The Ferrari Owners Club of Great Britain marks 50 years of the mid-engined Dino models giving visitors to this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, a stunning selection of Italian exotica to admire.
This year marks 50 years since the Dino was launched, a model that was named after Enzo Ferrari’s late son, Alfredo. The 206GT made its debut in 1968 and a year later it was replaced by the 246GT that featured a larger V6 engine and a longer wheelbase. Available with coupe or Targa-style GTS bodywork, four examples will feature on the Club’s stand.
One of those 246GTs belongs to Anthony Attwood who has owned the car for more than 20 years. Recently the subject of a comprehensive restoration, it currently competes in the Club’s hill climb series visiting historic venues such as Prescott and Shelsley Walsh.
Also on display will be a 308GT4 owned by Ray Ferguson who entered the car into this year’s Club concours. The company’s first model to feature a mid-mounted V8 engine, the GT4 was unveiled at the 1973 Paris Motor Show and it retained the Dino name until 1976 when it was re-badged as a Ferrari and remained in production until 1980.
For fans of more modern Ferraris, the 488 Challenge car is special indeed. Built for the one-make Challenge race series that has been running for more than 20 years, it is the most powerful model yet and the first to feature a turbocharged engine. Power comes from a 3.9-litre V8 producing 670hp and the car boasts an advanced aerodynamics package for breath-taking performance on the track.
Few cars grab the attention quite like a Ferrari, so make sure you visit Stand 335 in Hall 1 to enjoy a very special celebration.
The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, is the World’s largest gathering of classic motoring clubs with around 300 in attendance over the three-day show and 3,000 vehicles on display.
For more information as well as all the ticket prices and booking details, visit www.necclassicmotorshow.com