Variant: Dino We are delighted at DickLovett to be able to offer this fine example of the 246 GT. Introduced at the 1969 Geneva Motor Show, detail changes for the 246 vs the 208 included new seats, iron engine block, bolt on wheels, a steel body, more power, better torque and a lower price, a revelation in terms of road holding and stability, nothing had been made like this before. The Dino is an absolute delight from all angles. Designed by Pininfarina and built by Scaglietti its beauty, handling, sound, and mid- engine layout is combined with unusually good all round visibility. Its reliability was said to be a car that could safely be kept as the owner’s only car. The 246 Dino engine, with four overhead camshafts, was mounted transversely behind the driver and in front of the rear axle. Power to the wheels came via drop gears to the transverse 5-speed gearbox, in unit with the differential and engine sump. Only 2487 examples were ever produced and only 272 RHD ones making their way to the UK.
Nov 16, 2017