1968 Ferrari 206 Dino GT

History

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

1968 Vehicle Profiles

1968 Ferrari 206 Dino GT vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 00126

Ferrari introduced its first mid-engine production car, the Dino Berlinetta Speciale, at the 1965 Paris Motor Show. It was based on a competition 206 SP chassis and fitted with an alloy V-6 engine. The Dino Berlinetta GT prototype was completed in De....[continue reading]

1968 Ferrari 206 Dino GT vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 00222
Engine Num: 135B.0000004780

The Ferrari Dino was the company's first mid-engine production car. It made its debut in 1965 at the Paris Motor Show, where Pininfarina unveiled the Dino Berlinetta Speciale. Based on a competition 206 SP chassis, the initial Dino Berlinetta GT prot....[continue reading]

1968 Ferrari 206 Dino GT vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 00298

The Dino 206 GT Special sat atop of Pininfarina's stand at the 1965 Paris Salon. It was a design study based on a sports racing model with inline mid-engined placement. It had headlamps covered by a clear Perspex lens that extended the full width of ....[continue reading]

1968 Ferrari 206 Dino GT vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 00152
Engine Num: 135B.0000004342

The Dino 206 GT was built to aide Ferrari in complying with FIA-mandated production requirements to homologate its 'Dino' V-6 engine for competition. It was the first mid-engine V-6 road car offered by Ferrari. At its debut at the 1968 Brussels Motor....[continue reading]

Coupe by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 00126 
Coupe by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 00222 
Coupe by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 00298 
Coupe by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 00152 


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