We are pleased to offer USA model 1973 Ferrari 246 GTS s/n 06456, finished in a very elegant dark red over an unmarked body, and with all new tan leather Daytona seats with black inserts and all new black carpets. Complete repaint and dash recovered in original new-old-stock unobtanium mouse-fur in 2008. Total engine rebuild and all new leather seats, door panels and carpets last year in 2011. Just completed a detailed pre-sale inspection and 1,000 mile engine-check service last month. The 246 Dinos are wonderfully light and nimble to drive with gorgeous flowing body lines unhindered by the DOT standards that would soon forever change automotive styling. Every trip to Starbucks sounds like a warm-up lap at Sebring as you zip through the gears. This Dino looks great, runs great, is wonderfully dialed in, has unbeatably great syncros and is a joy to drive. Only 53,795 well-documented miles and a known and well documented ownership history from new. 246 GTS s/n 06456 is complete with the leather owner’s pouch, owner’s handbook and an as-new full set of tools with the tool roll. Also has the jack, the jack bag and lug wrench. This 246 GTS offers everything the Ferrari owner could want: the pouch with the owner’s handbook, full tools, the fun of topless motoring, the soft and flowing lines of the Dino and the sounds of the well-proven, low maintenance and high-revving V6 that makes every trip to the grocery store sound like a qualifying lap at Sebring. Cosmetically and mechanically near-new, this Ferrari is in excellent condition, with everything working as it should. A superb Ferrari Dino, priced right at $269,500.
S/n 06456 GTS. 246 GTS. 1973 USA model. July 1973 production. Chassis Tipo 607 E, Motor Tipo 236 E, Gearbox Tipo 607 E.
1973, late, new to Ron Tonkin Ferrari, authorized Ferrari dealer for Oregon. New in silver-grey with black leather.
1974, used as dealer inventory and driven by Ron Tonkin’s brother.
1974, to Sabahi, Los Angeles. USA model in silver grey with P/W, A/C, Daytona seats, Cromodora wheels.
1981, with Bobileff Motor Cars, San Diego, CA.
1982, with second owner, Contractors Plumbing, Encinitas, CA.
1980s, to third owner, Dennis Boses, Hollywood CA.
1991, to fourth owner, Palos Verdes Estates, CA. Repainted in Ferrari red with cream leather with black inserts.
2006, October, engine-out service, valves adjusted, cams degreed, carbs rebuilt and new water and fuel hoses by Fabrizio of E F-1 in Long Beach. Gearbox rebuilt while out by John Wilburn.
2008, early, complete repaint by Enrique of Long Beach.
2008, April, dash recovered in original new-old-stock mouse-fur by Prestige Auto Upholstery of Hollywood.
2010, February, on consignment with Mike Sheehan’s Ferraris-online.com.
2010, 25 March, sold to current owner, Las Vegas.
2010, 02 Apr., service by Rod Drew’s F.A.I., 935 Sunset, Ste “A”, Costa Mesa, CA, 92627. Rebuild starter, two new ball joints. Change oil and filters, new heater control valve, flush brake fluid. Total invoice $3,328.24.
2010, 20 Apr., serviced by Italy Service, 2407 S. Highland, Las Vegas, NV, 89102. Align steering wheel and steering rack. Adjust Carbs. Total invoice $300.00.
2010, 26 Apr, serviced by Italy Service, 2407 S. Highland, Las Vegas, NV, 89102. Repair wiring relay for headlights. Total invoice $200.00.
2010, 27 Aug., serviced by Italy Service, 2407 S. Highland, Las Vegas, NV, 89102. Electrical system check, replace all fuses. Rebuild starter. Total invoice $1,025.00.
2010, 23 Sept., serviced by Italy Service, 2407 S. Highland, Las Vegas, NV, 89102. Replace fuel pump. New fuel filter and fittings. Total invoice $610.07.
2011, 18 Jan., full engine rebuild by Italy Service, 2407 S. Highland, Las Vegas, NV, 89102. Rebuild started 1/18/11. Completed 20 May, 2012. Remove and disassemble engine. Sublet for machine work. Machine cylinders. Fit all new pistons, piston pins, rings, rod and main bearings and thrust washers. All new intake and exhaust valves. All new valve guides. New timing chains and chain guide. New gasket set. All fluids and filters. Rebuild water pump. Resurface cylinder heads. Also rebuilt steering rack, new bushings, replace all suspension control arm bushings. Repair driver’s door window cable. Also included paint work to right rear ¼ panel. Total invoice $18,642.43.
2011, 03 June, sublet by Italy Service, 2407 S. Highland, Las Vegas, NV, 89102. Repaint hood and full detail. Total invoice $1,075.00.
2011, 16 June, serviced by Italy Service, 2407 S. Highland, Las Vegas, NV, 89102. Align trunk hinges. $651.33.
2011, 05 Dec., serviced by Italy Service, 2407 S. Highland, Las Vegas, NV, 89102. Replace speedo cable housing. Align roof latch. Adjust idle. Total invoice $1,000.00.
2012, 23 Jan., sublet by Italy Service, 2407 S. Highland, Las Vegas, NV, 89102. Reupholster both seats and door panels. All new leather with Daytona style inserts. All new carpets. Total invoice $5,500.
2012, 29 May, serviced by Italy Service, 2407 S. Highland, Las Vegas, NV, 89102. Install new clutch cable, adjust door, realign door locks. Check carbs. Total invoice $859.43.
2012, 14 June, service by Rod Drew’s F.A.I., 935 Sunset, Ste “A”, Costa Mesa, CA, 92627. Pre-sale inspection and 1,000 mile service. Torque heads, check valve settings and adjust carbs and timing. New cam cover gaskets, distributor seal, shift shaft seals, A/C belts, oil, filters and gear oil. Check balance on clutch assembly. Total invoice $5,829.97. Mileage 53,782.
2012, July, on consignment with Mike Sheehan’s Ferraris-online.com.