S/N 0840 October Paris Auto Show-"Dino Berlinetta Speciale".
(1st prototype) In-line engine placement, non running show car.
The engine had no internal parts.
Red exterior, coachwork by Pininfarina
S/N 00106 November Turin Auto Show-"Dino Berlinetta GT".
(2nd prototype) In-line engine placement.
Yellow exterior, coachwork by Pininfarina
S/N 034 ** Frankfurt Auto Show car. Displayed with the title of "Dino Berlinetta Prototipo
(Design Study) In-line engine placement. A show car with
extreme front and rear spoilers, yellow
exterior, black interior, light blue
carpets. Coachwork by Pininfarina.
**Note** Pininfarina work order number 10523 called
for the special coachwork on this Dino 206S
S/N ???? First prototype with the definitive shape.
Pictured in Prunet's road car book, page 392.
(3RD prototype) Identified by the large chrome door handles
holes low on the door and also by lack of
vents in front lid. Probably a non-running
show piece only. Photos were used for press
release purposes, but this particular car was
never displayed in an auto show. Transverse
engine placement, coachwork by Pininfarina.
S/N ???? November Turin Auto Show-definitive shape, transverse
engine. Red exterior, black seats with red inserts,
(4th prototype) and white carpets. Coachwork by Pininfarina.
S/N 00114 A silver prototype personally owned by Sergio
Pininfarina. Pictured in various publications,
(5Th prototype) and it was said to have been shown at the
Paris Auto Show, maybe in 1968. Used for numerous
press release photographs. There are virtually no
identifying features on this Dino, and it appears
identical to normal early production versions, except
"Farina" badges on both sides, the wiper arms and
blades were silver in color, and lack of vent windows.
Coachwork by Pininfarina.
S/N 10523 The first production prototype built at Scaglietti.
(1ST production This car had side vent windows which the earlier
prototype) Pininfarina prototypes did not have. The only Dino
which was numbered with an "odd" chassis number.
It is an apparent coincidence this car was numbered
with the PF work order no.10523 used on the 206S 034
mentioned above. The Ferrari factory says these two
cars had nothing in common.
S/N ???? March The Brussels Auto Show Dino.
The same 4th prototype as shown at Turin the
S/N 00102 Earliest known production 206GT.
In 1986 this car was observed without an exposed
fuel filler cap. Unknown if car was originally built
this way or if it had been changed over the years.
Apparently the chassis numbers were assigned by
the Ferrari factory when work commenced on a chassis.
It would seem the 2 chassis 00102 and 00104 used for
the first production Dinos existed in 1966 before the
2nd prototype 00106 mentioned above.
S/N ???? July 206GT appeared in factory sales brochure.
Estimated 1968 production
(all built at Scaglietti) 99 cars
S/N 00302 January 1st Dino 206GT built in 1969. (no RHD 206GT's made)
S/N 00400 March 1st known 246GT.
246 Dinos had 2 rows of 7 vent holes in the engine
S/N ???? March Geneva Auto Show-246GT official introduction.
S/N 00410 April Last known 206GT.
206 Dinos had 2 rows of only 6 vent holes
in the engine compartment lid.
Estimated 1969 production (206GT-51)
(246GT-81) 132 cars
S/N 00572 January The 1st Dino built in 1970.
S/N 01116 October Last type "L",(Series I)knock off wheels replaced by
Cromodora bolt on type.
S/N 01118 October First type "M",(Series II)
changed from Girling to Ate brakes.
S/N 01134 October 1st RHD British version built.
S/N 01250 December Change made to front bumpers
Estimated 1970 production (all 246GT) 272 cars
S/N 01302 January 1st RHD British version built in the year 1971.
S/N 02130 Last type "M",(Series II) built.
S/N 02132 First type "E",(Series III) built.
S/N 02768 Factory parts catalog issued which lists parts
for USA versions with anti pollution equipment.
(However 02768 is confirmed to be a European version car)
S/N 02866 1st known USA version-titled as a 1972 model.
Estimated 1971 production (all 246GT) 832 cars
S/N 02962 January 1st RHD British version built 1972.
S/N 03408 February Earliest known "GTS", a European version car.
S/N ??(About Formed circular brake air scoops on front underpanel
03500) replaced the simple holes on earlier cars.
S/N 03688 1st RHD British version 246GTS.
S/N ???? (Spring) Geneva Auto Show-246GTS officially introduced.
Red exterior, black interior. Coachwork by Pininfarina.
S/N 03620 March 1st USA version 246GTS.
S/N ??(About Wiper operating system changed on left hand drive
04250) versions. Early cars-both wipers parked to center.
Later cars-wipers both parked to right side.
