Produced from 1968 to 1976, Dino was its own marque of rear-drive, mid-engine sports cars made by Ferrari. Until 1976, the Ferrari brand was only used for the premium V12 and flat 12 models. Named in honor of Enzo Ferraris son, the designation of each Dino model is based on the Ferrari racecar name system. Using the displacement and cylinder count, the two first numbers represent the size of the engine in deciliters and the third number stands for the number of cylinders. The very first Dino car for example, boasted a 2.0-L V6 engine and was therefore called the Dino 206 GT. The 206 GT was produced for a short year before the next generation took over. The Ferrari Dino 246 GT and GTS (S for Spyder) offered more power thanks to a new and improved 2.4-L engine, and the body was now made of steel instead of aluminum as a cost savings measure. The Dino 308 GT4 was Ferraris first V8 production automobile and also the last generation of Dino cars. The 308 GT4 was manufactured from 1973 to 1976 under the Dino badge, and until April 1980 under the Ferrari badge.
Dino cars were the first Ferrari-manufactured vehicles to be produced in high volume. As such, 2,295 examples of the Dino 246 GT were made between 1969 and 1974, and 1,274 examples of the GTS were made between 1972 and 1974 for a total production of 3,569 models. Depending on the market the car was initially built for, you might notice minor differences between some examples, such as the marker lights of the European and American models. A few options could be ordered, such as wide sand-cast Campagnolo alloys, the group 4-style flared wheel arches or the seats from the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona. If youre thinking about buying a Ferrari Dino, finding an example with these additional features can certainly increase the value of the classic. You should, however, ask the sellers for any documentation they may have on the classic to ensure these upgrades were completed at the factory. These are just a few of the buyers tips that The Beverly Hills Car Club is happy to offer to their clients and friends.
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