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    Thread: 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Photo Shoot

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      10-16-2007 03:35 PM #1
      Still working my way through all the pics. I should end up with atleast double what I currently have edited. These and more in higher resolution (1920x1280) here:
      http://desert-motors.com/cpg/t...m=101




      Modified by pat_ernzen at 2:54 PM 10-16-2007


    2. 10-16-2007 03:36 PM #2
      Gorgeous.

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      10-16-2007 03:37 PM #3
      Whooa.
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    4. 10-16-2007 03:41 PM #4
      The first and last pic posted in the series are so completely hot. Well done!

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      10-16-2007 03:41 PM #6
      Beautiful... but I'll take mine in classic Rosso Corsa please.

    7. 10-16-2007 03:41 PM #7
      Pat, once again, amazing work!

      I wished you lived in Indy and could shoot my old Z. I'd love to have some decent shots of my car to frame.


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      10-16-2007 03:43 PM #8
      Ya know....from the side, I see a lot of that in the Cayman.
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      10-16-2007 03:44 PM #9
      Beautiful photos of a beautiful example. Do you mind me using a shot or two for my desktop?

      The Dino still ranks as my most favorite Ferrari to drive- as well as look at. They are so wonderfully supple and communicative from the driver's seat. The chassis has that taught yet light on it's feet feel that so many cars lack these days. And that glorious little V6 thrives on revs and rewards with a throaty, guttural sound track. Did I mention the view through the almost-panoramic windscreen and over the lusciously curved fenders? Oh, man. I miss driving that car so much... I need a fix!

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    10. 10-16-2007 03:46 PM #10
      It's wondermous, I garontee!

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      10-16-2007 03:47 PM #11
      Hmph. I don't know why I never used to like the Dino before. That's sharp. Nice pics
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      10-16-2007 03:49 PM #12
      great pics! who's car?

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      10-16-2007 03:50 PM #13
      technically..the Dino was never officially a Ferrari....thus the Dino badge.

    14. 10-16-2007 03:53 PM #14

      my pants. they are now tighter.

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      10-16-2007 03:56 PM #17
      Quote, originally posted by LSinLV »
      technically..the Dino was never officially a Ferrari....thus the Dino badge.

      Technically schmechnically- drive one and you know it's a Ferrari!

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    18. 10-16-2007 05:20 PM #18
      Nice pics. Great job

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      ill pop for the obligatory thanks for the new wallpaper

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      10-16-2007 10:32 PM #20
      Wow, Pat, awesome as usual.

      Tell me, were some of these anywhere near Deer Valley? Squaw Peak, maybe? Some of those buttes look extremely familiar, I just can't place them.

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      10-18-2007 05:04 AM #22
      Thanks everyone, glad you like them.
      Quote, originally posted by sullie »
      Pat, once again, amazing work!
      I wished you lived in Indy and could shoot my old Z. I'd love to have some decent shots of my car to frame.

      That would indeed be cool. I love Datsun Z's.
      Quote, originally posted by borapumpkin »
      great pics! who's car?

      A guy named Pietro who I met through the local Ferrari club. Cool guy and the car has been in his family for over thirty years.
      Quote, originally posted by LSinLV »
      technically..the Dino was never officially a Ferrari....thus the Dino badge.

      It's a Ferrari in the same way that a Scion is a Toyota, correct? Also, if that's the case, what's the deal with the shields and "Ferrari" emblem on the trunk lid? Were those added?
      Quote, originally posted by PJA »
      Wow, Pat, awesome as usual.
      Tell me, were some of these anywhere near Deer Valley? Squaw Peak, maybe? Some of those buttes look extremely familiar, I just can't place them.

      It was indeed. Right near Deer Valley Rd and 67th Ave.

      EDIT: Oh, and one more thing, it's actually a '71, not '72.


      Modified by pat_ernzen at 2:34 AM 10-18-2007


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      10-18-2007 05:35 AM #23
      Quote, originally posted by pat_ernzen »

      It's a Ferrari in the same way that a Scion is a Toyota, correct? Also, if that's the case, what's the deal with the shields and "Ferrari" emblem on the trunk lid? Were those added?

      I think they probably were added. I was watching an auction the other day and they were selling one and they mentioned that from the factory they did not have Ferrari badges, but owners added their own.

