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1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS

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Evidently annually, I handle to search out some pretty 246 to reference (See, e.g., this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, and this). Now that the 12 months is midway by, may as properly give in to temptation:

This Sequence III Dino has a 2.4-liter V6 mated to a 5-speed guide transaxle. The 194 HP engine solely needed to push  2,426 kilos.  The highest pace was 146 mph; a 0 – 50 mph acceleration time of 5.5 seconds — somewhat quicker than a Porsche 911 of the identical period.

The instance beneath is one in all 255 Dinos completed from the manufacturing facility in Blu Dino Metallizzato paint (my favourite!) with beige leather-based inside upholstery. This pretty GTS has a detachable black Targa prime, excellent for these sunny open-air driving.

The Dino was Ferrari’s try at an inexpensive sports activities automotive. Trivia level: The title “Ferrari” doesn’t seem wherever on the car, and Enzo wouldn’t put the prancing horse on a 6-cylinder automotive. It was not particularly well-received when it was launched, regardless of its modest $14,500 MSRP. These have been going for lower than $50k within the Nineteen Nineties.

However time ultimately allowed folks to acknowledge the great thing about the Pininfarina design; collector enthusiasm quickly adopted. The beautiful Blu Dino Metallizzato Dino beneath simply bought at BAT for $501,000…

 

 

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