I’m about to say something which is bound to be a tad controversial. I’m not particularly a fan of red Ferraris, I just find too…cliche. I’m not fond of yellow Fezzas either I’m afraid. This white Ferrari Dino 246 GTS ‘Flares’ is more like it though. This particular model, presented by Hexagon Classics, is also ultra rare with only 12 ever made. It was also once owned by F1 Managing Director Ross Brawn.
Why’s It Called ‘Flares’?
The reason why this has model has ‘flares’ in its name is because this mode features the factory fitted flared wheel arches as well as a wider track and 7.5-inch sand-cast Campagnolo wheels. The traditional Ferrari Rosso has been swapped for a more unique and distinctive Bianco Polo, which I think is really striking. It’s contrasted by rich leather seats in the snug cabin finished in jet black. In fact the seats have been re-trimmed to match the Daytona specification so they look even cooler.
Only 12 models were finished with the ‘Flares’ package, so needless to say this car is properly rare. It’s also the penultimate model to be exported to the UK. This model may have been around the block since it was produced in 1974 but it still looks fantastic to this day, with or without the targa roof. Well say it’s been around the block, but in fact this little beauty has only covered 24,000 miles so not only is it rare, but it’s low mileage too.
The Dino may not be the fastest Ferrari going but the 195bhp 2.4 litre V6 engine is still able to propel the Dino to a top speed of 146mph. The car comes complete with original handbooks and invoices, plus it also carries Ferrari Classiche certification..
Hexagon Classics Chairman Paul Michaels said: “This is one very special Dino indeed. Not only does it have a famous previous owner in the shape of Ross Brawn, but it is also one of the rarest in the world. The factory-fitted ‘Flares’ package is rightly highly desirable – those stunning Campagnolo wheels, wider track and, of course, flared arches, are subtle yet stunning additions to an already striking car.
“Factor in the retro-fitted Daytona seats, right-hand drive and its status as the penultimate Dino to be brought to the UK and you have a very collectable classic Ferrari. This is without doubt a wonderful opportunity to purchase one of the finest Dinos currently on sale anywhere.”