An icon. The ‘baby Ferrari’ melted its means into the hearts of collectors and discerning homeowners
right from its launch in 1969. Keith Moon had one. Tony Curtis drove one in The Persuaders. Costs are
on the rise and it remains one of the crucial desirable of all Ferraris – but it was never meant to carry the
Certain, there are far more expensive Ferraris (if one of many 39 250GTOs, made in 1963-’sixty four,
ought to come to market – and you most likely won’t learn about it – it should change fingers for
upwards of £5 million) and cheaper ones too. See the wedgier, 1976-on 308GTB as a usable car with
related enchantment to the Dino, from around £20,000. But none encapsulates the perfect appears to
be like, balanced dealing with and that marvellous tearing-calico V6 out back fairly just like the 246GT.
Proudly owning one is a boys’ dream come true. And should you take care of it properly you will have an
funding with a critical chance of appreciating in value. Get the coupe – which has that implausible curved
rear double-window inside the flying buttresses – relatively than the uncomfortable-looking GTS with
removable roof panel (and no, you’ll have the opportunity to’t call that one a Targa: Porsche owns the
name). You’ll by no means tire of snick-clacking around that famous open gear-gate either.
Capping the Dino’s appeal is its beautiful styling by Pininfarina; it’s one of many cars that stylist Sergio
Farina is most happy with, representing a departure into mid-engined street vehicles for Ferrari. Meant
as a separate marque to honour founder’Enzos son Alfredino who died younger, Dinos never wore the
Ferrari name or cavallino rampante badge from the factory. If it’s bought the script on the tail, it’s an
add-on, however nobody seems to thoughts, for the Dino represents all that was great about Maranello.