While most of us are still waiting for Ferrari to bring back the legendary Dino name, the classic version is still breaking hearts. One of the only 18 Ferrari 206 S Dino Spyders to be produced has been auctioned by RM Auctions in Monaco for an amazing €2,520,000, or about $3,155,000 at the current exchange rates.
The Ferrari Dino 206 S was unveiled in February 1966 and was aimed to race the FIA’s 2-liter Group 4 class against the most powerful of Porsche models. The Dino was up for the task using a 65 degree V-6 engine that had been conceived by Dino Ferrari himself.
Shortly after its debut, the Dino 206 S proved what an amazing car it really was: it earned a 2nd place finish at the Targo Florio, 2nd and 3rd at the Nurburgring, and a 6th place finish at Spa. Then, in June 1967 with Richard Attwood and David Piper behind the wheel, it scored another impressive result, this time in the 1,000 Kilometer Nurburgring race: 6th place overall and 1st in class.
Hit the jump to read more about the Ferrari 206 S Dino Spyder by Carrozzeria Sports Cars.
Under the hood of the 1966 Dino S Spyder, there’s a 65 degree V-6 engine created by Dino Ferrari himself, a few years before he passed away. The engine started to take shape under the watchful hands of legendary Alfa Romeo designer, Vittorio Jano, who then worked as a consultant for Ferrari.
The engine was initially introduced in Formula 2 models, but after that, it was modified to fit into Formula 1 models. For the Dino S, the engine developed a total of 330 HP. Next to this impressive engine, the Dino S was also featured coachwork from Piero Drogo’s Carrozzeria Sports Cars in Modena, a welded tubular semi-monocoque, and of course, an aerodynamic body shell, which featured a combination of stressed alloy panels and fiber-glass.
The History of the Model
After the car’s successful racing season in 1967, it was sold to Gustaf Dieden, through Tore Bjurstrom, the official Ferrari concessionaire of Sweden. At his hand, the car completed a total of six local races, five in Sweden and one in Denmark. After the Dino S completed its stay with Bjurstrom, it went to Hans Wangstre of Malmo, Sweden. With driver Evert Christofferson as a co-owner, they formed the Team Bam-Bam and entered the car in numerous international races.
In 1970, the car was sold to the owner that turned it over to RM Auctions.
Because of its intense racing season, this Dino S underwent its first restoration session in 1969. The crank shaft was replaced with an identical one, while its original engine was replaced with an experimental Volvo B20 engine. Of course, this meant that the car’s racing career effectively ended.
In 1988, the current owner decided "to restore the car back to its former glory." The restoration process took a few years and included testing of the new engine, stripping of the original body down to bare metal, and refinishing the car. The engine, gearbox, and chassis were totally restored, while the bodywork was perfected and polished. The car also received its original livery.