Ferrari’s drop-dead Dino 206 S racer was not only beautiful to behold, but able to beat formidable rivals like the Porsche 904 with ease.

Pictured here during a pit stop at Nürburgring in 1966, it became the basis for Pininfarina’s Dino 206 GT, Ferrari’s first mid-engined road car.

It was considered a risky move for the marque, to the extent that the new model didn’t even get a Ferrari badge on it.

Once again, however, good looks—and great genes—have stood the test of time…

[image via Good Old Valves]