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A rather exquisite Ferrari prototype is all set to go up for auction at the 2017 Arcturial Retromobile auction in February 2017.
The prototype, which was called the Ferrari Dino 206 P Berlinette Speciale may set a record for a Dino, with its price estimated to go past $750,000 (Rs. 5.02 Crore).
The Ferrari Dino 206 P Berlinette Speciale prototype was built for the 1956 Paris Motor Show. At the show, the prototype was shown off by Pininfarina but was exhibited under the Dino badge alone. Two years later, the Dino 206GT went into production.
The Dino prototype featured 2.0-litre V6 that was mounted in the middle of the car. The curvy body of the car, which inspired cars like the Ferrari 308, 328 and 288 GTO as time went on, sat on tubular chassis from a Ferrari 206P racing car.
The name 'Dino' has a rather special meaning to any Ferrari enthusiast. Dino was the nickname Alfredo, the first son of Ferrari founder Enzo Ferrari.
Dino Ferrari is widely credited for the 750 Monza racing car and he also worked on the 1.5-litre V6 that was later put to use in Ferrari's F1 car. Enzo Ferrari named the Dino line of cars after his son, who died at the age of 24, from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, in 1956.