At this point in our lives, super expensive cars are a form of vicarious living for us, not a realistic purchase. So let’s live vicariously a little more.
The 1966 Ferrari Dino Berlinetta GT is expected to sell for somewhere between two and three million dollars, which seems low as you read through the car’s pedigree and history. But we’ll get to those. First, let’s talk about how good looking this car is.
Not many things wear the 1960s well. Mad Men might be one. Helen Mirren is another. Obviously this car keeps good company. It’s bright yellow, a color that’s never looked bad on a Ferrari, and its curves use all the good parts of the 1960s penchant for turning things into weird bubbles and smooth spheres. It only seats two because why the hell would you want to sit in the backseat of a Ferrari? And the interior is a suitable contrast to the bold colors of the exterior. The seats are a deep blue cloth and black leather and the color scheme carries into the console, dashboard, and doors. The steering wheel is a tasteful chrome and wood circle with no airbag.
Now we can get into the car’s history. It’s one of two concept cars built by Carrozzeria Pininfarina for Ferrari starting in 1965. The original idea was to take the Ferrari Grand Prix V-6 cars that were gaining so much fame and turn them into roadworthy vehicles. These new roadsters would be named for Enzo Ferrari’s oldest son, Alfredino “Dino” Ferrari, who died at the young age of 24, but not before he persuaded his father to build the Grand Prix cars in the first place.
After an unsuccessful first concept, the Dino Berlinetta Speciale, Pinifarina built the Dino Berlinetta GT. It passed from enthusiast to enthusiast over the years, featuring in collections, magazines, books, articles, and daydreams for everyone who’s ever been even remotely interested in the iconic Italian car company’s history. For the past 25 years, the car has been in a private collection and lovingly cared for, but now, for whatever reason, its owner has decided to put it up for auction.
The car’s in working order and has been recently serviced, but will apparently need more work before it can be taken back on the road. Anyone with a love of Ferraris and a couple million to spare should consider adding this unique car to their collection. Link