Ferrari – Leggenda e Passione

17 May 2009

Lot 202

1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GT

To be auctioned on Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sold for €82.500

  • Chassis no. 07186
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195 bhp, 2,419 cc four overhead cam V-6 engine with triple Weber 40DCNF/7 carburettors, five-speed manual transaxle, four-wheel independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,340 mm (92.1 in.)

The use of the Dino moniker on the 206 GT represented the Italian automaker’s first venture into mid-engine technology for production cars, and the platform for the introduction of the production V-6 engine, a concept championed by Enzo Ferrari’s late son, Alfredo. The car was introduced in 1967 and production was limited with sales generally centred in Italy. In 1969, the Scaglietti-built Dino received a larger and more reliable 2,419 cc engine but the car’s striking design remained virtually unchanged.

This UK specification Dino was delivered new via Brandon Motors. A late production example, it remains in impressive original condition with only four documented owners and about 40,500 miles from new, 2,000 of which were accumulated since 1987. The brilliant Rosso Chiaro livery is from the factory as is the black vinyl upholstery. Prior to the present owner acquiring the car in 2008, it had been meticulously maintained and its fastidious previous owner refurbished the suspension, brakes and cooling system. The car was also fitted with a set of new Cromodora wheels and new correct Michelin tyres.

After purchasing the car, the current owner conducted extensive additional work, including a new clutch, gaskets, spare wheel, new correct steering wheel, seat belts, front and rear stainless steel bumpers and a new original-style stereo, which discreetly conceals iPod™ and Bluetooth connections while retaining a period appearance. The transmission linkages and window openers were refurbished, instrumentation was fixed, the electrics and suspension system were overhauled and valve clearances and timing were addressed. Photo documentation of the work will be supplied with the car along with the steering wheel and original bumpers and seat belts that were replaced. Registered in the UK, the car has an MOT certificate until June 2009.

Sparingly enjoyed by the current careful owner, chassis 07186 is presented with factory genuine fit and finish. The presence and driveability of this Dino is nearly impossible to duplicate via ground-up restoration and it would be a fine addition to any collection of original Ferraris.

ITALIANTEXT
195 CV, 2.419 cm3, motore V-6 con quattro alberi a camme in testa, tre carburatori Weber 40DCNF/7, cambio a 5 marce, sospensioni a ruote indipendenti e freni a disco. Passo: 2.340 mm

L’ uso del nome Dino sulla 206 GT rappresenta il primo esperimento della casa italiana nel campo del motore posteriore centrale in vetture di serie e il punto di partenza per la produzione del motore V6, un progetto sostenuto dal defunto figlio di Enzo Ferrari, Alfredo. Presentata nel 1967, la 206 GT ebbe una produzione limitata, con vendite concentrate soprattutto in Italia. Nel 1969 la vettura fu dotata di un motore portato a 2.419 cm3 e reso più affidabile, ma mantenne sostanzialmente inalterata la sua affascinante carrozzeria, costruita da Scaglietti.

La Dino offerta, prodotta per il mercato britannico, fu consegnata al suo primo proprietario dalla Brandon Motors. Uno degli ultimi esemplari prodotti, è in eccezionali condizioni originali con soli quattro proprietari registrati e circa 40.500 miglia percorse, 2.000 delle quali dal 1987. La brillante verniciatura Rosso Chiaro è quella originale, così come sono originali gli interni in vinile nero. Prima dell’acquisto nel 2008 da parte dell’attuale proprietario, la vettura era stata scrupolosamente mantenuta e il suo pignolo precedente proprietario aveva revisionato le sospensioni, i freni e l’impianto di raffreddamento. Erano anche stati montati quattro nuovi cerchi Cromodora con pneumatici Michelin del tipo giusto.

Dopo l’acquisto, l’attuale proprietario ha effettuato ulteriori lavori importanti, compresi il montaggio di una nuova frizione, guarnizioni, ruota di scorta, volante, cinture di sicurezza, paraurti anteriore e posteriore in acciaio e di un nuovo impianto stereo che accoglie con discrezione i moderni iPod® e Bluetooth mantenendo l’aspetto estetico del periodo. Sono stati revisionati gli attacchi della trasmissione, gli alzacristalli, la strumentazione, l’impianto elettrico e le sospensioni, e sono stati regolati il gioco delle valvole e la fasatura della distribuzione.

Con la vettura verrà consegnata la documentazione fotografica dei lavori effettuati, assieme al volante, ai paraurti originali e alle cinture di sicurezza sostituite. Immatricolata in UK, la vettura ha un certificato MOT che scade nel giugno 2009.

Utilizzata con parsimonia dall’attuale attento proprietario, la 07186 è offerta in condizioni originali. E’ praticamente impossibile ottenere con un restauro totale l’aspetto e la guidabilità di questa Dino, che sarebbe sicuramente un ulteriore importante tassello in ogni collezione di Ferrari originali.

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