This classic and nowadays much sought after Ferrari was named after Enzo Ferrari’s son Alfredino, who died in 1956 aged just 24. Enzo credits his son with the inspiration for a series of successful small and medium capacity V6 racing engines built by Ferrari from 1956 and in turn the name was given to a new line of mid-engined production Ferrari V6 Coupes which first went on sale in 1969 in 2 Litre form.The definitive 246 Dino, with its 2.4 litre V6, appeared in late 1969 and fewer than 4000 were built, of which 1200 were the GTS model. The delightful bodywork was designed by Pininfarina and was built in steel by Scaglietti. It covered a straightforward chassis of tubular steel which carried wishbone independent suspension at each corner. The compact engine, with four chain driven overhead camshafts, was mounted transversely above the five-speed gearbox and just ahead of the rear axle line, allowing both a comfortable cockpit and usable boot space.
This rare matching numbers, unusual and extremely eligible car was delivered new in 1973 as a road car, which was then
prepared subsequently by Garage Francorchamp for a former owner who competed extensively in the car in a number of Hill Climbs, sprints, races and other competition events to include Ferrari Club events through the 1970s and 1980s. The car has subsequently been in two renowned collections of historic race cars, in England and Spain from where the car has come from to be offered for sale.
The car features homologated Colotti close ratio straight cut gearbox with Autobloccante semi oscillating type limited slip differential, up-rated AP 4 pot brakes, a Premier safety fuel tank, up-rated anti-roll bar, Koni shock absorbers and Perspex windows. The original 6 cylinder engine is fitted with 3 Weber Twin choke 48s though competition exhaust system – the sound of which can only be described as “ a Maranello Symphony”. This fully race prepared Ferrari has taken part in numerous club events and is eligible for many important International events on the historic calender. It also comes with documentation and invoices from Terry Hoyle Racing and also UK – MSA papers. Not to be missed.
|Auction||Grandes Marques January 2016|
|Day of Auction||N/A|
|Registration Number||German Historic Registration|
|Model||Dino 246 GT "Competition"|
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