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5-6 February 2014

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Lot 21

1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT

  • Chassis no. 02572
  • Engine no. 0008732

€180.000 - €220.000


195 bhp, 2,419 cc four overhead-camshaft V-6 engine with triple Weber 40DCNF/6 carburettors, five-speed manual transmission, four-wheel independent suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,350 mm

  • Just three owners from new; same owner since 1985
  • Rare period-correct accessories
  • Accompanied by books and tools
  • A matching-numbers example


The Ferrari Dino 246 GT was a rolling homage to Enzo Ferrari’s son, Alfredo “Dino” Ferrari, as it offered a uniquely exhilarating mid-engined driving experience that was wrapped up in one of Pininfarina’s most balanced designs.



Dino Ferrari, a trained engineer, had proposed a downsized engine range in the 1950s, but his untimely passing in 1956 meant that he never got to see his dream come to fruition. Eventually, his father Enzo approved the Dino sub-brand to serve as a gateway brand and to square off against cars like the Porsche 911. With its mid-mounted V-6 allowing for ideal weight distribution and a more streamlined nose, the Dino was a true sports car that was genuinely worthy of the Ferrari name.



To top it all off, its aggressive, Modena-bred exhaust note gave most owners, and the contemporary press, little to complain about. For 1969, the Dino’s 2.0-litre engine was enlarged to 2,418 cubic centimetres, giving the 206 its new 246 nomenclature. The Fiat-built, 65-degree powerplant featured an iron block with alloy heads and was enough to catapult the Leonardo Fioravanti-designed 246 GT into great sales success. Their responsive handling and free-revving engines characterised Ferrari well into the 1990s, giving the Dino a long-lasting appeal.



This 1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT, sold new through Charles Pozzi in Paris, was finished in Giallo Fly over black (161) and gold cloth trim. It is a Type M, or Series II, and it benefits from a number of upgrades over the earliest models. In 1977, it was sold to the second owner, who maintained the Dino for six years. The third owner had the privilege of enjoying it over the last 40 years, since 1984. At 113,000 kilometres, the engine was rebuilt, along with the gearbox and clutch in 2008. At the same time, the suspension and brakes were also overhauled. More recently, the engine starter was rebuilt at 120,850 kilometres.



This 246 is presented in highly drivable condition, and it has been exercised on a regular basis. It shows limited wear and high originality, and it has been carefully maintained by its present owner, who is a former manager and mechanic of the Alfa Romeo France Racing Department. This charming Dino features its Voxson radio, chrome front bumper over-rider, Campagnolo alloy wheels, and Carrello headlamp covers, which give it an appealing, period-correct feel.






Moteur V6 2 419 cm3 à 4 ACT de 195 ch, trois carburateurs Weber 40 DCNF/6, boîte-pont manuelle à cinq rapports, quatre roues indépendantes et quatre freins à disque. Empattement: 2 350 mm.



  • Trois propriétaires seulement
  • Rares équipements d’époque
  • Livrée avec ses manuels et outils
  • Numéros concordants




La Dino 246 GT de Ferrari représente un hommage au fils d’Enzo Ferrari, Alfredo « Dino » Ferrari, en proposant un unique et très enthousiasmant modèle à moteur central habillé d’une des plus belles créations stylistiques de Pininfarina.



Ingénieur de formation, Dino Ferrari avait proposé au début des années 1950 une gamme de moteurs de cylindrée réduite, mais sa disparition prématurée en 1956 voulut qu’il ne vît jamais la concrétisation de ses projets. Par la suite, son père Enzo approuva le lancement d’une gamme de voitures plus modeste qui aurait permis l’accès à la marque aînée tout en concurrençant des modèles tels que les Porsche 911. Avec un moteur V6 monté au centre du châssis qui permettait une excellente répartition des masses et un avant plus profilé, la Dino fut une authentique sportive tout a fait digne de porter le nom de Ferrari.



Pour couronner le tout, sa note d’échappement agressive et bien dans le ton des autres réalisations de Modène ne fournit aux propriétaires et aux journalistes le moindre prétexte à émettre des réserves. Pour 1969, le moteur Dino de deux litres porté à 2 418 cm3 changea l’appellation « 206 » du type en « 246 ». Le moteur en V à 65 degrés fabriqué par Fiat, qui avait reçu un bloc en fonte sous des culasses en alliage léger, suffit à propulser la 246 GT dessinée par Leonardo Fioravanti vers des records de vente. Un comportement précis et des moteur puissants et vifs caractérisèrent les Ferrari jusque dans les années 1990 en dotant la Dino d’un indéniable et durable attrait.



Cette Ferrari Dino 246 GT de 1971, vendue neuve via Charles Pozzi à Paris, a été peinte en Giallo Fly (jaune vif) et noir (161) avec sellerie en drap gold. Il s’agit d’une Type M ou Série II qui bénéficie de plusieurs améliorations par rapport aux modèles antérieurs. En 1977, elle fur cédée au deuxième propriétaire qui l’entretint pendant six ans. Le troisième propriétaire eut le privilège d’en profiter pendant 40 ans, depuis 1984.Le moteur fut reconstruit à 113 000 kilomètres ainsi que la boîte de vitesses et l’embrayage en 2008. Les suspensions et les freins furent revus en même temps. Plus récemment, le démarreur a été reconditionné à 120 850 km.



Cette 246 qui se présente en très bel état de fonctionnement a été régulièrement conduite. Elle affiche un faible usure et une très grande originalité, toujours très bien entretenue par son actuel propriétaire, ancien responsable et mécanicien du service compétition d’Alfa Romeo France. Cette charmante Dino offre en plus son autoradio Voxson, ses pare-chocs chromés, ses roues Campagnolo en alliage léger et ses carénages de phares Carrello qui lui confèrent un délicieux et authentique parfum d’époque.

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