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 exhibited by Pininfarina at the 1965 Paris Motor Show. The one-off model, built at the request of Enzo Ferrari, paved the way for one of the marque’s most well-known and best-loved models, the Ferrari Dino. Built on chassis 206P #0840, a type 585 competition tubular chassis, this Dino prototype, designed by Leonardo Fioravanti, is the very essence of the new period of design at Ferrari, anticipating the Dino 206 and 246 GT, and later the 308, 328 and 288 GTO.
Key features of the car, such as the concave side air intakes and the styling of the front wings and rear window, were incorporated into the final production model. This remains, however, a highly distinctive and totally unique prototype.