1969 Ferrari Dino L-Series
Early Ferrari 246 Dino L-Series
Currently in restoration to factory spec and Concours condition
One of the first Ferrari 246 Dinos made, and a show car for the 1969 International Motor Show Germany (IAA) in Frankfurt this beautiful and highly collectable example of the early Dino L-series.
This Ferrari 246 Dino is built to European left-hand drive specification and features a host of details carried over from the Dino 206 GT, including door locks mounted in the air scoops, a deeper passenger foot well, headrests fixed to the bulkhead and the ‘long-style’ glovebox. Originally finished in Rosso Dino – the ‘orangey-red’ especially developed by Ferrari for their Formula 1 cars, and as used on Tony Curtis’s Dino in The Persuaders.
The car was built during August 1969 and sold to Auto Becker in Dusseldorf, Germany, on 5 September 1969. Marketed to compete with the Porsche 911, in April 1970 our Dino became the first to be sold in Germany: Porsche’s home territory.
The car came to us as in barn find condition having been in the hands of a private collector for many years and at the time finished in Rosso Corsa with Nero leather upholstery, the car had covered just 86,000 kilometers (43,500 miles) over a period of forty-seven years.
As an important and rare example of an early Ferrari 246 GT Dino we are meticulously restoring this Ferrari to original specification ‘Concours’ condition.
Having undergone a complete assessment and strip, all metalwork was completed to the highest level including seam sealing where the chassis meets the panels. The body has undergone restoration to remove all imperfections and has received a full respray starting with the correct grey primer followed by a Rosso Corsa undercoat with Rosso Dino final coat. This multi-tone process ensures the rare and desirable Rosso Dino is shown most effectively.
The car is now back in the main restoration workshop to undergoing final assembly and will be completing towards the end of the year.
Please contact our sales team for further details.