1973 FERRARI DINO 246 GT
AS THE OLD SONG GOES: YOU DON’T NEED TO PUT YOUR DINO ON THE DYNO, MRS FOTHERINGAY, TO KNOW THAT IT WILL BE QUICK
THE WORDS Ferrari and icon are often heard in the same sentence; with the Dino it is completely appropriate.
The Dino debuted at the 1965 Paris Motor Show and the most recognised and loved of all is the 246GT, which broke cover in 1969. In many ways a new car, or at least a heavily revised one, at its heart is a 2418cc V6 engine that Enzo felt sufficiently powerful to tackle Porsche. Built from 1969 to 1974 the 246GT and GTS were an instant hit, with over 4000 produced.
Simply known as the Dino, it is much sought after globally.
Mark Jansen of Old Timer Australia in Hamilton, Queensland has a 1973 Australian-delivered, matching numbers, right-hand drive 246GT for sale for $649,950.
This Dino was produced in March 1973 and originally finished in ‘Blu Dino Metallizzato’ and while still vibrant it seems to have had a repaint at one point and is now showing a few blemishes and stone chips. All of the exterior trim, badges, chrome and glass are in good condition. Inside the cockpit looks original and in good order for a 45-year-old car.
It comes with the original book set, including the prized warranty card, noting a 29/4/74 delivery date.
It is listed with the Ferrari Dino 246 Registry and recorded in the Ferrari Club Australia archives from the first Register published in 1986/87.
Based on this information it appears this Dino had two owners until 1989 followed by one long-term owner before being acquired by a Melbourne collector in 2011 who sold it to its current owner in 2013. The odometer reads 65,535 miles which is believed genuine.
It has been fettled by John Allen since the mid 1990’s with plenty of receipts for work undertaken from 2011.