The 1966 Ferrari 206 SP Dino is one of the rarest cars in the world, as Ferrari only built a total of 18 of these sweet machines. Well, the rarer the car, the more likely enthusiasts are to start replicating them, so seeing a replica of this famous car is to be expected. However, a high-quality replica is much less common.

A recent beauty popped up on eBay and it is likely one of the best recreations of a classic Ferrari we have ever seen. This replica 1966 Ferrari 206 SP Dino is about as close to 100% perfect as you can get. It has a custom-built alloy body with a 1,987 cc V-6 engine from a Ferrari Dino 206 GT. It may not crank out the 215 horsepower that the 206 SP’s 1,999 cc engine cranked, but the Dino 206 GT’s engine was rated at a respectable 176 horsepower (1967 model year). Driving this mid-mounted engine’s power to the rear wheels is a magnesium gearbox, which is likely a five-speed configuration.

Being the party poopers that we are, we had to examine this replica closely and see what differences we could find between it and the original. The first thing that stands out is the parked positioning of the wiper blade. The replica’s wiper blade is parked on the driver’s side of the vehicle. On the original, the wiper blade parks almost in the middle of the windshield.

The second thing is that the cutout in front of the windshield is several inches too close to the windshield. The original 206 SP Dino’s cutout is at least 8 inches from the windshield and the replica’s cutout is about 3 inches from the windshield.

Lastly, the driver’s side window frame on the original is unpainted, whereas the replica’s is painted red. All of that said, for a starting bid of “only” $89,100, this is not a bad deal, given an original 206 SP Dino fetched $3,267,000 at an auction in 2007.


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  (530) posted on 07.3.2012

That’s near to perfection, but still I don’t like it being copied. I salute anyone who made this just to tell the world they have the Dino replica.

  (798) posted on 07.3.2012

Replicas like this should not be patronized. We must go to the original, and it’s much worthy to have rather than an imitation like this so-called Dino. Honestly, it looks like Dino, but knowing it’s just a replica might take my wanting away.

  (395) posted on 06.27.2012

Yeah I agree that it looks like totally real Dino. Too bad it’s just a replica.

  (484) posted on 05.2.2012

What is praised here, actually? It’s the workmanship, right? I don’t think I’ll ever like the look of the Ferrari Dino, nor its replica.

  (858) posted on 05.1.2012

I must pay the person(s) who replicated this to make me one of my most favorite cars! They’ve impressed me with their workmanship, not with the Dino Replica.

  (498) posted on 05.1.2012

If everyone else is contented, I guess I should be too. It’s not like I’d spend my dollar on it; it’s not that attractive for me.

  (504) posted on 04.30.2012

I don’t get why this was popular, and I don’t understand how it is still like that up to now. Anyway, the replica isn’t enough for me.

  (530) posted on 04.27.2012

Meh. If I were to buy, I’d rather buy the real one. That is, if there is still a stock in the market.

  (714) posted on 04.4.2012

I still don’t approve of its looks, but I’ll give the replica a credit since it almost copied the original model.

  (397) posted on 04.2.2012

It’s actually impressive how the replica is almost similar. Maybe this would do to me, if it’s another model.

  (592) posted on 04.2.2012

Nice. It seems about right for its quality. This should be enough for those who want a copy of the said Ferrari model.

  (399) posted on 04.1.2012

It’s actually impressive how the replica is almost similar. Maybe this would do to me, if it’s another model.

  (410) posted on 04.1.2012

People are so desperate that they’d buy this idea since there are only a few flaws. As for me, I won’t want this. It looks cheap.

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