      Quote, originally posted by Wiki »
      Dino was a brand for mid-engined, rear-drive sports cars produced by Ferrari from 1968 to 1976. The Dino brand was meant to be used for cars with engines that had fewer than 12 cylinders, reserving the Ferrari name for the V-12 and flat 12 models. The Dino name was retired after that point, in favour of conventional Ferrari branding. The Dino brand was an attempt by Ferrari to produce a relatively low cost sports car by using components from other vehicles

      The "Dino" brand was created to market a lower priced, "affordable" sports car. The first brochure described the Dino as "almost a Ferrari". Ferrari intended to do battle in the marketplace with Porsche and its 911. The more expensive road going Ferrari V12's of the time were no match at their much higher price point. But Enzo did not want to diminish the Ferrari brand with a cheaper car, and so "Dino" was born.

      Awesome pictures as always. I never knew AZ had so many amazing cars til I saw your pictures.

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      10-18-2007 06:15 AM #24
      This car was never ever referred to as a Ferrari by the factory.
      It did come with the prancing horse from the factory, but never any
      Ferrari script, which you will find some idiots placing on the cars. The dual tags this owner applied ruins the clean lines of the cars rear.

      "Ferrari, why don't you put my son's prancing horse on your cars, ...it would bring you luck." -- Countess Paolina - 1923, Ravenna


      Modified by anothercar at 6:23 AM 10-18-2007

      He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher...or, as his ex-wife would have it, an idiot.

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      10-18-2007 06:33 AM #25
      Quote, originally posted by anothercar »
      The dual tags this owner applied ruins the clean lines of the cars rear.

      When you say "dual tags", do you mean both plates? While I agree that I don't really like it, I think it's cool that he's kept the Italian plates in place. He showed me photos of the car with him as a child and his father standing next to it from something like 1974. The photos were taken in Italy and those very plates were on it.

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      10-18-2007 06:37 AM #26
      Yes, license plates...really clutters it up.

      He may be able to apply for tagless status, depending upon his state. California and Ny allow it, for example.

      The Ferrari lettering, on the top of the boot, was added, and makes Baby Jesus Weep.


      Modified by anothercar at 6:39 AM 10-18-2007

      He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher...or, as his ex-wife would have it, an idiot.

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      10-18-2007 06:51 AM #27
      A few more shots.


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      10-18-2007 06:55 AM #28
      I have always loved the mousehair dash on the 246, if you look at an F40 you can see the factories attempt to duplicate with modern materials.

      As a side note, my friend in college bought a 246 for 9 grand and parked it on campus. In Hempstead. He also carried a semiautomatic. Fun days.

      Very few cars sing as sweetly as a 246, shame the prices are often well above 100k for these little guys.

      He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher...or, as his ex-wife would have it, an idiot.

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      10-18-2007 08:08 AM #29
      Quote, originally posted by anothercar »
      Very few cars sing as sweetly as a 246, shame the prices are often well above 100k for these little guys.

      It's only recently that the prices went crazy, though. Hopefully they come back down, like the Daytonas did.

      Oh and -- thank you for the beautiful pics!

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      absolutely gorgeous!
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      10-18-2007 08:22 AM #31
      i've always loved the looks of these cars. the lines flow so well. i think it has such a unique and pretty design. i want to see one in real life... dayton, oh doesn't really have this kind of stuff driving around.

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      10-18-2007 09:25 AM #32
      Quote, originally posted by anothercar »
      This car was never ever referred to as a Ferrari by the factory.
      It did come with the prancing horse from the factory, but never any
      Ferrari script, which you will find some idiots placing on the cars. The dual tags this owner applied ruins the clean lines of the cars rear.

      "Ferrari, why don't you put my son's prancing horse on your cars, ...it would bring you luck." -- Countess Paolina - 1923, Ravenna


      Modified by anothercar at 6:23 AM 10-18-2007

      Thank you, I never knew that was why he chose the prancing horse!


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      10-19-2007 12:59 AM #33
      nice. my father restored one of these from the ground up. did you happen to note the VIN? his was 04796. i have pictures from about 1985 if you're interested.
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      10-19-2007 01:01 AM #34
      Quote, originally posted by pat_ernzen »
      what's the deal with the shields and "Ferrari" emblem on the trunk lid? Were those added?

      these were absolutely added, as was the rear foglight. i have the OEM bodywork catalogue sitting right here next to me

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      10-19-2007 01:02 AM #35
      Ahh, so the lobby is not worth it anymore, that you are whoring your pics here?


      Just kidding!!

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