1969 - 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GT

1969 - 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Exterior
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An icon from Maranello

Throughout its history, Ferrari has made cars for a variety of reasons – to win races, to outdo its competitors, or to simply show off. The Dino, however, is unique. Named after Enzo Ferrari’s son, Alfredo “Dino” Ferrari, who died in 1956 due to muscular dystrophy at the age of 24, the Dino is part tribute and part experiment, marking a variety of firsts for the famed Italian sports car maker. However, for the first eight years it was in production, the Dino was separated from the core Ferrari brand, offering a lower entry fee paired with a V-6 (and later, V-8) engine mounted in the middle.

Arguably one of greatest (if not the greatest motivation) behind the Dino’s creation was Ferrari’s ambition to make something that could take on the venerable Porsche 911. While the Prancing Horse’s V-12 models were faster overall, they were also significantly more expensive, so the Dino was put forth as a way of pulling in customers looking for an alternative to Stuttgart’s darling.

The result of all these pressures is unquestionably one of the greatest Ferrari models of all time – even though it’s not really a Ferrari.

Continue reading to learn more about the Dino.

 

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1969 - 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GT

An icon from Maranello
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1972 - 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS

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Ferrari Dino details

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1968 - 1969 Ferrari Dino 206 GT

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No Dino

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1967 - 1980 Ferrari Dino

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Ferrari Dino - more info

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