A Rare 1967 Ferrari Dino 206 S Up for Auction



by FARUK IMAMOVIC

A Rare 1967 Ferrari Dino 206 S Up for Auction

Luxury car enthusiasts and high net worth collectors have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire a highly coveted 1967 Ferrari Dino 206 S, with the highest price expected to be fetched at this month's upcoming auction.

The Ferrari Dino 206 S is an exceptional find for collectors and car enthusiasts, as only 18 models of this type were ever produced, with the one in question being one of only 13 Drogo Spiders in existence.

The Ultimate Racing Machine of the 1960s

The Dino 206 S made its debut in 1966, crafted by Ferrari to compete in the FIA's Group 4 class of vehicles that were equipped with 2.0-liter engines.

The car quickly gained popularity, captivating Porsche customers and becoming a favorite among private teams. Its performance on the track was remarkable, driven by a V6 engine, designed by Dino Ferrari. By the end of the 1966 racing season, the Dino 206 S had firmly established its prowess, placing 2nd at the Targa Florio race, 2nd and 3rd at the Nurburgring, and 6th at the Spa circuit.

Originally, Ferrari had planned to produce 50 models, but due to several issues, they limited the production to just 18 units.

A Rich Racing Heritage

The Ferrari Dino 206 S in question bears chassis number 82 and was delivered to renowned engineer, Corrado Ferlain, who also became the owner of Napoli.

Ferrari historian, Marcel Massini, conducted extensive research on the car's history and discovered that it had competed in several hill races between 1966 and 1967. After being serviced at the Ferrari factory in November 1968, the car changed ownership several times before being purchased by collector, Pierre Bardinon, in 1979.

Since then, it has been part of some of the world's finest collections of Ferrari cars. Jacques Setton acquired the car in the 1980s and later sold it to a British collector, who had the car restored in Great Britain in 2003, before it was transported to the USA.

In 2014, the car underwent another restoration at the Ferrari factory and received the Red Book certificate, which confirms the originality of the chassis, engine, and gearbox. The Ferrari Dino 206 S is widely regarded as one of the most aesthetically pleasing racing cars of the 1960s and will be put up for sale at RM Sotheby's auction, taking place between February 15 and 17. While the value has not been estimated, it is expected to fetch millions.

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