The truth about the Ferrari Dino models is that they were largely shunned and disregarded. Lampooned as ‘a fake Ferrari’ when new, it took until 1976 – and the introduction of the Dino 308 GT4 – before the vehicle was officially accepted into the Ferrari stable.
Today, the irony is that these sports cars are fought over in auction houses all over the world and command some eye-watering values. This rare right-hand drive Dino, to be auctioned by Silverstone Auctions, is a good example of how the model has gone from zero to hero.
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Believed to be one of just 235 right-hand drive Ferrari Dino 246GT Coupes ever built, this car is made all the rarer by its distinctive blue Azzurro Dino paintwork with just two or three cars finished in this colour. It was delivered new in late 1971 and retains its original specification almost 50 years later.