I have always had a soft spot for Dino 246s and think I might have found one of interest. In the past when I have looked at them, fitting comfortably behind the wheel has always been an issue (I am 6'2"). I did not want to buy an original car and then start to modify the cabin by remounting the seats and rails to make it comfortable. However one is coming up for sale that has been raced, and then restored to road spec. Hence it has already had the interior modified.
What are the key things I should look for before buying?
I remember when I first got hold of my Dino, I thought it was a bit cramped. However, you would adapt and begin to appreciate the "tightness", contrary to what you may believe. Of course, you cannot compare the comfort space against other V12s. Depending on how you look at things, the tighness contributes to the driving stance of Dino. Yes, you might have to splay out your ankles more, your ankle touches the steering knob, you'll bump your head here and there, but all of that are the traits. The exact steering feel/feedback, much lower profile, excellent body balance, going round corners with virtual no tipping, ...this car was made for winding, uphill roads. Yet, still an excellent, gratifying as GT, going down highways in high speed. The balance, the sidemounted V6 engine music right behind your back, the visual humps on both ends as you view thru widnshield, they all make Dino an etheral experience that is quite unlike other Fcars. If V12 sounds' like symphony, then Dino sounds like younger, rock singer.
Key things to consider are basically the same for all. Looks like this car is highly modified. It would be great if the current owner possess the original parts. Very often, people are not aware of the fact that parts are not correct, such as bumpers, steering wheel, etc. It would be ideal if you can test drive this car, Boxer.
Let me attach some pics of another modified Dino that I saw few years ago. If I can be of any help, Boxer, and if I can answer, I am more than willing.
By the way, what are the facts, like year model, model type (L,M, or E)., etc. ?
Good luck and keep us updated. w/ smiles Jimmy