1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT
1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT
– Factory right hand drive Australian delivered example (WH Lowes, Melbourne, Australia)
– Fully restored
– Very correct example
– Matching numbers
– Books & tools
– Car out of long term ownership
Ferrari’s iconic Dino was first shown to the world as a prototype at the 1965 Paris Motor Show. The car morphed into the 206GT of which only 150 cars were built from 1967 to 1969. This car was built with an all alloy body and had a 1987cc V6 engine. In 1969 the 246GT was released, which whilst a similar looking car in many ways was actually quite different. The car sat 3” taller than its predecessor and the body was now built from steel. Mechanically the ‘new car’ was powered by a 2418cc V6 engine. Enzo was keen to tackle Porsche head on and to do this he needed to increase production. The Dino was a hit and circa 4,000 of these cars (both the 246GT and 246 GTS) were built from 1969 to 1974.
Concerned at how the world would accept his lower priced, ‘affordable’ 6 cylinder sports car and concerned that a ‘cheaper car’ may diminish the Ferrari brand, Enzo Ferrari decided the car would not carry the badge of the prancing horse. Rather it simply be known as a ’Dino’ to also commemorate the life of his son who designed the 6 cylinder engine.
Today the world knows the Dino as a Ferrari, and a real one at that! These beautiful little cars are adored by car people across the world and good ones are most sought after.
We are delighted to offer a 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT.
This is a factory right hand drive Australian delivered example (WH Lowes, Melbourne, Australia) that is fully restored and it has a full set of books & tools. Importantly everything looks to be correct and it is just a wonderful example of the iconic Dino.
This is understood to be a four owner car with the second owner acquiring it in August 1980. The car passed to its subsequent and third owner in 1989 and he has used the car sparingly since. The car has been painstakingly restored over a ten year period. The restoration of the car was overseen by a Ferrari marque expert and the owner left no stone unturned to ensure the car was restored back to how it would have left the Ferrari factory all those years ago. His focus was on originality and he wanted everything to be correct! It was sold by Oldtimer Australia in October 2014 to its fourth owner who now wishes to part with it.
When approaching the car you are immediately drawn to the quality of the paintwork, which is outstanding. This is complemented by the crisp and sharp body lines and panel gaps which are excellent. As you would expect all of the brightwork/chrome, trim, glass and lenses are also excellent. The quality of the interior, including the leather seats, carpets and the instruments and controls match the exterior of the car. The owner was even able to secure some of the original mouse hair material to re-upholster the dash. Mechanically the car has had a full engine, gearbox and suspension rebuild in 2007 with very few mile since. The car drives beautifully and it is tight on the road with no rattles or squeaks.
The car has just been checked over by a Ferrari specialist and it has been serviced, had the shock absorbers rebuilt and some minor faults rectified.
It is now ready for its next keeper to enjoy.
The odometer reads 75,409 miles.
- Ferrari Dino 246 GT
- 75412 Miles