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3 July 2018

50 years of Dino - Maranello's magic celebration

By Mitchell TulkMitchell Tulk
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  • 2018 Dino 50th anniversary | hero gallery | press images 2018 Dino 50th anniversary | hero gallery | press images
  • 2018 Dino 50th anniversary | hero gallery | press images 2018 Dino 50th anniversary | hero gallery | press images
  • 2018 Dino 50th anniversary | hero gallery | press images 2018 Dino 50th anniversary | hero gallery | press images
  • 2018 Dino 50th anniversary | hero gallery | press images 2018 Dino 50th anniversary | hero gallery | press images
  • 2018 Dino 50th anniversary | hero gallery | press images 2018 Dino 50th anniversary | hero gallery | press images
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Never designed to wear the Ferrari badge, this mid-engine beauty has hit the half century.

Created in 1967 and named after Enzo Ferrari’s son, the Dino brand was established to offer an ‘affordable’ sports car to take on the likes of the Porsche 911.

It’s been 50 years since the first car went on sale in March '68 and to celebrate, more than 150 cars passed through Maranello, before parading around the Fiorano test track. Later, more than 300 Dino owners took a factory tour.

All Dino models were accounted for including the V6 206 GT, 246 GT and GTS along with the V8-powered 308 GT4.

While many don’t consider Dinos to be ‘real’ Ferraris (only the 308 GT4 wore the Prancing horse badge), there’s a strong following for these cars and this meeting proves it will only continue to grow.

Do you consider Dinos to be real Ferraris? Let us know in the comments.