2005 Infiniti G35 Sport Coupe
1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT coupe
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About “G35 Classified”
I bought this on September 15th, 2009. I plan on adding a few goodies for an all naturally aspirated build.
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 for “G35 Classified”
3.5 liter V 6 VQ35DE
95.5 mm bore, 81.4 mm stroke, 10.3 compression ratio
double overhead cam, variable valve timing/camshaft and four valves per cylinder
Multi-point injection fuel system
Electronic brake distribution
Multi-link front and rear suspension independent with stabilizer bar and coil springs
Coefficient of drag: 0.27
Specs for “Dino”
1969-1974 Ferrari Dino 206/246 GT
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
Factory Options for “G35 Classified”
Driver and passenger power heated mirrors and seats
RDS audio system with AM/FM, Disc Autochanger and six-disc remote changer CD player reads MP3
Factory Options for “Dino”
No factory options listed.
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