We are pleased to offer 1973 Dino (Ferrari) 246 GTS s/n 04468, a nicely restored USA 246 GTS with only 28,128 incredibly well-documented original miles, and ownership history known back to the day it was built in December of 1972. S/n 04468 is one of the very few Ferraris we’ve ever offered that has been enjoyed as most owners only dream of! The third owner had this Dino stripped, painted, mechanically gone through and then drove s/n 04468 on the 800-mile Costa Rica to Panama Rally in January of this year. He then shipped s/n 04468 to Europe and re-traced the”The Cento d’Ore” rally through Italy and the “Tour de Auto” through France, as well as a tour through Switzerland in June of this year. Comes with 120 pages of original long-term ownership and maintenance documentation, an obsessive-compulsively detailed logbook from 2003–2012 with all service work and mileage noted, and a fastidious photo album with over 100 photos documenting the restoration, the Costa Rica to Panama Tour, “The Cento d’Ore” and the “Tour de Auto” tours. In early 2007 s/n 04468 was treated to an engine-out service, a transaxle overhaul with new 1st and 2nd gear syncros, a new starter ring gear and a rebuilt starter, alternator and water pump. All rubber water, fuel and brake hoses were also replaced, all at 24,895 miles.
In May of this year s/n 04468 was treated to a $7,000 service by Graber Sportgarage in Toffen Switzerland at 26,635 miles before being shipped back to the US. Still excellent six-year-old Fly Yellow paint over an accident-free and rust-free body. Excellent original tan leather seats and brown carpets. Stainless steel exhaust. Fitted with a full set of Campagnolo wheels with excellent Michelin XWX tires. From new with A/C and P/W. The transmission tunnel still has the original plastic covering, the original targa top cover is still behind the seats and it still has the annoying door and seat belt buzzers. Everything working as it should. 246 GTS s/n 04468 shows and drives like a near-new, pride-of-ownership 246 GTS with amazing documentation and a known ownership back to the selling dealer. The low sweeping body lines, and the sounds of the well-proven, low-maintenance, high-revving V-6 right behind your seat, make every trip for coffee feel like a qualifying lap at Sebring. We welcome any mechanical or body inspection. All paperwork on file. Priced right and seriously for sale at $279,500.
S/n 04468. 246 GTS. USA model. New in Marrone Dino Metallizzato 106-M-73 (dark Brown metallic) with Beige VM3218 leather (tan leather).
1972, September, door plate build date.
1972, December, actual build completion month.
1973, April, with Modern Classic Motors, Reno, NV. Brown metallic, tan leather. USA model, p/w, a/c, Cromodora Wheels.
1973, 01 May, sold new to Richard A. Johnson, first owner, Carlsbad, CA.
1973, 01 May13 May, 1986, owned by Richard A. Johnson Carlsbad, CA. Plates XRAX.
1980, 12 July, State of California Registration Card issued to Johnson, Richard Arthur, Riverside CA 92504. Original document on file.
1986, 13 May, purchased from Johnson through Stephen D. Barney of Foreign Cars Italia, Greensboro, NC by Mason Cox, Chapel Hill, NC.
1986, 05 Sept., North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles registration Certificate of Title of a Motor Vehicle for 1973, Dino RD 04468, issued to Mason Orlendo Cox, Jr. and Mary Lynn Cox, Chapel Hill, N.C. Original document on file.
19861993, owned by Mason Cox, Chapel Hill, NC. Restored by Cox in Fly yellow with tan leather.
1987, 15 July, North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles registration issued to Mason Orlendo Cox, Jr and Mary Lynn Cox, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514. Original document on file.
1988, 15 July, North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles registration issued to Mason Orlendo Cox. Jr. and Mary Lynn Cox, Chapel Hil, NC 27514. Original document on file.
1989, 15 July, North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles registration # 27514-9011. Original document on file.
1989, entered and shown at the Ferrari Club of America National Meet Concours, Atlanta, GA by Cox. Third in class.
1990, 17 Apr., Ferrari Club of America Annual Meeting, 246 GTS, 1973, Chassis #4468. Mason O. Cox, Chapel Hill N.C. 27514. Date of Inspection, 07 April 1990.
1990, 15 July, North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles registration issued to Mason Orlendo Cox. Jr. and Mary Lynn Cox, Chapel Hill NC, 27514. Original document on file.
1991, 16 Dec., North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles registration issued to Mason O. Cox Jr., Chapel Hill, Dino GTS Dino 1973, VIN: 04468. Mileage 19,003. Original document on file.
1992, October, at the Savannah, Georgia Ferrari Club of America meet. Still owned by Cox.
2002, January, cars offered by Steve Barney at www.sportauto.us.
2002, 13 June, serviced by Sport Auto Inc. 7405 Summerfield Road, P.O. Box 141, Summerfield, NC 27358. Total: $1,139.03. Original document on file.
