We are pleased to offer 206 SP replica s/n 1508, built on the chassis of 1971 Euro model 246 Dino GT s/n 1508 GT as a base, fitted with an all-alloy body beautifully hand-crafted in Italy. This car started life as an Euro-spec Ferrari 246 GT Dino supplied new to Italy in 1971, imported into the US in 1975 and crashed shortly after being imported. The damaged body, engine and gearbox were removed and so s/n 1508 GT became a bare frame with suspension. In 1990 our company sold chassis s/n 1508 GT (along with 246 GT chassis s/n 3114 GT and 246 GT chassis s/n 7520 GT) to Italy as projects. Once in Italy chassis s/n 1508 was fitted with an all-new lightweight alloy ‘206 SP’ body by well known and talented Carrozzeria Giordenengo in Cuneo, Italy, correctly made in aluminum alloy as per the original 206 but with the wheelbase extended by 100mm (4 inches) to match with the 246 chassis and to provide more cockpit area and comfort. The ’71 246 GT chassis was also modified to accept a longitudinally-mounted Ferrari 206 Dino alloy block engine. Once the chassis and body were completed the project was one of three bare bodies mounted on rolling chassis sold in 1992 by Giovanni Giordenengo to Oliver Kuttner at Griffon Motors in Virginia , including a 250 GTO body and a 250 California Spyder body, both mounted on 250 GT frames, plus this car s/n 1508 GT.
Once with Griffon Motors in Virginia an alloy 2-liter 206 engine was sent to Bob Wallace in Phoenix for a rebuilt to racing specs. Lightweight higher compression pistons, racing spec cams, a balanced crankshaft, connecting rods and flywheel were fitted, topped off with Triple 40 DCNF Weber carburetors. An original Magneti Marelli Dinoplex ignition provides the spark while tubular headers made for a free-flowing exhaust. The engine was mated with an Alpine 110A UN1 5-speed transaxle while an original-style oil cooler and radiator keep everything cool. Fuel and coolant all flow through aeroquip lines. The front and rear suspension were modified to suit the SP specifications, inboard rear disc brakes were installed to match the original Factory built 206 SPs, and the suspension is mounted on a correctly sized set of new 206 SP Center Lock Wheels by Tecnomagnesio wheels in Turin, Italy fitted with Avon radial tires.
The interior has been trimmed in pleated red leather and a full set of instruments were installed with a large Veglia tachometer mounted front and center. Both seats are fitted with Sabelt racing seat belts. The windshield, back window and door windows have been re-produced from lightweight Perspex and the “Targa” roof section is removable. Small dual rear view mirrors are mounted on pedestals to see over the rear fender haunches. Twin alloy fuel tanks have been installed either side of the engine bay and are filled through a period-correct fuel filler cap. An aluminum water reservoir helps keep it cool while an aluminum catch tank collects any fumes. A fire-bottle and electrical cut off switch were added for safety while a built-in battery charger keeps the power up when not in use. Access panels such as the hood air vent are attached with quick release racing dzus fasteners for quick and easy access. All road-going and safety equipment were added including head, tail and brake lights, windshield wipers, windshield squirters, turn signals and an emergency brake for parking, plus a full set of gauges including a small speedometer
When completed in 1993 206 SP replica s/n 1508 was sold to Werner Schmidt who had married into the Lebkuchen Cookie empire in Schwaig, Germany and entered in numerous events such as the 1994 Kitzbuheler Alpen Rallye and later in the 2006 Credit Suisse Goodwood Rally before moving to England in 2012. Most recently it was entered in the Brooklands Auto Italia event in 2019. Once in the UK, the car was subject to further attention from highly regarded classic specialists, Sherwood Restorations. The scope of work included some bodywork, a full re-paint in Rosso Corsa, a new custom-made windscreen (with a spare which comes with the car), a cabin re-trim and various other works to bring this fascinating 206 SP re-creation up to its best. It must be noted that the standard of finish is remarkable and a pre-purchase inspection of this vehicle is recommended with no disappointment expected.
206 SP replica s/n 1508 is road registered as a 1971 year model and has both an English title and current FIVA papers and therefore is both street legal and eligible for all sorts of Tours and Road Rallies. 206 SP replica s/n 1508 is recorded in the Ferrari World Book -Handbuch Der Ferrari Seriennummern 1947 – 2007 which details all known Ferraris and chassis records. It is described as `chassis 01508 – Type 246 Red Dino 206 Replica’ which underlines its provenance. Accompanying the car is an equally fascinating and detailed history file including a copy of the FIVA Identity Card granted in 2012, current UK registration papers (V5c), copies of previous German registration papers, details and invoices for restorations works by Sherwood Restorations, invoices from other more recent mechanical maintenance works, old MOT Certificates, correspondence between previous owners, the Ferrari Owners Club UK and copies of paperwork from America. We have copies of all invoices on file, e-mail us for copies.
