One of my favourite cars to read about is the Ferrari Dino 246GT and the spyder version, the 246GTS.
Strictly speaking, I shouldn’t car this a Ferrari, it was intended as a separate brand named after Enzo Ferrari’s son Dino who died in 1956. In fact, it was never badged as a Ferrari.
For that reason, it was looked down on and it’s only in recent years that it’s true worth has been recognised by collectors.
What You’ll Find On This Page
- Details about the design, development and specification of the car
- Motoring videos of the car
- The role of the car in popular culture
- Details of the diecast models of the car
Design, Development And Specification Of The Ferrari Dino 246 GT
The Pininfarino design prototype for this small mid-engined sports car first appeared at the Paris motor show in 1965 and was developed more before the Turin show in 1966.
Originally a 206GT version was produced with a 2 litre engine that was shared with Fiat (who developed their own Fiat Dino coupé and convertible) and 156 were built in 1968 and 69 .
The design was popular but customers wanted more power. The engine was increased to 2.4 litres and it became the first Ferrari to be made in large numbers.
Between 1969 and 1974, 2295 GTs were made and a spyder version was introduced in 1972 and 1274 were made before production finished in 1974.
Ferrari Dino 206GT
Size – 4175mm long by 1703mm wide by 1135mm high (164.4 by 67 by 44.7 inches). The wheelbase was 2280mm (89.8 inches).
Weight – 1140kg or 2513 lb
Engine V6 1987cc producing 177.5 bhp at 8000 rpm and 186 Nm torque at 6500 rpm.
Ferrari Dino 246GT
Size – 4235mm long by 1703mm wide by 1143mm high (166.7 by 67 by 45 inches). The wheelbase was 2340mm (92.1 inches).
Weight – 1080kg or 2381 lb
Engine V6 2419cc producing 192 bhp at 7600 rpm and 225 Nm torque at 5500 rpm.
Motoring Videos Of The Ferrari 246 GT
An overdubbed (in English) story of the Dino
The Dino in Popular Culture
Perhaps the most famous role is the car driven by Tony Curtis in TV series, The Persuaders.
Dino vs Aston Martin V8
Models Of The Ferrari Dino 246
I think it’s a terrific looking car with plenty of sexy curves. I’ve seen the following models for sale:
- 1:18 – Anson
- 1:18 – Mattel Hot Wheels – various versions of the GT and GTS together with race trims. Some are standard and others Elite versions.
- 1:43 – GT – Bburago
- 1:43 – GT – Kyosho
- 1:43 – GT – Norev
- 1:43 – GT – Vitesse
- 1:43 – GT – Western Models
- 1:43 – GTS – Del Prado
- 1:43 – GTS – Ixo
- 1:43 – GTS – MR Models
I’ve made it easy for you to check what models are available at what price from these websites:
Collectable Diecast – a specialist model retailer in America
Please check the search results carefully and change the criteria if necessary.
Is The Ferrari Dino 246 One Of The Sexiest Cars Ever Made?
It’s a very curvy classic from the 1960s
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