The Ferrari Dino was named after founder Enzo Ferrari only son, Alfredino Ferrari. He suggested his father to develop a V6 racing engine for Formula 2 in the early sixties. Enzo approved, and the very compact quad-cam V6 engine won several championships. However, the ill-fated Alfredino did not witness this success, as he died very young. It took Enzo Ferrari several years to fully recover from this tragedy, and to remember his son he put the V6 in a mid-engined sportscar and badged it Dino.
The Dino was not as fast as its V12 engined stablemates, but it had a magnificent chassis offering beautiful balance and responsive steering. Like all beautiful Ferraris, the Dino was designed by Pininfarina.The then Chief Designer Leonardo Fioravanti gave the mid-engined sportscar a sexy coke-bottle style body, which was the start of the exotic era of Ferrari design which would influence the 308/328, 512 BB, 288 GTO, F40 and Testarossa. In total, more then 3700 Dinos were produced, and nowadays it is one of the most wanted Ferrari models, and considered as an absolute design icon.
This particular example was delivered in 1972 to a US diplomat living in Italy. When he returned home, he took the Dino with him to the States. In the early eighties, a Danish Ferrari collector (and co-founder of the Danish Ferrari Club) bought the Dino and brought it back to Europe. During his 30 years of ownership, he restored the car completely and kept it in this immaculate condition. This Ferrari has now received a full technical overhaul by GPS Racing, and must be one of the best examples on the market. This is a very sought after classic Ferrari, and increasing in value on a monthly basis.