1958 Ferrari Dino 196 S

At first sight this car looks just like a slightly smaller version of the 250 Testa Rossa, but on closer inspection it becomes clear that the transparent air intake over the carburettors has six instead of 12 intake trumpets.

The body is of a style very much in vogue in between 1958 and 1960 and in fact, it pops up again on the other sports model with a Dino engine, the 246 S.

The two-litre version’s engine performed brilliantly and the car triumphed in its class over and over again before making way for the more powerful 246 model.

Ferrari Dino 196 S Technical Specifications

Year of Manufacture – 1958

type front, longitudinal 65° V6
bore/stroke 77 x 71 mm
unitary displacement 330.62 cc
total displacement 1983.72 cc
compression ratio 9.8 : 1
maximum power 143 kW (195 hp) at 7200 rpm
power per litre 98 hp/l
maximum torque
valve actuation twin overhead camshaft per bank, two valves per cylinder
fuel feed three Weber 42 DCN carburettors
ignition two spark plugs per cylinder, two magnetos
lubrication dry sump
clutch multi-plate
frame tubular steel
front suspension independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs,hydraulic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
rear suspension live axle, coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers
brakes drums
transmission 4-speed + reverse
steering worm and sector
fuel tank capacity 130 litres
front tyres 5.50 x 16
rear tyres 6.50 x 16
type two-seater spider
wheelbase 2220 mm
front track 1240 mm
rear track 1200 mm
top speed 250 km/h
acceleration 0-100 km/h
0-400 m
0-1000 m

Ferrari Dino 196 S Valuations