We are pleased to offer 1968 Ferrari Dino 206 GT s/n 00244 GT, the 72nd of only 154 short wheelbase, lightweight, alloy bodied 206 GTs built. Introduced as a road-going variant of the gorgeous Dino 196 S (Sport) and 206 SP (Sports Prototype), the 206 Dino was technically not a Ferrari at all, as the famous prancing horse emblem was nowhere to be seen. Built as a tribute to Enzo’s son Alfredino, who passed away in 1956; designed by Leonardo Fioravanti at Pininfarina and hand-built by the craftsmen at Scaglietti; the Ferrari 206 GT “Dino” was Maranello’s first production model to feature a mid-engine layout; a transverse-mounted engine and the first Ferrari to use a Magneti Marelli developed electronic “Dinoplex” ignition for the 8,000 rpm Dino V6 engine. It was also the first Ferrari production car to have rack-and-pinion steering and the first production Ferrari to use an even-numbered chassis number system, whereas all previous road Ferraris had – with only a very few exceptions – been odd-numbered, as only the race cars even-numbered.
Although the Dino 206 GT shared overall body lines and mechanical layout with the later 246 GT, the 206 GT was very much a hand-built, race-bred precursor to the later “production” model. The 206 GT featured a smooth, sophisticated profile with soft edges and curving lines accented by the sweeping roofline, a low sloping hood, a raked windshield and a minimalist interior more closely akin to the competition cars of the era. Thanks to its shorter chassis (2280 mm vs 2340 mm for the 246 GT); diminutive aluminum coachwork (4150 mm vs 4235 mm for the 246) and an all-alloy 2.0 liter V-6 engine, the 206 GT weighs only 900 kg (1,984 lbs), almost 200 kg (440 lbs) lighter than the 246 GT. The outside fuel filler and knock-off wheels kept with Ferraris competition car lineage. Thanks to its short wheelbase, lightweight body, smooth shifting five-speed transaxle, fully independent front and rear suspension and ventilated disc brakes all around, the 206 GT is a driver’s delight on both the high-speeds of the autostrada and even more so on back road hairpins.
206 GT s/n 00244 GT is a European model, as were all 206 GTs, and has a known history from new, being delivered new in Nov, 1968 with body # 71; engine numero interno # 4860 and transaxle # 74 to Motor S.A.S., the authorized Ferrari dealer for Rome, in Rosso Dino 20-R-350 (orange-red) with Nero 161 (black vinyl) interior and Panno Arancio (orange) cloth seat inserts; before going to the first owner Guido Alfredo Fachechi in Rome. Only three years later 206 GT was sold to Glen Young in Vancouver, Washington and repainted in Ferrari red. 206 GT s/n 00244 GT next went to the long term ownership (1989-2008) of Dick Fowler, Newport, Oregon. In 2008, 206 GT s/n 00244 was sold by our company to a client in Rhode Island.
The 206 GT features a long list of unique and specific features beyond the short chassis and the alloy body, including knock-off wheels; outside door locks in the recessed air scoop; a lockable trunk button on the rear lid and very different door opening lights. The cockpit features a wooden steering wheel and a distinctive shift knob; heater and defroster controls are on the center console near the gear lever; a wide glove box door; both fore and aft adjustment and seat tilt-back adjusters on the seats; head rests fixed to the rear bulkhead; no package boxes on the inner-doors; a passenger grip handle; a deeper foot well; a folding foot rest on the passenger side and the distinctive Irvin Parachute Klippon style seat belts. 206 GT s/n 00244 also has all the almost-impossible-to-find 206 bits including the unique front and rear bumpers with a thin rubber insert; the exclusive and expensive outside locking gas cap ($4,500 if one can be found); the Magneti Marelli windshield wiper arms ($6,000 to $7,000 if someone had a set); the original “tall” Magnetti Marelli AEC101 ignition box; a unique to the 206 exhaust system with small exhaust tips; Magnesium valve covers; a distinctive airbox and Carello headlights that are all different from the later 246, plus Terry cloth seat inserts and last but not least a “mouse fur” dash with a lower front section in Dino vinyl, as the later cars had an all “mouse fur” dash. This car, 206 GT s/n 00244 has them all!
206 GT s/n 00244 features a just-completed, over-the-top mechanical and cosmetic restoration of the engine, transaxle and interior plus overall sorting by Dugan Enterprises, Oceanside, CA. The engine and the transmission were built by Dugan enterprises in 2008 and have now been freshened up. The engine was removed, serviced and new head gaskets installed as the early gaskets allowed oil to sweat out in certain area’s. All new valves, seats and guides were installed and a valve adjustment was done to make sure the valve seats were clean and tight, then fitted with new head gaskets. The Weber carbs and the Magnetti Marelli distributor were rebuilt. The engine and engine bay were highly detailed with all painting and plating done to spec. A new muffler system (unique to the 206) was supplied, heat coat painted and installed. New heat shields were installed. The brakes were overhauled with new seals and fresh plating. The suspension was pulled, cleaned it, replated and new bushings were installed. The magnesium cam covers were coated in their original color. The seat inserts were recovered in the correct material, the dash was recovered in the correct material and a new trunk carpet was fitted. A full set of the correct Michelin 185 R 14 tires was installed. A new windshield and rubber gasket were installed. All electrics were sorted, the car was driven for multiple shake-down tests and the suspension was aligned. The chrome was polished and new bumper rubber inserts were installed. The front grill was refinished and anodized. The total of all invoices was $73,276.55. We have all invoices on file, call or e-mail us for copies.
