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This 246GT Dino is one of the 357 L-Series (2.4-liter) Dinos produced in 1969-1970, after the transition from the short-lived 206 (2-liter) cars. It shared many of the features of the 206, including knock-off wheels, wood steering wheel, and aluminum door engine lid and hood skins.

The 246GT was now steel and the cylinder block cast-iron rather than aluminum. The 246GT was given 15 more horsepower than the 206, now rated at 195hp. This was more than adequate compensation for the weight gain, and the Dino's top speed increased slightly to just under 150 mph. A Targa-Top version, the 246GTS, followed in 1972. Of these three models, the 246GT was by far the most popular, with 2,609 sold by the time production ceased in 1974.

This example underwent an extensive mechanical restoration in 2008-09, though it still maintains its originality. Past honors include second in class at the 2008 Carmel Concours on the Avenue, and a Platinum Award at the 2009 FCA Vintage Concours in Carmel Valley.

By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2010
The 206 Dino was built by Enzo Ferrari as a tribute to his son who passed away in 1956 at the age of 24 due to kidney disease. Alfredo Ferrari, more commonly known as Dino, was Enzo Ferrari's only son (Alfredo was also Enzo's brother and fathers' name). Afredo had been trained in Switzerland as an engineer, after which he returned to the family business and received tutoring from his father. It was Enzo's dream to one-day hand over the keys to the company to his son. Sadly, that never transpired.
The 206S first debuted in 1965 at the Paris Salon. The Dino Berlinetta GT Prototype was debuted later in 1966 at the Turin Show and again in 1967 at the same show but this time as a production model. The Dino Berlinetta was Ferrari's first transverse-mounted mid-engine vehicle.

The design was done by Pininfarina and built by Scaglietti at the Maranello assembly facility. The body was alloy and the frame was steel.

The Dino 206 did not receive any Ferrari marque. It was void of the signature 'horse' logo, making it never officially a Ferrari. Rather, it was marketed as a separate marque.

The Dino was also built to compete against the Porsche 911. In order to meet the Formula Two racing regulations, over 500 production units had to be made. Ferrari was not capable of producing such numbers. So Ferrari relied on other resources. The engine was supplied by Fiat with half the number of cylinders that Ferrari was accustomed to working with. It was an all-alloy 2-liter, quad-cam, V-6 engine capable of producing between 140 and 180 horsepower. Side vents were located on the car which helped with cooling the engine.

Production continued until the end of 1969.

By Daniel Vaughan | Jun 2006
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