binders full of paperwork.
Recently the Dino has benefited from a full bare metal repaint and full engine rebuild, which was undertaken by Foskers and completed in 2019. A top specialist in the Ferrari world and the car has also been maintained by them. This Stunning Dino is an extremely well presented car and with a great providence. I truly believe that the Dino you see here is one of the best available. Please call for further details and information.