2020 Bonhams Paris Sale (Ferrari Dino Announcement)

A 1966 Ferrari Dino 206S/SP Sports Prototype is one of the top cars on offer at the Bonhams Paris classic car auction during Rétromobile 2020.

1966 Ferrari Dino 206S/SP Sports Prototype on offer at Bonhams Paris 2020 auction
© Courtesy of Bonhams

Bonhams announced a rare and desirable 1966 Ferrari Dino 206S/SP Sports Prototype, with a successful racing history, as a headline car for the Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais in Paris on 6 February 2020. This lightweight Dino, which was rebodied into its current ‘Montagna’ form in 1969, was in the private collection of Jacques Setton since 1984. It was previously owned by Pierre Bardinon. The Ferrari Dino joins a fine variety of prewar Bugattis and Mercedes-Benz cars at the premier annual classic car auction week in Europe.

1966 Ferrari Dino 206S/SP Sports Prototype

1966 Ferrari Dino 206S/SP Sports Prototype on offer at Bonhams Paris 2020 auction
© Courtesy of Bonhams

The 1966 Ferrari Dino 206S/SP Sports Prototype, chassis 022, (estimate: Refer to Department), on offer at the Bonhams Paris 2020 sale is one of only 18 produced making it one of the rarest ‘customer’ Ferraris. It is offered direct from the renowned private collection of Jacques Setton, French businessman (formerly CEO of the Pioneer Fuji Group) and respected car connoisseur, who has owned the car since 1984. Estimate is on request. 

This Rosso Corsa (racing red) example of the svelte and agile Ferrari-built sports prototype has the matching original engine and chassis numbers 022. Its provenance includes ownership by two other important French Ferrari collectors – Jess G Pourret and, from 1976, Pierre Bardinon, an heir to the Chapal leather and fur dynasty, whose personal Ferrari collection was renowned for comprising the ‘best of the best.’ 

1966 Ferrari Dino 206S/SP Sports Prototype Racing History

The early racing history of the 1966 Ferrari Dino 206S/SP Sports Prototype, chassis 022, includes success in both Italian national hill-climb competitions and at FIA World Championship level. Its first owner was Sicilian racing driver Clemente Ravetto, who drove 022 in the major Monza 1,000Kms before setting second-fastest time in his native island’s Monte Pellegrino hill climb.  

The Dino 206 S was originally designated to compete in the 1966 2-litre Group 4 sportscar category, powered by a 2-litre development of the 65-degree V6 engine conceived 10 years earlier for Enzo Ferrari, in tribute to his beloved son Dino who died in 1956 at the age of just 24. The power unit was co-engineered by famed former Alfa Romeo and Lancia designer Vittorio Jano. 

In its original 1966 aerodynamic body shell – hand-crafted by Piero Drogo’s Modena-based Carrozzeria Sports Cars company – the Dino 206 S was much admired for its close resemblance to the graceful rocket-ship-like V12-engined Ferrari 330P3 endurance racing car. 

022’s second owner after Ravetto was prominent fellow Sicilian driver Pietro Lo Piccolo. In a three-year campaign with his car, Lo Piccolo accumulated considerable hill-climb success at such challenging venues as Cefalu-Gibilmanna and Val d’Anapo-Sortino. 

1966 Ferrari Dino 206S/SP Sports Prototype Montagna Body

In 1969, following the fitting of a new custom-made Ferrari 212 E-style ‘Montagna’ lightweight body, Lo Piccolo won six important National events. In 1970, 022 tackled its most important race – the renowned Targo Florio road race – finishing second in the 2-litre Prototype class, before subsequently winning the Coppa Faro plus three further hill climbs. 

Malcolm Barber, co-chairman of Bonhams, said: “This car represents an important milestone in the development of the celebrated Dino. Bonhams is delighted to have been entrusted by Mr Setton with offering this desirable and significant motor car at the ninth edition of our Grand Palais Sale.”

Paris Retromobile Week Auctions 2020

Classic Car Auctions

The traditional Paris Rétromobile Week auctions in early February include:

  • Bonhams: Les Grandes Marques au Grand Palais Sale on 6 February 2020.
  • Artcurial: Rétromobile Classic Car Auctions on 7 – 9 February 2020.
  • RM Sotheby’s: Paris Auction at Place Vauban on 5 February 2020.

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