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1974 Dino (Ferrari) 246 GTS Serial Number 08284


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We are pleased to offer 1974 Dino (Ferrari) 246 GTS s/n 08284, a very well documented Dino which had only one owner for twenty-one years, from 1992 to 2013. From new in Argento Auteuil Metallizzato 106-E-1 - ROSSO VM3171 (silver) with dark red leather seats with black Daytona inserts with dark red carpets, a very elegant and desirable color combination. Very high chassis number with a May 1974 build date, only one month before Dino production ended. Only 35,868 miles from new for an average of only 874 miles per year over the last 41 years! Treated to a complete mechanical restoration by Specialty Sports Car Inc., Columbus, Ohio, invoice number 6919. Engine rebuilt with valves, new pistons, rings, pins, main and rod bearings, and timing chains, cylinder head studs, water pump rebuild, new clutch, pressure plate and throw out bearing in November 2009, so only seven years ago. Total invoice $24,647.28 Has all service records from Specialty Sports car, copies on file, total invoices $55,675.50. Pre-sale inspection in process, call for a copy by PDF.

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.

Nice older silver paint over a very straight body. Good older dark red “Daytona” leather seats and dark red carpets. Fitted with an excellent set of Michelin MXV4 tires. From new with A/C and P/W. Very nicely detailed engine compartment. All systems work as they should, runs and drives well. On our test drive, second gear synchro was good and the engine pulled strongly once warmed, giving a wonderfully driving car. Very clean rust free chassis and lower floor. 246 GTS s/n 08284 shows well and drives like a near-new, pride-of-ownership 246 GTS. Known ownership back to John Aldeborgh, Poughkeepsie NY, the first owner and Wide World of Cars, the original selling dealer. 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 Starbucks sounds, drives and feels like a qualifying lap at Sebring. We last sold 246 GTS s/n 08284 in Feb. of 2014, to the fourth owner, since then she has gone only 309 miles in two-and-half years. We welcome any mechanical or body inspection. A real “time capsule” that’s well sorted with good paint, excellent panel fit and good older leather. Priced right and seriously for sale at $299,500 or best offer.

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