Ferrari 246 Dino GT

1971                                              Style:          2 door Berlinetta

Color:    Brown metallic (Marrone Colorado)  Engine:       2419cc Alloy V6

Price:     $99,500                                         Chassis #:   01100



A rare and very special "time capsule" Dino; this car has only 8,715 ORIGINAL MILES!  One of the last original production Series "L" vehicles ever made, this car was delivered new to Ferrari Importer George Woolley in Montreal and has had only two owners since new. The European specification car was driven sparingly by the current owner and has been in long-term storage until recently.  The car includes the original Bill of Sale from Luigi and a significant amount of original records and documentation. A complete, unmolested and running car with a new exhaust system, brakes and shocks, this is a piece of Ferrari history that is very hard to find anywhere.

Very good original condition. Never crashed, it has its original engine, body, gearbox and wheels. The tires are thought to be original to the car as well.  Body has some small paint chips and minor scuffing.  No rust anywhere. Interior appears to be all original, and the door seals and glass are all in good condition. The engine was just serviced, it runs well and clutch was recently replaced. Brakes and suspension were also rebuilt due to age, including four new shocks and all bushings. Comes complete with factory tool kit and a significant file, including owners original Bill of Sale. This car is an excellent candidate as a great driver or "preservation" car.

Body Design     Pininfarina                                   Body Built By   Pininfarina
Chassis No.      01100                                          Engine No.      01100
Engine Type      V6 Mounted transverse              Material           cast iron,alloy heads
Size                   2.4 Liters                                     Bore & Stroke 92.5mm x 60mm
HP                     195bhp & 166 ft lbs torque         Valve Train      DOHC

Transmission      5-speed Ferrari manual with single-plate dry clutch
Carburetion         3 Weber 40 DCF carburettors
Chassis              Tubular frame
Suspension        F&R: independent, double wishbone w/coil-over springs & shocks
Steering              Rack & pinion
Brakes                270mm front & 254mm rear ventilated disc brakes with servo assist
Wheels              14" x 6.5" Fiat Cromodora cast alloy
Tires                   205/70 VR 14 Michelin XWX original equipment radials

Overall Length   4300mm                                      Wheelbase        2340mm
Rear Track        1346mm                                       Front Track       1372mm
Dry Weight        2380lbs                                         Power/Weight   1:12.2
Top Speed        245 km/h (146 mph)                     Total Built           506 (Series M)

Dino was a brand for mid-engined, rear-drive sports cars produced by Ferrari from 1968 to 1976. The Dino brand was meant to be used for cars with engines that had fewer than 12 cylinders, reserving the Ferrari name for the V-12 and flat 12 models. The Dino name was retired after that point, in favor of conventional Ferrari branding. The Dino brand was an attempt by Ferrari to produce a relatively low cost sports car by using components from other vehicles.

The Dino models used Ferrari racing naming designation of displacement and cylinder count with two digits for the size of the engine in deciliters and the third digit to represent the number of cylinders, i.e., 246 being a 2.4 liter 6 cylinder and 308 being a 3.0 liter 8 cylinder. Ferrari street models of the time used a three digit representation of the displacement in cubic centimeters of one of the 12 cylinders which would have been meaningless in a brand with differing numbers of cylinders.

The Dino 246 was the first Ferrari model produced in high numbers. It is lauded by many for its intrinsic driving qualities and groundbreaking design. In 2004, Sports Car International placed the car at number six on its list of Top Sports Cars of the 1970s. Motor Trend Classic placed the 206/246 at number seven in their list of the "10 Greatest Ferraris of all time".

Calls for more power were answered with the 2.4 L (2418 cc) Dino 246. The motor was a 65 degree, dual overhead camshaft, 9.0:1 compression ratio, iron block with alloy heads. The European motor produced 195 bhp (at 7,600 rpm), and was available as a fixed-top GT coupe or, after 1971, an open Spyder GTS. The American version had an exhaust air-pump, and timing changes which created 175 hp (130 kW). The GT had 3 Weber 40 DCNF/6 or 40 DCNF/7 carburetors.

Production numbered 2,487 GTs and 1,274 Spyders, the latter being built from 1972 to 1974 only, for a total production run of 3,761.

The Dino's 2.4L V6 found its way into a number of other Italian performance cars after its application in the 246, most notably the Lancia Stratos rally car.

246 Dino Ferrari