Vintage Ferraris make up a good portion of the most iconic Italian sports cars ever made. Their timeless beauty, stunning design, and impressive performance have immortalized them in the hearts and minds of collectors and fanatics throughout the space. Among the most famous Ferraris is the Dino 246, which made its debut in 1969 and immediately became a fan favorite (even if it wasn’t technically considered a Ferrari at the time). These gorgeous cars were made in limited quantities, making them highly collectible and sought-after, which is why we’re all the more excited to present you with one of the first-ever Dino 246s ever made that is for sale at Bell Sport & Classic.
This particular Ferrari Dino 246 was built in 1969 and served as a show car for the 1969 International Motor Show Germany in Frankfurt. It features a glorious Rosso Dino finish over a Crema leather interior to yield a balance of retro flair and timeless elegance. Despite its glamourous beginning as a show car, this Dino was actually a barn find and underwent extensive restoration to reach its current, pristine condition. It underwent a total assessment and strip to remove all imperfections, including a painstaking seam sealing where its panels connect to the chassis.
Its paint received a complete overhaul as well, starting over from a gray primer before being painted with a Rosso Corsa undercoat and then the Rosso Dino final coat. Though meticulous and slow-going, this multi-step process ensures the Dino’s coat looks the way it did when it debuted to the world more than 50 years ago. The folks over at Bell Classic & Sport even rebuilt and re-dyno’d the car’s V6 engine to its factory-correct 191HP specs to make it as close to its former glory as possible.
Ultimately, the time-intensive and expensive process of restoring this 1969 beauty paid off in spades. This mid-engined bombshell is road-tested, fully restored, and in immaculate condition. Whether you’re a casual fan or a high-rolling collector, this gorgeous vehicle is a rare find and a classic example of Ferrari’s timeless design language. Pricing information for this 1969 Ferrari Dino 246 L-Series is available by inquiry on Bell Sport & Classic’s website.