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Lot 117: 1968 Ferrari Dino 206 GT

The Sport Car Auction, Coys (9 December 2006)

Dino, Enzo Ferrari's son, sadly died in 1956 whilst still a youth. However, he will be remembered, his name being lent to a series of exquisite and successful road and race cars. Indeed it was he that persuaded his father as to the benefits of a V6 engine configuration in a high performance car. A series of three different types of V6 Dino engine were designed. The last, a 65 DOHC V6 achieving 218 b.h.p. at an astonishing 9000 r.p.m., was designed by two brilliant engineers, Mauro Forghieri and Franco Rocchi. This unit powered the successful 206S sports racing car in the 1966 racing season, the engine and chassis of this car forming the base for the 206GT. The final prototype body of the 206 was first displayed by Pininfarina at the Turin Motorshow in 1967. Reaction to this stunning small mid-engined car removed any doubt Ferrari may have had about production. Thus the 206GT was born, a perfect combination; the engine and chassis of a thoroughbred racing car with a classically beautiful, yet aggressive, all aluminium body.This 206GT is an extremely rare car, with only 150 being produced with just a handful leaving the European continent. It was left to the later, much more numerous and far less desirable 246 model to popularise the Dino name. 0380GT left the Maranello production line in 1968. The curvaceous aluminium body is finished in red and is reported to be in good original condition. The black interior is in good order and the six cylinder engine is on the button. Without doubt this rare and important Ferrari would make a fine addition to any serious collection.Einer der sehr seltenen Dinos mit Aluminium-Karrosserie. Von diesem Modell wurden lediglich 150 Exemplare fuer den italienischen Markt produziert und nur wenige fanden spaeter den Weg ins Ausland. In typischem Rot lackiert, praesentiert sich dieser Wagen im Originalzustand.

Lot Details
Auction The Sport Car Auction
Coys, Nurnberg
TypeCar
Lot Number117
Estimate€110000-€135000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price€85000
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1968
Condition rating
Registration numberGerman Registered
Mileage-
Chassis number0380GT
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Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
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