Exact change point varied depending on USA or European
versions and also in coupes and spyders. USA spyders
changed about 04248, but some USA coupes still used
the early system as late as 05100.
Right hand drive cars retained early system throughout
the entire production range.
Estimated 1972 production - 828 246GT, 280 246GTS Total 1108 cars
S/N 05468 January 1st RHD British version built 1973.
S/N 07202 1st 308GT4 numbered in the 246 sequence.
S/N 07486 December Last European version 246GT coupe.
S/N 07520 December Last USA version 246GT coupe.
Estimated 1973 production - 471 246GT, 681 246GTS Total 1152 cars
S/N 07526 January 1st RHD British version built 1974.
S/N 07650 February Last RHD British version 246GT coupe.
S/N 07650 February Last 246GT coupe.
S/N 07778 February Last RHD British version 246GTS.
S/N 07784 February Last European version 246GTS.
S/N 08518 July Last USA version 246GTS.
S/N 08518 July Last Dino 246 built.
Estimated 1974 production - 3 246GT, 313 246GTS Total 316 cars
(mostly USA version spyders)
It is said that Dinos could be ordered from the factory in virtually any color, and there is no such thing as a "standard" color....any color being possible. However, following is a list of the more popular colors used on Dinos which perhaps could be considered as "standard".
20-Y-56 Avorio Safari ?
20-A-349 Azzurro Dino Bright 'French Racing' blue
20-A-547 Azzurro Cielo ?
20-A-357 Bleu Scuro Dark blue
20-A-548 Blue Montecarlo Dark blue
20-B-50 Nero Black
20-R-190 Rosso Chiaro 'Ferrari' red
20-R-350 Rosso Dino Orange
20-W-152 Bianco Polo Park White
20-Y-490 Nuovo Giallo Fly Bright Fly Yellow
106-A-18 Bleu Sera Metallizzato Dark Blue Metallic
106-A-38 Bleu Chiaro Metallizzato Blue
106-A-32 Azzurro Metallizzato Light Blue Metallic
106-A-72 Bleu Dino Metallizzato Medium Blue Metallic
106-E-1 Argento Auteil Metallizzato Silver Metallic
106-E-8 Grigio Ferro Metallizzato Dark Metallic Grey (Charcoal)
106-G-29 Verde Medio Metallizzato Light Green Metallic
106-G-30 Verde Pino Metallizzato Dark Green Metallic
106-G-355 Verde Scuro Dino Green
106-M-73 Marrone Dino Metallizzato Light Tan Metallic
106-R-83 Rosso Rubino Metallizzato Dark Red Metallic
106-Y-137 Oro Chiaro Metallizzato Light Metallic Gold
133-R-10 Rosso Metallizzato Light Red Metallic
20-R-549 Prugna ?
30-R-351 Rosso Bordeaux Dark "Wine" Red
106-R-136 Rosso Cordoba Deep Burgundy
106-R-71 Viola Metallizzato Purple Metallic
106-M-27 Nocciola Metallizzato Copper-Bronze Metallic
106-A-16 Celeste Metallizzato Blue Metallic
???? Giallo Cream Yellow
20-Y-346 Giallo Yellow
20-Y-464 Giallo Senape Yellow (Mustard?)
???? Giallo Dino Yellow
???? Marrone Colorado Brown
???? Grigio Argento Silver-Grey
???? Verde Germoglio Green
106-A-38 Bleu Chario Metallizzato Blue Metallic
Pininfarina 5 cars-estimated
Scaglietti 1 car
1968-74 Production cars:
1968-69 206GT 150 cars
1969-74 246GT 2487 cars
1972-74 246GTS 1274 cars
These options started appearing on 246 Dinos in the car number range of the 4000s (earliest in the register is 04676). A Dino is Germany, 03650, is said to have flares, but unknown if the option is a factory original, or not, and confirmation has not been possible. The total number of Dinos which were produced with this option is unknown, however the register has 145 cars listed which suggests there were certainly less than 200-250 so equipped. The option appears most common on USA and British version cars. The breakdown is as follows. 246GT coupes: British version-22 cars, European version-5 cars, and USA version-5 cars. 246GTS spyders: USA version-91 cars, British version-21 cars, and European version only 2 cars. It is difficult to get a good sampling of cars in Europe and the flares option on the European Dinos may not be as rare as the figures would seem to indicate.
Factory invoices billed the wheels and flares on one line and described them as:
In April 1973 the option added US$ 680.00 to the price of a new Dino.
The 7 1/2 inch wide wheels were always Campagnolo "Elektron" , but the factory never called them out by name. The standard wheels they replaced were made by Cromodora - 6 1/2 inch wide.
Ferrari enthusiasts refer to the options by various names, "Daytona package" being the most popular. "Sebring spyders" and "Chairs and flares" are also used in the USA. The British refer to them as Dinos with "big arches".
