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zzz_up
Jul 12, 2011 at 6:35 pm
sei molto bella!/you are beautiful!
 
 
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JerryandMary
Dec 23, 2009 at 10:03 am
Congratulations. Your car has been chosen as The Mystery Car of the Day! Please allow this message to post as soon as you read it!
Take care,
Jerry
 
 
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87IROCCAMARO
Nov 26, 2009 at 11:20 pm
this is really nice and very fast/quick for just a v6! while it might not be top of the line i still like it and the red is beautiful. im also a american man but this is still beautiful. great car you got hear. check out my 87 iroc
 
 

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Photo of a 1964 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
Blue (2)

1964 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

Owner: wardvwracer

  • Blue (2): 16 pts (loss)
  • Dino: 39 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 11
  • Ended: Jan 1, 2010
 
Photo of a 1955 Chevrolet 210
american graffiti clone

1955 Chevrolet 210

Owner: rustman

  • american graffiti clone: 25 pts (loss)
  • Dino: 35 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 12
  • Ended: Dec 28, 2009
 
Photo of a 2005 Infiniti G35
G35 Classified

2005 Infiniti G35

Owner: g35classified

  • G35 Classified: 7 pts (loss)
  • Dino: 43 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 10
  • Ended: Nov 28, 2009
 

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1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT coupe (Dino)

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Photo of a 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT coupe (Dino)

About

Dino 246 GT, baby Ferrari. A rare find.
Well okay, it's not a 250 GT California or one of the 39 250 GTOs, but between 1869 and 2609 were built.
And notice that this is NOT a fibreglass replica! It's a real deal 246 GT made out of steel and iron (it has iron engine block instead of the alloy one which was used in 206 GT's).
It's gone through complete restoration and it has about 5778 miles on it. I've been told that now its estimated worth is around 188 988usd/127 000€.
The car's equipped with four-cam 2.4 litre V6 (mid-)engine that'll take this little Ferrari all the way to 150 mph.
I'd say this is a budget collectable Ferrari. Taking its overall great condition in consideration, it's probably from the cheap(est) end of the spectrum. Now I'm not saying its a cheap car, just that it's cheaper than other collectables of its decade ;) .

Some explanation on why Dino has a V6 instead of Ferrari's more powerful V12; Enzo felt it would be too dangerous to build a midengine road car with a V12 engine. While it was fine for racing and professional drivers, he was against making midengined sports car for customers. When he finally decided to give Pininfarina permission to develope the car, Enzo didn't want it to be "Ferrari", but "Dino" instead. The name memorialized Enzo's son, Alfredino, who died at young age in 1956. And this is also the reason why Dino never wore the Ferrari name (the script on the tail of this Dino is an add on, will add pictures later) or cavallino rampante badge from the factory.

So that's how we got 2.4 litre V6 engine, hence the name "246".
They also created a GTS with removable roof panel but this GT looks much more stylish with its curved rear double window within the flying buttresses.

I'm sure I forgot to mention something but I might add more info later on, same goes with pictures, and if I remembered something wrong in Dino's background story, feel free to correct me :) .

Specs

1969-1974 Ferrari Dino 206/246 GT

Performance
0-60mph:7.1secs
Top speed:150mph
Power:195bhp @7600
Torque:167lb/ft
MPG:17mpg

Engine
Configuration:V6
Aspiration:normal
Fuel:petrol
Fuel delivery:carburettor

Chassis
Suspension Front: Independent, double wishbone, coil spring
Suspension Rear: Independent, double wishbone, coil spring
Drivetrain: mid-engine RWD
Steering: rack and pinion
Bodyframe: chassis and seperate body
Transmission: Five-speed manual

Dimensions
Length: 4234mm
Wheelbase: 2344mm
Width: 1707mm
Height: 1143mm
Weight: 1077kgs

Mods

- "Ferrari" add on on the tail
- black&white historic plates

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