Ferrari Dino 246 GTS
The Dino 206 GT was Ferrari’s first mid-engine production car. Despite the lack of definitive Ferrari badges and its largely Fiat-built V6 engine, the attractive Pininfarina bodywork, exhilarating driving experience and snarling, aggressive exhaust note made its Modena heritage unmistakable.
For 1969, the Dino’s V6 engine was enlarged to 2,418 cc, with output reaching 195 horsepower. Renamed the 246 GT and largely unchanged in its design, it would prove to be the ultimate evolution of the diminutive Dino, offered either as a standard hardtop GT or a targa-topped GTS model. Both the GT and GTS variants remained in series-production until 1974, and while they adhered to Ferrari’s tradition of free-revving, high-performance engines, the responsive handling and dynamic advantages offered by a mid-mounted engine and four-wheel independent suspension would influence Ferrari designs well into the 1990s.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in August of 2010 at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California and in January of 2012 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona.
195 bhp, 2,418 cc V6 engine with four overhead camshafts and three twin-choke Weber carburetors, five-speed manual transaxle, four-wheel independent suspension, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 92.1".
Source: RM Auctions