206 GT s/n 00244 GT comes with the correct owner’s manual and parts book; the original tool roll with a set of new replica tools; the small post jack, (which is very rare and is different from the 246 GT jack) plus items such as the correct tire size (185s vs the 195s on 246), the correct and very rare Carello head lights; plus the correct Magneti Marelli windshield wipers; (a set was recently on eBay for $7K, just for wipers). Has all the right plating and parts paint colors, of course. Finished in very nice but older Ferrari red paint with well preserved black vinyl with new red cloth inserts and charcoal grey carpets. A great running, freshly tuned, highly detailed, fully sorted and ready-to-go collectable Enzo-era Ferrari.
206 GT s/n 00244 offers everything the Dino owner could want: an over-the-top level mechanical restoration, instant entry onto the lawn at the Ferrari Club of America National meet, Cavallino or Concours Italiano, the soft and flowing lines of the Dino GT and the sounds of the well-proven, low maintenance and high-revving V6; making every trip to Starbucks sound like a qualifying lap at Sebring. With a mere 154 total 206 GTs built, compared with almost 3,800 246 GT/GTS variants, the 206 GT is easily the most collectable of the Ferrari Dinos and, thanks to its short chassis, alloy body and mid-engine, certainly the most distinctive, sophisticated and limited production of the Enzo-era production Ferraris. If you want a great Dino for your local weekend cars and coffee events, regional shows, the Nationals or Cavallino, or you just want an “over-the-top” and ready-to-go 206 GT that shows a true no-expenses spared mechanical restoration and pride-of-ownership, this is your Dino. Please click on the video link below for the test drive. We welcome a detailed personal or professional inspection.
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S/n 00244. 206 GT. Euro model. The 72nd 206 Dino out of 150 total built. Body # 71; engine numero interno # 4860, transaxle # 74.
1968, 01 Nov., completed. Finished in Rosso Dino 20-R-350 (orange-red) with Nero 161 (black vinyl) interior and Panno Arancio (orange) cloth seat inserts 1968, 11 Nov., new to Motor S.A.S., Roma (I), the Ferrari dealer for Rome. 1968, Nov., sold new to Guido Alfredo Fachechi (Roma, I) 1968-71 in Europe. Originally Orange/black & orange cloth. 1971-89 with Glen Young in Vancouver, Washington. Painted Red/black with black cloth. Plates: GLD166. 1972, engine rebuilt in Vancouver, Washington. 1989-2008 with Dick Fowler 2008, March, purchased from Dick Fowler by Mike Sheehan, Ferraris-Online LLC. 2008, April, sold by Mike Sheehan, Ferraris-Online LLC to a client with multiple homes in the US. 2008, May, serviced by Bill Pound Automotive, install four new Michelin XWX tires. Sandblast and powder coat all four wheels plus the spare. Rebuild all four Koni shocks. Rebuild all four brake calipers. Rebuild the brake master cylinder. New brake pads. New brake soft hoses. Fuel gauge sender overhauled. Engine compartment detailed, engine painted. Air box and air cleaner canister powder coated. Rear inner fender panel remade and fitted. Cams degreed. Cam chain adjusted. Distributor setup. Carbs overhauled. Valves adjusted. New points. New plugs. Oil and filter and gearbox oil changed. New oil pan gasket. Starter motor rebuilt. Re-chromed all four bumpers and backup lights. Re-engrave and re-chrome knockoffs and hub bolt discs behind knockoffs. Repair tail light contacts and turn signal contacts. Color sand, buff and detail entire car. Total invoice $22,168. 2008, May, Chris Dugan (then at Cavallo) pulled the engine and went through the complete engine and gearbox. Invoices lost. 2009 -2019, in heated indoor storage in Vermont. The owner sold his company, bought a large sailboat and went sailing with no plans to return anytime soon. 2019, May – Jan., 2020, mechanical and interior restoration by Dugan Enterprises, 1678 Ord Way, Oceanside, CA, 92056. Complete an over-the-top mechanical and cosmetic restoration of the engine, transaxle and interior plus overall sorting. The engine and the transmission were built by Dugan enterprises in 2008 and have now been freshened up. The engine was removed and new head gaskets installed as the early gaskets allowed oil to sweat out in certain area’s. All new valves, seats and guides were installed and a valve adjustment was done to make sure the valve seats were clean and tight, then fitted with new head gaskets. All three Weber carbs and the Magnetti Marelli distributor were rebuilt. The engine and engine bay were highly detailed with all painting and plating done to spec. A new muffler system (unique to the 206) was supplied, heat coat painted and installed. New heat shields were installed. The brakes were overhauled with new seals and fresh plating. The suspension was pulled, cleaned it, replated and new bushings were installed. The magnesium cam covers were coated in their original color. The seat inserts were recovered in the correct material, the dash was recovered in the correct upper “mouse fur” with a vinyl face and a new trunk carpet was fitted. A full set of the correct sized Michelin 185 R 14 tires was installed. A new windshield and rubber gasket were installed. All electrics were sorted, the car was test driven for multiple shake-down tests and the car was aligned. The chrome was polished and new bumper rubbers were installed. The front grill was refinished and anodized. The total of all invoices was $73,276.55. All invoices on file, call or e-mail us for all copies.