In summary, this is a very attractive, well-engineered, highly versatile 206 SP re-creation that can be enjoyed as a well-mannered sports car or perhaps used in vintage competition. The overall quality of finish is remarkably good, the Targa roof can be removed and neatly stows in the rear, the visibility from the cabin is superb, the controls are light and extremely responsive, the engine fires on-the-button, sounds healthy and the handling at speed is sublime. Just serviced on 01 April at a cost of £5.491.64 Sterling and further serviced on 20 July of this year at a cost of £4,760.00 Sterling by Bob Houghton Ferrari in Cheltenham, England. Seriously for sale at $395,000 USD or best offer.
S/n 01508. 246 GT. Euro model. New in red.
1971, 15 Feb., build date. Sold new to Sig. Abramo in southern Italy.
1972, offered in the Ferrari Club of America bulletin by Shan Bumgarner, Columbus, OH. Racing red with black interior. Complete history, AM/FM stereo tape, like new inside and out. Always garaged, never driven in the snow or rain.
19??-78, with Aase Brothers Auto dismantlers, Anaheim, CA, body and engine removed, chassis modified for an inline Ferrari V6 or V12
1978-90, with Barry Watkins, Brea, CA, a bare chassis to be used as a project with a rear mounted V12.
1990, March, one of three 246 GT and GTS projects at Mike Sheehan’s European Auto Restorations, described as follows: 246 GT frame, s/n 1508, rear frame modified to accept a 250 V-12 motor, but no body or suspension mounted. Comes with many body pieces, some damaged. Comes with many suspension parts, etc. but not enough to make a compete cars. 246 GT s/n 3114, a complete body and chassis with all metal work done. Originally a coupe, converted to a Spyder body with complete new Spyder sheet metal. Has most parts to finish. 246 Coupe chassis 7520. The last known U.S. Coupe made with Flairs and Chairs. Completely disassembled. Body off the frame and disassembled. Comes with enough parts to possibly build one and a half cars. The package was sold to Italy.
1992, one of three frames re-bodied as a new body-on-frame by Giordenengo in Italy and sold to Oliver Kuttner, Griffon Motors, Charlottesville Virginia including a 250 GTO, a 250 California Spyder, both on 250 frames plus a 206 SP replica on frame s/n 1508 GT.
1992, paint and wiring finished by Oliver Kuttner, Griffon Motors, Charlottesville, Virginia, 206 engine rebuilt for Griffon Motors by Bob Wallace, Phoenix, AZ. An Alpine A110 5-speed trans was installed, the rear brakes were converted to inboard and new correct period wheels were ordered from tecnomagnesio wheels in Turin, Italy
1993, sold to Werner Schmidt who had married into the Lebkuchen Cookie empire in Schwaig, Germany.
1994, driven at the Kitzbuheler Alpen Rally, a 600 km drive in Switzerland.
2006, at the Credit Suisse Goodwood Rally.
2008, 15th-16th, offered at the H&H Classic Auction Address: GB. Exterior Color: Red Interior Color: Bordeaux. Comments: Lot : 47
2012, 17 Nov., road registered to Sherwood Restorations, Upton Fields Garage, Upton Road, Southwell, Notts, England.
2013, May , car appeared in an ad for Sherwood Restorations in Classic Cars magazine. Ad states… Alloy body, built at a cost in excess of 200,000 pounds, red with red interior, alloy-block Dino with triple 40 Webers, 5-speed transaxle, original 206 center lock wheels, Veglia instruments, Targa roof section, full harnesses, fire eater system, battery cut off, built in battery charger, built by Giovanni Girodanengo in the late 1980s, road registered “FSP 716”, FIVA papers, recent paint. Still for sale November 2013.
2013, owned by Ian Kilpatrick, Lake View, Newark Lance, Surrey, England.
2021, June, spotted by Robert Miller at Sywell, England, for National Ferrari Owners’ Day, per post on Facebook. Red. Same plates.
2021, 01 Oct., sold to current owner, London, England.
2022, 01 April, serviced by Bob Houghton Ferrari at a cost of £5.491.64 Sterling, invoice on file.
2022, 20 July, serviced at a cost of £4,760.00 Sterling by Bob Houghton Ferrari in Cheltenham, England, invoice on file.