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1972 Dino (Ferrari) 246 GTS Serial Number 03916

 

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We are pleased to offer 1972 Dino (Ferrari) 246 GTS s/n 03916, a double class winning and very well documented Dino Spyder which has had only two ultra-meticulous owners over the last seventeen years. From new in Argento Auteuil Metallizzato 106-E-1 (Anthracite metallic), finished with excellent tan leather Daytona seats with black Daytona inserts with black carpets, a very elegant and desirable color combination. In 2014, Ferrari 246 GTS s/n 03916 was treated to a full strip and paint cosmetic preparation for the Cavallino Classic by Tom Papadopoulos, Autosport Designs, Inc. Dino 246 GTS s/n 03916 was disassembled, stripped and painted to Platinum level with obsessive-compulsive attention to exterior, interior, under-hood and front compartment cosmetic details. Total invoice was $69,356.58. In 2015, 246 GTS s/n 03916 was finished, sorted and mechanically prepared by Autosport Designs, Inc. The major service included all fluids, ignition timing, adjust carbs, a new clutch assembly, a four-wheel alignment, all new fuses, the vent glass was refinished, new door seals were installed, a period correct Becker radio was installed, all five Cromodora wheels were refinished, a correct spare was fitted, all seat hardware and slides were replaced, a new windshield wiper motor was installed, the original ANSA muffler was re-skinned and much more. Total invoice was $22,364.57. Copies of the invoices from Autosport Design are on file, total invoices: $91,721.15. E-mail or call for copies by PDF. Complete with the full set of books, with a period correct warranty card and the leather carrying pouch and the full set of tools and a jack kit as needed for a Platinum level finish. In 2015, on January 20-25, 246 GTS s/n 03916 was shown at the Cavallino Classic at the Breakers Resort, winning a coveted Platinum award.

The 246 GT coupes and the later 246 GTS spyders were the first evolution of Ferrari’s higher-volume, smaller-engine exotics, meant to appeal to a larger market than the flagship V-12s, and were the first of the long line of V6 and V8 Ferraris that have evolved into a massive commercial success for Ferrari. Named after Enzo Ferrari’’s son, Alfredino, who died in 1956 at the age of 24 of muscular dystrophy, the Dino was the first of the “baby” Ferraris — smaller, lighter and more nimble than the larger 12-cylinder street Ferraris. Its transverse mid-engine was a Ferrari first in a street car, and the four-cam V6 shows its direct racing heritage from the V6 powered 206 SP and V6 powered F2 Ferraris. The sleek and sensuous Pininfarina designed and Scaglietti built 246 stands as one of the most beautiful and exotic street model Ferraris ever built, epitomizing the Enzo-era Ferraris. Thanks to the Dino’s low sweeping body lines and the sounds of the well-proven, low-maintenance, high-revving V-6 right behind your seat, every trip to dinner, Sunday brunch or your local coffee shop sounds, drives and feels like a qualifying lap at Sebring.

Needless to say, 246 GTS s/n 03916 has Platinum show-quality paint over a mirror smooth body. The tan with black “Daytona” leather seats are in show-level condition, and the black carpeting is flawless. The overall attention to detail is obsessive, with all the right plating, detail paint finishes, decals and labels. Fitted with an excellent set of Michelin XWX tires. From new with A/C and P/W. Show level detailing in the engine and under-hood compartments. All systems work as they should, runs and drives as-new. On our test drive, second gear synchro was excellent and the engine pulled strongly once warmed, giving a wonderfully driving car. 246 GTS s/n 03916 is an award-winning, pride-of-ownership 246 GTS.

We last sold 246 GTS s/n 03916 in January of 2012 with 36,941 miles. Today, six years later, s/n 03916 has only 37,609 miles, so only 668 miles in six years of ownership. Indeed, with only 37,609 from new, this Platinum level Dino had been driven an average of only 835 miles per year over the last 45 years! As a fully sorted Amelia Island Sports and GT Award winning car, and a Platinum winning Ferrari at Cavallino only last year, the paint, panel fit, interior and indeed every component are as-new or better. Complete with the leather pouch, owner’s manual and parts book, period warranty card, the complete tool set, tool roll, jack and the jack kit. We welcome any mechanical or body inspection. Priced right and seriously for sale at $339,500.

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