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Ferrari 246 Dino

  • 08-01-2021 11:40pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 846 ✭✭✭ JohnFalstaff


    The Ferrari 246 Dino is one of my all time favourites and there is a smashing one coming up soon for auction in Merlin:

    https://www.merlin.ie/details?listingid=4bf9f49a-d750-eb11-89e8-f01fafd9cf1d

    Converted to right hand drive and on Irish plates. These things go for mad money if they are in good nick. Just need to win the lotto between now and March.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 133 ✭✭ ferg01


    The Ferrari 246 Dino is one of my all time favourites and there is a smashing one coming up soon for auction in Merlin:

    https://www.merlin.ie/details?listingid=4bf9f49a-d750-eb11-89e8-f01fafd9cf1d

    Converted to right hand drive and on Irish plates. These things go for mad money if they are in good nick. Just need to win the lotto between now and March.

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    And how long have you been working for Merlin John? :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 846 ✭✭✭ JohnFalstaff


    ferg01 wrote: »
    And how long have you been working for Merlin John? :)

    Disappointed that you would think that. Thought people might appreciate the car is all.

    If I was trying to sell this car, I wouldn't be shilling it here. If it's the real deal it's probably going to sell for close to half a million.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,740 ✭✭✭ Arthur Daley


    In some circles they initially looked down on this as a Ferrari due to the V6 and Fiat had their Dino out at the same time.

    But it's a pukka Ferrari nowadays.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,451 ✭✭✭ coolshannagh28


    I came upon one about 20 years ago in a barn in rural Ireland , made an offer but didn't get it I must look it up again.


  • Registered Users Posts: 335 ✭✭ steinbock123


    I saw a red one with a ZM Galway reg. years ago in Naas of all places.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,156 ✭✭✭ w124man


    If it's the real deal it's probably going to sell for close to half a million.

    If that was the real deal as you say it wouldn't be for sale through Merlin. Its converted so that knocks the value straight away.

    If it was a good one, Macari or Tom Hartley would have it


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,358 ✭✭✭ kev1.3s


    w124man wrote: »
    If that was the real deal as you say it wouldn't be for sale through Merlin. Its converted so that knocks the value straight away.

    If it was a good one, Macari or Tom Hartley would have it

    True but I still don't think there's too many frequent visitors to boards classic car form who can afford it, wrll at least without selling there house.
    I like it anyway regardless.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,831 ✭✭✭ RobAMerc


    good God that is beautiful ! I thought it was a good deal for 10k in 1990, then I saw the bills for nearly 40k ! 1600 hrs spent rebuilding it !
    fantastic car though, I am glad someone spent that on it and I truly hope it stays in Ireland and we get to see it at a show sometime


  • Registered Users Posts: 846 ✭✭✭ JohnFalstaff


    RobAMerc wrote: »
    good God that is beautiful ! I thought it was a good deal for 10k in 1990, then I saw the bills for nearly 40k ! 1600 hrs spent rebuilding it !
    fantastic car though, I am glad someone spent that on it and I truly hope it stays in Ireland and we get to see it at a show sometime

    The full bill amount for the restoration is further down on that pic - 75k sterling. Adjusted for inflation that would be about £185k in today's money.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,043 ✭✭✭ MrCostington


    Wow what a beaut!

    BTW if you read the PDF at the end of the listing it says it had a new spedo @50,000 so mileage is 75k

    I've posted other videos from this guy (Iain Tyrrell) before, here's one on the Dino.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,059 ✭✭✭ Kenny Logins


    Kinda sad to see it on that awful Merlin website and with a 12XXX reg.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,940 ✭✭✭ KevRossi


    Beautiful car alright, crazy how expensive they went. That one would make closer to €350,000 than €500,000. Probably less due to the steering change. Not sure who will buy that here, very small market for it, if there's one at all.


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