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1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Spyder Conversion
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195bhp, 2418 cc, four overhead cam cast iron block and alloy head V6 engine with triple Weber carburetion, five-speed manual transaxle, four-wheel independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 92.1"

At the 1965 Paris Auto Show, Ferrari introduced one of the most dramatic designs of all, the Dino 206 S show car, named in honor of Enzo Ferrari's son Alfredino. After earning his engineering degree, Alfredino was developing a new V6 race engine for Ferrari before his tragic death at age 24. To honor his son's memory, Enzo directed the legendary engineer Vittorio Jano to finish this work. He thus created a series of very successful engines which ultimately powered various Ferrari Formula 1, 2 and 3 cars.

Subsequently, Ferrari built a prototype V6 production model, the Dino 206S. This stunning sports car was unveiled at the Paris Salon in 1965 and was succeeded at the Turin show in 1966 by a Dino Berlinetta GT. The production version Dino 206GT appeared a year later, also at Turin. Powered by the 180bhp, 1,986cc V6, it was not only Ferrari's first mid-engine production car but also represented the debut of a new Ferrari-based Dino brand. Consistent with Enzo's intention to honor his son, the Dino was launched devoid of Ferrari badging. The engine was manufactured by Fiat, foreshadowing the growing relationship between Ferrari and the Italian auto giant, and was also used in the Fiat Dino front-engined coupe and spyder, and later in the Lancia Stratos. When the Dino 206GT was released to the public, production was so limited that almost all sold within Italian borders, with very few escaping to other parts of the world.

Even with Dino badges the 206 GT's lineage was clearly Ferrari. Its performance became even more exhilarating in 1969 when the V6 was enlarged to 2,418cc and the power increased to 195bhp.

The GTS was the targa-roofed spyder version, which offered the open air experience of a true sports car to Dino buyers. Rarer yet than the coupe versions, they are highly prized by today's Ferrari enthusiasts.

The matching numbers Dino Spyder offered here was converted to open configuration early in its life by Ft. Lauderdale Ferrari main agents Shelton Ferrari. Finished in attractive metallic silver with deep red Daytona-style seats (black inserts), it is fully equipped with power windows and the rare and desirable factory air conditioning. Cromodora alloy wheels are the final detail to this most sought-after specification.

The subject of a three-year restoration by Flashback Motorworks of Atlanta, over $200K has been expended on this terrific Dino to provide its new owner with another 35 years of driving pleasure. The odometer reads only 29,000 original miles, and is attested as accurate. This is an extremely attractive example of an open Dino – a worthy tribute to Enzo Ferrari's only son.
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1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Spyder Conversion

Estimate $150,000 - $175,000
Mar 08, 2008
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Starting Price $75,000
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0292: 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Spyder Conversion

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Est. $150,000 - $175,000Starting Price $75,000
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Mar 08, 2008 10:00 AM EST
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Specifications:
195bhp, 2418 cc, four overhead cam cast iron block and alloy head V6 engine with triple Weber carburetion, five-speed manual transaxle, four-wheel independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 92.1"

At the 1965 Paris Auto Show, Ferrari introduced one of the most dramatic designs of all, the Dino 206 S show car, named in honor of Enzo Ferrari's son Alfredino. After earning his engineering degree, Alfredino was developing a new V6 race engine for Ferrari before his tragic death at age 24. To honor his son's memory, Enzo directed the legendary engineer Vittorio Jano to finish this work. He thus created a series of very successful engines which ultimately powered various Ferrari Formula 1, 2 and 3 cars.

Subsequently, Ferrari built a prototype V6 production model, the Dino 206S. This stunning sports car was unveiled at the Paris Salon in 1965 and was succeeded at the Turin show in 1966 by a Dino Berlinetta GT. The production version Dino 206GT appeared a year later, also at Turin. Powered by the 180bhp, 1,986cc V6, it was not only Ferrari's first mid-engine production car but also represented the debut of a new Ferrari-based Dino brand. Consistent with Enzo's intention to honor his son, the Dino was launched devoid of Ferrari badging. The engine was manufactured by Fiat, foreshadowing the growing relationship between Ferrari and the Italian auto giant, and was also used in the Fiat Dino front-engined coupe and spyder, and later in the Lancia Stratos. When the Dino 206GT was released to the public, production was so limited that almost all sold within Italian borders, with very few escaping to other parts of the world.

Even with Dino badges the 206 GT's lineage was clearly Ferrari. Its performance became even more exhilarating in 1969 when the V6 was enlarged to 2,418cc and the power increased to 195bhp.

The GTS was the targa-roofed spyder version, which offered the open air experience of a true sports car to Dino buyers. Rarer yet than the coupe versions, they are highly prized by today's Ferrari enthusiasts.

The matching numbers Dino Spyder offered here was converted to open configuration early in its life by Ft. Lauderdale Ferrari main agents Shelton Ferrari. Finished in attractive metallic silver with deep red Daytona-style seats (black inserts), it is fully equipped with power windows and the rare and desirable factory air conditioning. Cromodora alloy wheels are the final detail to this most sought-after specification.

The subject of a three-year restoration by Flashback Motorworks of Atlanta, over $200K has been expended on this terrific Dino to provide its new owner with another 35 years of driving pleasure. The odometer reads only 29,000 original miles, and is attested as accurate. This is an extremely attractive example of an open Dino – a worthy tribute to Enzo Ferrari's only son.

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