Is there a better looking Ferrari than the Dino
I don’t think so.?
And Elton John in this makes a fabulous image, but our photo is taken from The Bonhams Catalogue, no Elton!
Bonhams auctions this one off November 30th, Bonhams.com
Lot 3 belonged to ELton John, it has only 29,000 original miles.
Coachwork by Pininfarina/Scaglietti
Registration no. JDS 580K Chassis no. 03300 Engine no. 03300
Some quotes from The Bonhams Catalogue;
“‘It is a thrill to drive a car like the Dino, one whose capabilities are far beyond what even an expert driver can use in most real-world motoring, and that is the Dino’s reason for being. The real joy of a good mid-engined car is in its handling and braking and the Dino shone as we expected it to. The steering is quick without being super quick, and it transmits by what seems a carefully planned amount of feedback exactly what is going on at the tyres. Thanks to the layout’s low polar moment of inertia the car responds instantly to it. The Dino’s cornering limits are very high… ‘ Road & Track.”
“…While not quite as fast in a straight line as its larger V12-engined stablemates, the nimble Dino was capable of showing almost anything a clean pair of heels over twisty going. Truly a driver’s car par excellence.”
“One of only 498 Dino 246GTs supplied to the UK in right-hand drive configuration, ‘03300’ was ordered new by Maranello Concessionaires and delivered finished in Rosso Chiaro with Nero vinyl interior trim. In November 1972 the Dino was purchased by Elton John. Apparently Sir Elton gave the car to his drummer, Nigel Olsson.”