Lot 380 - 2004 Ferrari 246 Dino GTS recreation
|Odometer reading||2,200 miles|
|Estimate||£13,000 - £15,000|
The Dino, named in honour of Enzo Ferrari's son, was a brand for V6 engined Ferrari's and the project that Alfredo 'Dino' Ferrari worked on before he died tragically of muscular dystrophy at just 24. In order to homologate Ferrari's Formula Two entry in 1966, the FIA requested that 500 production cars were produced using the same V6 unit as the race car. The Fiat Dino was born using the two litre V6 Ferrari unit which was later used in the early 206GT versions of the Dino. Ferrari used the mid engined configuration that was working well for them in sports car racing for the new Dino and the prototype 206S was shown at the 1966 Turin show. The car drew a positive response and Ferrari put the car into production, making it the first mid engine production Ferrari.
The 246 Dino GT weighed 2,380 pounds and the GTS weighed 2,426 pounds using steel bodies in favour of lower production costs over aluminum. Production numbered 2,487 GTs and 1,274 Spiders', the latter being built from 1972 to 1974 only, for a total production run of 3,761.
Built on a bespoke Dino chassis, this fantastic recreation finished in Ferrari red has had its Alfa Romeo three litre V6 engine fully rebuilt in 2010 and has since covered just 1,000 miles. Boasting the T -Bar roof and authentic Ferrari badges, the current owner has spent in excess of £3,000 recently ensuring this example is a pride to not only own but also drive. Built by Classic Replicas in Bridgewater where it has been stored and maintained by Gordon Ainsby, this example has even had its radiator raised to ensure speed humps can be tackled with no problems making this a truly usable homage to the 246.
Much time and love has been taken first building and then maintaining this tribute and the owner expresses it is the best way to enjoy such a car without the worry of taking the real thing out of a museum, have all of the fun at less than half of the costs... inexpensive Ferrari ownership anyone?
*Please note the registration G8 DNO IS included with this car
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.