Even though it is common to find Daytona seats in cars with wide fender flares and wide wheels mentioned above, it was a separate option and had to be ordered in addition to the flares and wide wheels. The owner of Dino 04878 claims to have a letter from the Ferrari factory which states that his car was the first to be equipped with daytona seats by the factory. Earlier cars are known to have them, but it is possible that owners have switched seats or had them redone with daytona inserts.
The factory invoices described them as:
"Daytona type central seat panels"
246 Dinos were built in three distinct versions.
1. European versions, or home market cars, were left hand drive cars identified by the front signal lamps which laid flat and blended with the front contour of the coachwork. Clear white lenses were normally fitted. Small round amber signal lamps were also found on the sides of the front fenders. Chassis number was visible from outside the car on a small stamped metal plate fixed inside the windscreen on the pillar near the drivers vent window. Most times, over the years, these plates have been removed or lost. Some later European cars had chassis number stamped on the steering column like the USA versions described below.
2. British versions were identical to the European versions except they had right hand steering controls and were fitted with amber color front signal lenses. Other markets may also have used the amber lenses. After S/N 04830 chassis number stamped on steering column as in USA models described below.
3. USA versions are most easily identified by the front signal lamps which were recessed into the bodywork and their amber lenses stood vertically. In addition to anti pollution equipment fitted to the engine of these cars, rectangular side marker lamps were fitted on the sides at the four corners, the front ones replacing the small round lamp used on European and British versions. Two reflectors were added at the rear of the car on either side of the number plate area. Chassis number is stamped on the steering column and is visible from outside the car through the windscreen.
European version 1900 cars (estimated)
Known British versions 246GT -498 cars
Known British versions 246GTS-242 cars
Total British GT & GTS 740 cars
USA version 1275 cars (estimated)
246 Types,(Series) Totals
Type "L",(Series I) 357 cars (all coupes)
type "M",(Series II) 507 cars (all coupes)
type "E",(Series III) 2897 cars*
*(1623 coupes, 1274 spyders)
1. Early cars - Type "L"(Series I) from 00400 up to car no. 01116.
a. Lockable trunk button on rear lid.
b. Door opening lights not fitted like the later cars.
c. Outside door locks located in recessed air scoop portion
of the door.
d. Deep passenger foot well. Folding foot rest observed on
many examples, but not shown in owners handbook.
e. Heater/defroster controls located on center console near
the gear lever. Long glove box door.
f. Seat back adjustment control in addition to fore & aft
g. Two back-up lamps fitted; one under each rear bumper bar.
h. Head rests mounted on the bulkhead behind the seats.
i. Doors did not have parcel boxes like the later cars.
j. Passenger assist grip mounted on door sill next
to the passenger seat.
Later cars - Type "M" and "E"(Series II & III from 01118 through 08518)
a. Rear lid release moved inside the car with the fuel filler
cover and engine release levers. An emergency pull ring
was now located behind fuel filler cap lid for the rear lid.
b. Door opening lights fitted in the inside edge of the doors.
c. Outside door locks located below the recessed air scoop
portion of the door.
d. Shallow passenger footwell.
e. Heater/defroster controls located in center of dashboard.
Short glove box door.
f. Seats had only fore & aft adjustment.
g. Only one back-up lamp mounted directly on the coachwork
and located at the bottom of the rear panel in the center.
h. Head rests mounted on the seats.
i. Parcel boxes fitted to each of the inside door panels.
3. Some cars - Constructed with alloy doors, engine lid, and trunk lid.
(Usually type "L")
Two known 246 Dinos in the 005xx range have full alloy bodies.
Some cars - Constructed with only alloy doors and maybe only front lid.
(Usually type "M")
later cars - Constructed in all steel, except an alloy front lid.
(Probably all type "E")
4. Early cars - Two rear number plate lamps located in each of the rear
(from 01118) bumper ends. Exact change point unknown. European versions
kept this system until sometime between 04554 and 04648.
British versions changed earlier-sometime between 02808
and 03354. USA versions apparently never used this layout,
and used the one described below.
Later cars - One rear number plate lamp was mounted on rear lid, and
recessed bumper end caps were fitted where the two
lamps were previously. European and British versions
used this system throughout the entire production range.
USA versions used the recessed caps from about 02800
up to about 04370 when they changed as described below.
Later cars - USA versions replaced the recessed rear bumper end caps
with a flat cap around car number 04370. Exact change
point is unknown.
5. Early cars - Type "E" (Series III)
European and British version changed from long front
bumpers to short ones. Exact change point unknown.
1st known car on file with short front bumpers is S/N 04428.
This page last updated September 15, 2001