During the 1960s, Ferrari began producing smaller-capacity sports racing cars and named them 'Dino'. They were even sanctioned and entered as a separate entity to events such as Le Mans.
The Dino 246 GT was an evolution of the Dino 206 GT, with a larger V6 engine and a wheelbase lengthened by 60 mm. Apart from the longer body, the design was virtually identical to the 206, with just a longer engine cover and a repositioned fuel cap. Between 1969 and 1974 a total of 2639 Dino 246 GT models were produced which made the Dino 246 the first Ferrari model produced in high numbers. When production stopped in 1973-74 demand was still high.
In 1971, German drivers Joachim Komusin and Siegfried Mullers entered one in the International Racing Club's 246 for the 1000 kilometers of NÃ¼rburgring. Wearing number 83, they finished a respectable 26th overall and 5th in class. A 1:18th model with great history behind its inspiration!