2003, 15 Feb., sold by Steve Barneys Sport Auto to new owner in Costa Rica. Fitted with the late Campagnolo wheels. 17,843 miles. Original document on file.
2003, 25 Feb., sales invoice from Sport Auto Inc., Summerfield, NC 27358 to Star Motors S.A. PO Box 1691-1250, Escazu, San Juan, Costa Rica. Original document on file.
2003, 26 Feb., service invoice from Sport Auto Inc., Summerfield, NC 27358, Richard Powers. RR front shocks, new tires, shocks and RR front shocks. Total amount: $2,020.91. Original document on file.
2003, 25 Apr., booking on the following vessel: Vessel/Voyage: River Wisdom V.58. ETD Charleston: May 9 2003, ETA San Jose: May 19, 2003. Original document on file.
2003, 05 May, export validated by U.S. Customs Charleston, SC. Original document on file.
2003, 12 May, trucking of container to Greensboro SC, delivery to the port of Charleston, $1,300.00. Ocean freight charges from the Port of Charleston up to arrival San Jose container depot, $1,950.00. Title clearance with U.S. Customs, $125.00. Invoice total: $3,375.00. Original document on file.
2003, June, arrived in Costa Rica, fluid service, new oil and air filter, re-charged A/C. 19,115 miles. Logbook in hand.
2003, 20 June, title and registration issued in Costa Rica. Original document on file.
2004, January, oil and filter changed, new alternator belt, new plugs, points, condenser, checked valves, degreed cams. 21,415 miles. Logbook in hand.
2004, June, full service, new clutch, pressure plate, throw-out bearing. Replaced all suspension and sway bar bushings, new Koni shocks and new Michelin XWX tires. 23,120 miles. Logbook in hand.
2005, July, new stainless steel exhaust fitted. Logbook in hand.
2006, February, stripped to bare metal and complete repaint from the bare-metal up. Re-painted in Fly Yellow. Detailed photo album of all work done with the car. 24,778 miles. Logbook in hand.
2007, January, engine out service, transaxle overhauled. New 1st and 2nd gear syncros, new starter ring gear, rebuilt starter, alternator and water pump, replaced all rubber water, fuel and brake hoses. Rebuilt radiator fans. Replaced wheel bearings. 24,895 miles. Logbook in hand.
2009, 07 Dec., registered in Costa Rica. Original document on file.
2010, 14 Jan., parts ordered from Dino Parts, Bergstrasse 41, Meinhard-Grebendof, 37276, Germany. Invoice total amount: 544.95 Euros. Original document on file.
2012, 16 Jan., engine out service, carbs and distributor rebuilt, transaxle rebuilt, all water hoses replaced, suspension and brakes rebuilt. Complete revision for our Rally to Panama. Safety check for Costa Rica to Panama Rally. 25,875 miles. Original document on file.
2012, 1922 Jan., on the San Jose, Costa Rica to Panama City, Panama Rally, approximately 800 miles. Total mileage 26,586 miles.
2012, January, shipped to Switzerland for European Rally. Original document on file.
2012, May, serviced by Graber Sportgarage AG, Gurbestrasse 3, CH 3125 Toffen. Checked and test drove the car after arrival from Costa Rica and filled in a complete test report. The water radiator is leaking and needs to be dissasembled and taken out for repair at specialized workshop. Disassembled the front bonnet and wheel arch covers in order to dissassemble the air conditioning condensor and radiator, therefore extracted and emptied the air conditioning condensor and radiator, therefore extracted and emptied the air conditioning liquid through specialized shop. After repair of the water radiator, reassembled and mounted into the car. Re-assembled the air conditioning condensor and filled in the new liquid (at specialized shop). Mounted the ventilator motor. Remounted the water hoses. Filled in coolant liquid and Anti Freeze Concentrate. Checked and repaired the ground mass switch. Checked and repaired the number plate light. Repaired the indicator relay switch. Checked and filled up the battery. Disassembled and repaired the windscreen washer pump. Checked and test drove the car. Checked for battery charging function (OK). Cleaned the car (inside + outside + Chassis) and had it ready for pick up. Exchanged and replaced the battery. Total invoice CHF 6,269.40 (approximately $7,000). 26,635 miles.
2012, May, taken on a tour of Europe: Bern to Lake Como to Milan to Genoa to Monaco. Photographed at the Beach Club, Monaco and the Hotel De Paris, Monaco, plus Bern Switzerland and Interlaken, Switzerland. Finished 43rd our of more than 250 cars in France.
2012, 20 June, detailed and cleaned the car perfectly for shipment to go to USA. Preparing the car for shipment and loading on truck for transport to CAR Logistics, CHF 561.60. EUR 468.
2012, November, on consignment with Mike Sheehans www.Ferraris-online.com