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The Story of a 1972 Ferrari Dino

In the history of race cars, Ferrari is one maker that stands above the rest for consummately stylish designs built for pure speed. Enzo Ferrari, the company’s founder, groomed his son Alfredo, nicknamed “Dino,” to be his successor. Dino attended the best schools in Europe, became a mechanical engineer, and was instrumental in the development of the overhead camshaft V-6 engine.

Sadly, Dino passed away in 1956 at the young age of 24. As a tribute to his son, Enzo named the V-6 series of race cars after him. These rare cars were produced in small numbers between 1968 and 1976. Design, speed, and passion combine to make the Ferrari “Dino” one of the top sports cars of the 1970s.

Watch the Ferrari Dino Revving and Driving

The Romance of Ferrari Race Cars

The Dino has a sporty temperament and is quick and agile on the roadway. The Ferrari red, Dino graphics, and the contours pair with the power of an engine capable of 135 mph to create an automobile that epitomizes Ferrari. Its allure is hard to resist.

1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT, at auction November 2, 2013 (Lot 1, Estimate $140,000-$240,000)

Today, the romance of Ferrari race cars lives on in popular culture. Ron Howard recently released a new movie, “Rush,” which explores the world of Formula 1 racing in 1976. In the film, the Ferrari team challenges the MacLaren team. During the race, the camera zooms in on the pistons pounding as the car speeds down the roadway. When we test drove the Dino, that image was made thrillingly real for me.

I will never be a race car driver, but getting behind the wheel of this 1972 Dino is a rush. I hope you’ll join us when the car is presented at auction on November 2, 2013 at 10AM in Marlborough, MA. Previews are open to the public October 31, 12PM – 5PM, November 1, 12PM – 7PM, and November 2, 8AM-9:30AM.

Notes: VIN# 03630, Title 036302, odometer reads at cataloging 40,972 miles, built April 1972, red body with black interior, V6, fueled by three Weber carburetors, 5-speed gearbox, wheelbase 2340 mm, lg. 4230, wd. 1700, ht. 1115 mm, Skinner recommends you have your mechanical representative view this automobile.

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