1973 Ferrari 246 Dino GTS

Vehicle Description

Ferrari’s iconic Dino was first shown to the world as a prototype at the 1965 Paris Motor Show. The car morphed into the 206GT of which only 150 cars were built from 1967 to 1969. This car was built with an all alloy body and had a 1987cc V6 engine. In 1969 the 246GT was released, which whilst a similar looking car in many ways was actually quite different. The car sat 3” taller than its predecessor and the body was now built from steel. Mechanically the ‘new car’ was powered by a 2418cc V6 engine. Enzo was keen to tackle Porsche head on and to do this he needed to increase production. The Dino was a hit and circa 4,000 of these cars (both the 246GT and 246 GTS) were built from 1969 to 1974.

Concerned at how the world would accept his lower priced, ‘affordable’ 6 cylinder sports car and that a ‘cheaper car’ may diminish the Ferrari brand, Enzo Ferrari decided the car would not carry the badge of the prancing horse. Rather it simply be known as a ’Dino’ to also commemorate the life of his son who designed the 6 cylinder engine.
Today the world knows the Dino as a Ferrari, and a real one at that! These beautiful little cars are adored by car people across the world and good ones are most sought after.

This Ferrari Dino 246 GTS is presented in superb condition throughout, and accompanied by a wonderful history file. The odometer shows the car has covered just 21,000 genuine miles from new.
 
Chassis number 06188 remains a very original UK RHD example and has remained in the same ownership for the past 50 years with just 2 owners from new. 
 
Today, this Dino 246 GTS still presents in superb condition. The bodywork is in great shape, with impressive shut lines and panel gaps, and the Blue Dino Metallizzato paint showcases the car’s curves perfectly. In the cabin, the correct upholstery presents beautifully with the addition of Daytona style seats. The rest of the trim is equally impressive, and the metal door furniture and switchgear are all in excellent condition. The gear knob is to the correct specification, as is the steering wheel.
 
All in all, it remains a perfect matching numbers example. Driving and presenting superbly, it is now ready to delight a new owner.

 

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