It is probably true that three of my five favourite road cars are Ferraris. Naturally I can’t afford any of them but even if I could, I’d probably not have either an F40 or a LaFerrari because both break the one rule by which, after far too many lessons learned the hard way, all my car buying decisions are now governed. Know what you’re going to do with it.
But a Dino, a little early ’70s 246GT? I know exactly what I’d do with that, which is pretty much everything. Compact yet surprisingly usable thanks to its big boot, with performance and handling you can exploit in public, it’s a car you’d enjoy whether taking it on holiday or simply to the pub.
There is another reason these cars are close to my heart because a Dino was the first Ferrari in which I travelled. What’s more it belonged to my father. Briefly.