The difficulty comes once again from the conditions of homologation, stipulating that a Formula 2 car must rely on a commercial use of the engine in 500 units. Ferrari decides Fiat to commit on a new model of sports car and entrusts the design of its Formula 2 to the Pininfarina company.
Sergio Pininfarina, son of the founder, develops a solution based on a central engine which is unprecedented for Ferrari. The Pininfarina company assembles on a competition chassis 206 P a unique prototype which is named the Dino Berlinetta Speciale.
The shape is superb according to the best practice of Pininfarina and the exhibition of this Ferrari-red concept car at the Paris Motor Show in October 1965 is well received. The new position of the engine is convincing and opens a range of models that has been uninterrupted for half a century from the Dino 206 GT up to the 488 GTB.
Gian-Battista Pininfarina, father of Sergio, dies in 1966. The Automobile Club de l'Ouest, organizer of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, wants to pay homage to him. Enzo Ferrari and Sergio Pininfarina present the berlinetta to the Musée Automobile du Mans. The museum has now decided to refocus its collections on pieces directly related to the 24 Hours. The Dino Berlinetta Speciale will be sold at no reserve on February 10 in Paris by Artcurial, lot 87.
This Speciale is a concept car. All the visible parts are present but the mechanical equipment have been replaced by artificial elements, probably just before its delivery to Le Mans. This masterpiece by Sergio Pininfarina and his team is an exhibition piece in great condition. It is estimated above € 4M.
SOLD for € 4.4M including premium