The 246 GT began in 1969 after the 206. The 246 had a larger engine with cast-iron block and produced 195 bhp. Even though the engine was larger, so was the weight of the vehice.
In 1972 the 246 GTS was unveiled. This featured a removable targa roof panel without the small rear side windows.
The 246 model continued until 1973. In total, 2,732 GT's and 1,180 GTS's were produced.
It is interesting to note that none of the 246's were sold with the Ferrari badge. This 1972 Dino GTS has been owned by its current owner for almost 30 years, and after a number of competition events, the car is now 'retired.' As a younger car this 246 GTS raced at Sears Point, competed for 10 years at the Virginia City Hill Climb, and ran at club track days at Laguna Seca. The 246 GTS, with its removable top panel, arrived with the advent of the Series III V6 Dinos. Aside from the new Spyder configuration, these cars featured minor changes over the earlier ones, such as new gear ratios and a revised fuel system.