Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928

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1970 Ferrari Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta
Coachwork by Pininfarina
Chassis no. 0928

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Single private ownership since 1978
1970 Ferrari Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta
Coachwork by Pininfarina

Chassis no. 0928
•French delivery and only 2 owners from new
•One of only 357 examples of the desirable 'L' Series
•Fully restored (€160,000 invoices) by Ferrari Pozzi in France between 2002-2008
•Matching numbers example

Footnotes

  • In the mid-1960s, Ferrari needed a production-based 2-litre engine for the new Formula 2 and conceived the mid-engined Dino to provide the necessary basis. The first of these 'junior' Ferraris – the 206GT – debuted at the Turin Motor Show in 1967. Building on experience gained with its successful limited-edition Dino 206S sports-racer of 1966, Ferrari retained the racer's mid-engined layout for the road car but installed the power unit transversely rather than longitudinally.

    A compact, aluminium-bodied coupé of striking appearance, the Pininfarina-styled Dino - named after Enzo Ferrari's late son Alfredino Ferrari and intended as the first of a separate but related marque - was powered by a 2.0-litre, four-cam V6 driving through an in-unit five-speed transaxle. The motor's 180bhp was good enough to propel the lightweight, aerodynamically-efficient Dino to 230km/h and while there were few complaints about its performance, the high cost enforced by its aluminium construction hindered sales.

    A 2.4-litre version on a longer wheelbase - the 246GT - replaced the Dino 206 in late 1969. The body was now steel and the cylinder block cast-iron rather than aluminium but the bigger engine's increased power - 195bhp at 7,600rpm - was more than adequate compensation for the weight gain, as the Dino's top speed increased slightly to within a whisker of 240km/h. A Targa-top version, the 246GTS, followed in 1972. While not as fast in a straight line as its larger V12-engined stablemates, the nimble Dino was capable of showing almost anything a clean pair of heels over twisty going. Truly a driver's car par excellence.

    As the first series-produced, mid-engined Ferraris, the early Dino V6s are landmark cars. The line that they founded would prove to be an immense commercial success for Maranello, production amounting to 2,487 GT coupés and 1,274 GTS's by the time the model was deleted in 1974.

    This rare and desirable matching numbers 'L' series 246 GT Dino is one of only 357 examples of the 1st series featuring the desirable and characteristic centre knock-off wheels, it was delivered new in France by the official Ferrari importer, Charles Pozzi. According to the Ferrari reference book 'raab-files' chassis '0928' was originally finished in 'Argento Auteil' with black leather interior.

    First registered on 27th November 1970, this Dino was bought by the current vendor exactly 8 years and 1 month later in Paris straight from its 1st owner. Having kept the car ever since, the vendor has owned it for 42 years. The 246 GT Dino was professionally restored at no expense spared between 2002 and 2008 by Ferrari importer Charles Pozzi, under personal supervision of Mr. Bois, a total of approximately €160,000 was spent (majority of invoices are available) on this painstaking restoration. After its restoration Mr. Bois successfully presented the Dino on several Concours d'Elegance, the trophy's come with the car.

    The car has been inspected just after restoration in 2008 by Mr. Christian Huet in 2008. His specialist inspection report, confirming the car's excellent condition is on file.

    Since its full restoration, the car has hardly been driven but regularly maintained by Pozzi. It stayed in storage with a great Porsche collector who got it running regularly. The car comes with the aforementioned taxation report (2008), French Carte Grise dated 1978, restoration invoices, the original owner's manual, Ferrari pouch, leather toolkit and new spare wheel.
    A rare opportunity to acquire a desirable European 'L'-series 246 GT Dino that has been in single private ownership for 42 years.


