Ferrari Dino headlines Mossgreen-Lorbek event

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This Ferrari Dino is one of the headline lots at an upcoming sale.

Ferrari Dino headlines Mossgreen-Lorbek event
Dinos may not be the quickest Ferrari, but they are the prettiest.

Mossgreen has a collectible car and motorcycle auction coming up in Melbourne on 27 November, based out of the giant Lorbek facility in Port Melbourne. It’s the first time the two companies have put their heads together in an exercise like this.

The Dino is arguably the sexiest-looking machine out of the Ferrari stable, and enjoys a formidable reputation, despite being the ‘baby’ of the line-up.

Prices have skyrocketed over the last decade. To the point where this one is estimated at $450-500,000. Being named after the long-lost scion of the family helps no end.

Here’s what the auctioneer’s description reveals: Chassis 02424 is a standard, early-production European "E Model" version Dino 246GT/E. Its assembly was LHD domestic "European" and it was delivered in August of 1971. The Carrozzeria Scaglietti Job/Assembly Sequence Number for chassis 02424 is "151E". It was sequentially recorded as 151E of the estimated two hundred 'Series E' cars built of a total of 832 cars (all 246GTs) produced in 1971.

The Ferrari factory Certificate No. 0020188 records the build completion date as August 24th, 1971. The car was ordered and delivered to the official Ferrari Dealer for Rome and Bologna, MOTOR S.a.s. di Carla Allegretti e C. It was assembled with no known options and originally finished in Red (Rosso Chiaro 20-R-190) with a black interior (Nero 161 black vinyl).

The exact date of importation and conversion is unknown but the vehicle is listed in the Australian Ferrari Register of 1988-89, Registration No. OJO250. The register later lists the car as owned by Mark West (1990-92) and David Porritt (1993) followed by the current owner since 2006.

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