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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The most admired Ferrari Dino prototype by Enzo Ferrari in person

It is almost more than half a century since this special car was first introduced at the 1965 Paris Motor Show, at the Pininfarina stand and is designed by designer Aldo Brovarone. This prototype can be considered as the last prototype seen by Battista Farina, the founder of Pininfarina, as well as being one of the first models introduced by his son, Sergio Pininfarina.
Ferrari Dino Berlinetta Speciale prototype by Pininfarina is debuted at the 52nd Paris Motor Show, in October 1965. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/35tZYYU)
This Ferrari Dino Berlinetta Speciale is another revolutionary unique design, which is also the first prototype of a new generation of Ferrari's mid-engined cars. This model is draw by Sergio Pininfarina himself, after Enzo Ferrari ask him to create new cars that were markedly different from what was coming out of the Ferrari factory at the time.
Ferrari Dino Berlinetta Speciale prototype by Pininfarina also known as the first prototype of a new generation of Ferrari's mid-engined cars. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/35tZYYU)
According to the story, the first design drawn by Sergio Pininfarina at that time was a car that had a grille like the one on the 330 P4 and the 250 GTO models. However, it was rejected by Enzo Ferrari, because he wanted a completely new design. Pininfarina went back to drawing and redesigning the front of the car, and the result is what you can see now a car with unique bubbles in the front and housing the four lights.
Ferrari Dino Berlinetta Speciale prototype by Pininfarina has right-sided steering wheel with black dash in the red-creme nuanced cabin. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/31wkl6Q)
The model design has inspired many Ferrari car models and gave birth to the Ferrari 206 GT and 246 Dino versions. This prototype was built in record time on Type 585 tubular chassis, the 206 P competition chassis, and was completed just in time for the opening of the 52nd Paris Motor Show, in October 1965.

The side air intake, with an elongated shape that is part of the distinctive styling of this model, and also is said to cool the rear disc brakes. As in the Dino competition cars, this disc brake is the default brake. The rear window is curved, swept round to meet the sloping rear pillar which also forms a quarter pane size window.
Ferrari Dino Berlinetta Speciale prototype by Pininfarina  uses a 1,987 cc DOHC 121.3-cubic-inch V6 engine, which is capable of bursting up 217 bhp of power. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/35tZYYU)
The rear panel is fitted with vents to allow hot air to escape from the engine compartment. Getting in and out of the cabin is also not easy, because the door frames are relatively low and wide following the structure of the car, and there are also two competition fuel tanks which are about 40 cm wide and connected to two fill points on the front wing.

As a competition car, the Ferrari Dino Berlinetta Speciale has a right steering wheel. The car is doused in the Ferrari's traditional red style, with the same color tones in the cabin, combined with a black dashboard and adjustable creme-striped seats.
Ferrari Dino Berlinetta Speciale prototype by Pininfarina was finally sold by Artcurial at the Rétromobile 2017 event, worth €4,3 million or around Rp. 70 billion. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3dNq8K6)
In terms of performance, the car is equipped with a 1,987 cc DOHC 121.3-cubic-inch V6 engine, which is capable of generating 217 bhp (162 kW) of power. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox with a short lever with a round polished aluminum cap that is a Ferrari-owned style and trademark. The engine speed counter is positioned in the center, flanked by an oil pressure gauge and vent, as well as a water temperature gauge pinned on the right.
 
Apart from the Paris Motor Show in 1965, the Ferrari Dino Berlinetta Speciale was also exhibited at several other events including the Turin Motor Show in November 1965 and the New York Motor Show in April 1966. This iconic Ferrari prototype car was finally sold by Artcurial at the Rétromobile 2017 event, worth €4,3 million or around Rp. 70 billion.
Sorry, the video above is not about the 1965 Ferrari Dino Berlinetta Speciale by Pininfarina, but a video about the Ferrari Dino 50th Anniversary Mega Gathering that was held on June 30, 2018, at Maranello, whereas more than 150 Dinos and over 300 customers from all over the world that was present at the event formed a unique configuration that read as '50 Dino ANNI,' to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the road debut of the first production car. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SUPERCARNOSTALGIA.COM | CLASSICDRIVER.COM | PETROLICIOUS.COM]
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