Artcurial had the distinction to offer the sole Dino Berlinetta Speciale at their annual Rétromobile sale.
It fecthed €4 390 400 or $4,653,824 USD.
But the car never should have been offered in the first place.
That’s because it was donated to the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) in 1966 by Sergio Pininfarina and Ferrari in remeberance of Jean-Baptiste Farina. Jean-Baptiste was Sergio’s father who coveted the small prototype and was also heavily involved with the ACO.
So now, 50 years later the ACO has sold what has to be the most original Ferrari protoype in existance.
Matthias Bartz of the “Dino Compendium” says: “Here is a unique opportunity to acquire one of the most important, if not the most important, concept car to come from the collaboration between Ferrari and Pininfarina. A unique piece of automobile design history with styling as beautiful as any masterpiece in the history of art.”
Mattias also writes that “The engine is present with all accessories (carburettors, distributors, ignition coils, exhaust, cooling system with radiator, expansion vessel and lines…), but missing all internal moving components such as rods, pistons and crank. The gearbox case appears to be empty, with what seems to be a dummy gear lever fixed to the neutral position”, so some serious work will be needed to get the car running.
Artcurial reports that the car was sold to Europe so let’s see where it appears next.