Every now and again a car comes along that's bound to achieve 'classic' status. Take the Jaguar E-Type for example, or the beautifully crafted Mercedes 300SL Gullwing (which by the way is now worth millions). The Dino 246 follows this same path.
The creation of Enzo Ferrari's son Alfredo, the Dino was an alternative 'low-cost' model to Ferrari. Produced between 1968 and 1976, this mid-engined V6 rear-drive sports car was limited to a total of just 3,761 units (2,295 GTs and 1,274 Spyders). Upon release, the massive success of this model lead Ferrari to change its entire line-up to reflect the styling of the Dino.Ironic, considering the Dino never wore the Ferrari badge.
Despite this, this masterpiece shares many similarities with the Italian brand, synonymous with the prancing horse!
Ferrari claimed a top speed of 235km/h, made possible by what at the time was a massive 195bhp. Available in berlinetta (hard top) or with a targa top, the Ferrari Dino 246 might just be the ultimate classic, and is our choice for a Sunday drive along the coast. Put your best driving shoes on, pull out your brown leather gloves, and buckle up!
Prices for this timeless classic have recently doubled, putting the car around the AUD $650,000 range.
For the car enthusiast and weekend driver, we suggest taking a look at our Wellington Driving Shoes. Complete with a rubber-dotted sole, they are ideal for long drives due to their flexibility and comfort. Finished in three bright summer colours, this stylish driver can be paired with denim jeans or cotton shorts.