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Does anyone know what colour this Dino 246 is?

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  1. ozmorse

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  2. TonyL

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    Nice colour, could be :-

    Argento Auteuil Mettalic 106-E-1
    Celeste Mettalic 106-A-16
    or special colours Argento or Grigio Argento

    Black baseline is all wrong imo
     
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    great and thanks
     
  5. Pmo75

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    and does anybody know what the original color of the car was (outside/inside)? the catalogue says it was painted in Auteuil in 1988, but no mention of original set up...
    the car is driver level, but had quality owners, so could be interesting.

    TonyL, what's with the baseline? I can't see pics of the underbody on RM;s and bonhams' descriptions.
     
  6. TonyL

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    post up the chassis no and there are some on here that may be able to help

    the black waistline isnt correct imo for the M / E series, it should extend from the side cills to the front and rear clip.

    The web site shows a front view of what looks like the same car? It has a M series front clip but rear is E series (license plate lamp)
     
  7. Pmo75

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    Thanks Tony that’s helpful.
    Chassis is 02828 according to RM. it’s probable that the 1988 restoration wasn’t done to current standards.
     
  8. Marcel Massini

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    Born Viola 106-A-71 with Beige 430 interior.

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    Its a early e series 246 so the front nose clip doesn't appear to correct, it has M series inlets below the front bumper.

    Tony
     
  10. Pmo75

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    Thank you Marcel, thank you Tony,
    viola is not for the faint of heart!
     
  11. 4CamGT

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    Early E-Series has the M-Series inlets. Mine is 03932 and has the M-Series inlets.
     
  12. TonyL

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    Didnt know that, thanks for the clarification.
    Do you know when the air inlets changed?
     
  13. isuk

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    The revised front clip on the E series was introduced in late 1972 Tony, possibly after the factory summer shut down.
     
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