The Dino 246 GT is one of the 357 specimens from the wanted L-series. The car was delivered new in Europe in June 1970 by Italcar in Turin. The original color is Blu Sera Metallizzato 106.A.18. The Dino is provided with the correct Cromodora 'knock-off' rims. This Dino has been taken back to bare metal during the restoration, after which the necessary bodywork has been professionally carried out. After that the Dino was sprayed in the original color. The fits are perfect and also on the underside the car is in excellent condition. The gearbox and body are matching, the color combination is original, the engine is not matching but of the correct type.
The quality of this Dino is unique and the original color scheme makes the Dino very elegant. If you are in the market for a Dino, or even more specifically a Dino from the L-series, you should definitely consider this one.
To participate in the Formula 2 competition in the early sixties, Ferrari had to produce at least 500 engines similar to the ones used in the racing cars. That turned out to be a problem, since the Ferrari factory was modest in size, at the time. Ferrari entered into a partnership with FIAT that did have sufficient production capacity. Confusingly, a FIAT Dino was also produced.
The Ferrari Dino 206 was presented in 1967 and had a transverse mounted, mid-engine instead of the front engine in the FIAT Dino. The Ferrari Pininfarina design was somewhat sportier as well.
Ferrari's intention was to name all V6 cars "Dino", as a tribute to Alfredo ("Dino"), Enzo Ferrari's son who died at a young age. American Ferrari dealers considered the "Dino" brand as difficult to sell, so the cars were renamed Fiat and Ferrari Dino.
Ferrari's Dino's were equipped with engines identical to those in the FIAT's: a 2.0-liter, 160 hp (118 kW, 158 hp) V-6, with a 5-speed gearbox.
This engine was later enlarged to 2.4 liters, 180 hp (132 kW, 178 hp). Many of the Ferrari and Fiat parts are interchangeable.
The Dino 246 GT was a more powerful version of the 206. The engine had a double overhead camshaft and produced 195 hp (at 7,600 rpm). The top speed was 146 mph (235 km / h). The 246 GT was available as a coupé and, from 1971, as Spyder GTS convertible. The car weighed 2,380 lb (1,080 kg), to save money steel was used to construct the body, the wheelbase was elongated by 2.1 inch (53 mm). Between 1969 and 1974, 2,295 coupé and 1,274 Spyder versions of the 246GT were produced.
Wanted L-Serie - Cromodora 'knock-off' rims - Top restoration.
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