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The much sought-after Ferrari 246 Dino GT was named after Enzo Ferrari's son Alfredino, who died in 1956, aged just 24. Enzo Ferrari credits his son with the inspiration for a series of successful small and medium capacity V6 racing engines built by Ferrari from 1956, and in turn the name was given to a new line of mid-engined production Ferrari V6 coupés, which first went on sale in 1969. The Dino 246GT has proved to be one of the most satisfying and successful automobiles built by Ferrari and paved the way for the emerging generation of mid-engined Ferraris. It is widely regarded as one of the best-handling and most gratifying automobiles of the early 70s, it is one of the most attractive, delicately balanced designs ever produced by the masters at Pininfarina. As a result Dinos have enjoyed a well-deserved recent surge in popularity.
This Dino was delivered new to its first owner in January 1972 by Bologna Importer, Motor s.p.a. Presented today, as it was originally supplied, in Rosso Bordeaux Dino over Beige, the car would remain with its first owner until purchase by the British embassy in Milan. Itis believed to have had just 4 owners from new.
Purchased in 2004 by its third owner, Mr Pascolini, he notes in the file that whilst the car was complete and intact, it had been neglected and was in need of a total restoration. He started immediately and after much research, commenced work with a number of names closely linked to the Ferrari factory.
The car was stripped bare and the bodywork was seen to by Giuliano Polacchini near Modena, the brother of Enzo Ferrari’s personal secretary who’s company works with the likes of Ferrari, Ducati and Lamborghini to this day.
The engine was removed from the car and sent for a rebuild, also locally, to Autofficina Sauro. Sauro, founded in 1964 was an early official service centre and remain responsible to this day. The gearbox was rebuilt by an ex-Ferrari F1 mechanic in Modena and all suspension, steering and brake work was handled by Ferrari Bonini.
Further work to the electrical wiring was carried out by ex-Ferrari staff before the final assembly and chrome work was entrusted to Brandioli of Modena. The car was then retrimmed as per original specification by Luppi Coachtrimmers. The restoration was completed over a period of two years at a cost exceeding €115k. Used sparingly since the restoration, the car covered just 4,000 km in the ten years following the restoration with annual servicing by Ferrari mechanic Giuseppe Martinis
In 2018, the car was purchased by its current owner who imported the car to the UK. Since then the car has been maintained by Ferrari main dealer, Dick Lovett Ferrari and the car has once more been used sparingly, covering just 1,800 km to date.
This stunning Dino GT is accompanied by its Ferrari Red Book Classiche Certification, tool roll and a correct type book pack. The history file includes full documentation of its comprehensive restoration and is available to view virtually from our showroom outside London immediately.
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