    Un seul propriétaire depuis 1978
    1970 FERRARI DINO 246GT SERIE 'L' BERLINETTE
    Coachwork by Pininfarina

    Châssis no. 0928

    •Livrée neuve en France avec uniquement 2 propriétaires
    •Une des 357 exemplaires de la Serie 'L'
    •Complètement restaurée (€160.000 de factures) chez Ferrari Pozzi entre 2002-2008
    •Exemplaire a numéros concordants

    Au milieu des années 1960, Ferrari avait besoin d'un moteur 2 litres de série pour la nouvelle Formule 2 et conçut la Dino à moteur central pour servir de base. La première de ces "baby" Ferrari - la 206 GT - fut présentée au Salon de Turin en 1967. Profitant de l'expérience acquise avec la Dino 206 S de compétition de 1966, Ferrari conserva l'architecture de la Sport pour la voiture de série, mais en installant le moteur transversalement plutôt que longitudinalement.

    La Dino - d'après le nom du défunt fils d'Enzo Ferrari, Alfredino - était un petit coupé compact doté d'une carrosserie en aluminium spectaculaire, dessinée par Pininfarina, et allait devenir le premier modèle d'une marque séparée. Elle était propulsée par un V6 à quatre arbres à cames en tête de 2 litres, servi par une boîte transaxle à 5 rapports. Les 180 ch du moteur étaient suffisants pour emmener la Dino à près de 230 km/h grâce à sa carrosserie légère et aérodynamique. Alors que ses performances ne soulevaient aucune critique, son prix élevé, dû à sa carrosserie en aluminium, freina ses ventes.

    Une version 2,4 litres sur un empattement allongé - la 246 GT - remplaça la Dino 206, fin 1969. Sa carrosserie était cette fois en acier et le bloc moteur en fonte d'acier plutôt qu'en alliage, mais la puissance supérieure du moteur - 195 ch à 7600 tr/min - suffisait largement à compenser ce gain de poids et la vitesse maximale de la Dino dépassait légèrement les 240 km/h. Une version découvrable de type Targa, la 246 GTS, suivit en 1972. Bien que moins rapide en ligne droite que ses sœurs d'écurie à moteur V12, la petite Dino pouvait se montrer supérieure à n'importe quelle concurrente sur parcours sinueux.

    En tant que première Ferrari à moteur central, les premières Dino V6 sont des références. La lignée dont elles sont à l'origine s'avéra un immense succès commercial pour Maranello la production atteignant 2 487 GT coupés et 1 274 GTS quand le modèle fut abandonné en 1974.

    Immatriculée pour la première fois le 27 novembre 1970, cette Dino a été achetée par le vendeur actuel exactement 8 ans et 1 mois plus tard à Paris directement de son 1er propriétaire. Le propriétaire actuel la possède donc depuis 42 ans.

    Elle fut ensuite entièrement restaurée entre 2002 et 2008 par l'importateur Ferrari Charles Pozzi et sous la supervision de M. Bois pour un montant total d'environ 160 000 € (la majorité des factures sont disponibles). Après sa restauration, M. Bois présenta avec succès la Dino lors de plusieurs Concours d'Elégance lors desquels elle remporta des trophées qui seront vendus avec la voiture.

    Après sa restauration, la voiture a été inspectée par M. Christian Huet et son rapport d'expertise de 2008 confirmant l'excellent état figure au dossier.

    Depuis sa restauration complète, la voiture n'a pratiquement pas été conduite mais régulièrement entretenue par Pozzi.

    Stockée et régulièrement mise en route par un grand collectionneur Porsche, la voiture est livrée avec le rapport d'expertise susmentionné (2008), la carte grise française datée de 1978, les factures de restauration, le manuel du propriétaire d'origine, la pochette Ferrari, la trousse à outils en cuir et la nouvelle roue de secours.

    Il s'agit d'une rare opportunité d'acquérir une Dino 246 GT Série L en version européenne et proposée à la vente par seulement son deuxième propriétaire après 42 ans.
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Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928
Single private ownership since 1978,1970 Ferrari  Dino 246GT 'L' Series Berlinetta  Chassis no. 0928