Artcurial Motorcars will sell the one-of Dino 206 P Berlinetta Speciale chasis 0840.
It was first seen at the 1965 Paris Motor Show, one year before the launch of the famous production car.
Aldo Brovarone was responsible for styling the Berlinetta Speciale at Pininfarina. He started with a competition Dino 206 P chassis and made a low-slung closed-cockpit prototype.
The most striking feature of the Berlinetta Speciale is the quadruple headlights enclosed in a one piece polycarbinate nose. This was dropped by Leonardo Fioravanti for the production version which appeared at the 1966 Turin Motor Show.
This car was donated to the Musée de l’Automobile in Le Mans, France and has lived a sheltered life. The oppurtunity to buy the prototype is a once-in-a-lifetime oppurtunity.
Artcurial describe the sale: “This very special prototype will be presented for sale at the Retromobile Salon in Paris on 10 February 2017, some 52 years after it was first exhibited by Pininfarina at the 1965 Paris Motor Show. The one-off model was built at the request of Enzo Ferrari and paved the way for one of the marque’s most well-known models, the Ferrari Dino. Built on chassis 206P #0840, a type 585 competition tubular chassis, the prototype was designed by Leonardo Fioravanti. In 1967 the car was offered by Pininfarina, with the agreement of Enzo Ferrari, to the Musée de l’Automobile at Le Mans, where it has been exhibited ever since.”