Right Hand Drive: UK Supplied One of 488 motorcars. Correct Matching No’s. Possibly The Finest Car Currently Offered For Sale Anywhere.
Only 57,433 Miles from new Ferrari Classiche Certification
Previous Long Term Ownership 30 years.
No small Ferrari has captured the imagination of aficionados and newcomers to the Maranello marque with such enthusiasm. Ferrari and their appointed styling house Pininfarina had created an icon. The new Dino 246GT was an absolute delight from all angles; its beauty, handling, sound, comparative affordability, and mid-engined layout was combined with unusually good all round visibility. Its reliability was said to be the first car from Ferrari that could safely be kept as the owner’s only car. The 246 Dino engine, with four overhead camshafts, was mounted transversely behind the driver and in front of the rear axle. Power to the wheels coming via drop gears to the transverse 5-speed gearbox, in unit with the differential and engine sump.
Introduced at the 1969 Geneva Motor Show, detail changes for the 246 included new seats, iron engine block, bolt on wheels, a steel body, more power, better torque and a lower price, a revelation in terms of road holding and stability, nothing had been made like this before. Handling was like that of a racing car although the car was more user friendly and reliable than the big V12s. Styled by Pininfarina, and stunning from every angle, the Dino must surely rank as one of Ferrari’s all time classics and without doubt an appreciating asset. This is a very modern car and a real step in Ferrari history; it is the first model to be fitted with rack and pinion steering and mid-engine design. Our car was supplied on the 20th of November 1972 via Maranello Concessionaires Ltd of Egham, Surrey.
Accompanying the Ferrari is a comprehensive chassis file that includes:
• Manufacturers invoices to Maranello Concessionaires Ltd
• Original Leather Document Pouch
• Original Handbooks and Factory literature
• MOT’s dating back to 1979
• Service / Maintenance invoices dating back to 1978
• The mileage of 57,433 is of course corroborated by the accompanying comprehensive documentation.
A unique opportunity to acquire what may possibly be the finest concours restored and highly documented Dino 246GT offered for sale today.