We are pleased to offer 1974 US model Ferrari 246 GTS Dino s/n 08284, a just-restored and ready-to-go-or-show example with a very high chassis number and a May 1974 build date, completed only one month before Dino production ended. Both 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 today’s massive commercial success for Ferrari. Named after Enzo Ferrari’s son, Alfredino, who died in 1956 of muscular dystrophy at the age of 24, 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 196 SP, 206 SP, 246 SP and the 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.
246 GTS s/n 8284 has a known history from new, being built in May of 1974, shipped to Wide World of Cars Inc., the authorized Ferrari dealer for Nanuet NY and then sold by sales person Warren Fragomen on 13 Nov., 1974 to the first owner, John Aldeborgh, the owner of the Standard Gage Co Inc, in Poughkeepsie NY. In 1992 246 GTS s/n 08284 was sold to Dr. Tom Pepper, Columbus, Ohio with 19,470 miles and was kept by Dr. Pepper from 1992 to 2014, so twenty-one years, before being sold by our company, Ferraris Online LLC, on behalf of Dr. Pepper, to the third owner, Juan Carlos Maldonado, a Venezuelan who kept a home in Fort Lauderdale, FL, with 35,556 miles. In Jan., 2017 246 GTS s/n 08284 was again sold by our company, Ferraris Online LLC, on behalf of Mr. Maldonado, to the fourth owner in Houston, Texas with a well documented 35,868 miles. In 2009 Dr. Pepper had the engine rebuilt by Specialty Sports Car Inc., Columbus, Ohio, at a cost of $24,647.28. We have every service invoice under Dr. Pepper’s ownership, from 1993 to 2011, on file, ask us for scanned copies by e-mail. Today 246 GTS s/n 082984 has a mere 36,186 from new for an average of only 786 miles per year over the last 46 years!
Only weeks after taking delivery, in January, 2017, the new owner authorized an over-the-top mechanical and cosmetic restoration of the body, paint, interior, engine, transaxle and interior, plus an overall sorting as the vehicle had seen little use over the past many years. The engine came out for service, the transaxle was rebuilt, and a major restoration of the engine and engine bay, cooling system, heater system, A/C system, and more was completed, at 35,868 miles. In May, 2017, the car was disassembled for paint with the mechanicals work to be done, the interior and all glass was removed, the paint was stripped down to bare metal, all minor dents were repaired and the fit of all panels was checked and corrected as needed. The dash, seats, center console and all other interior components were removed for restoration using new and correct “Mouse-fur” on the dash, and new black leather on the seats and door panels. In April, 2018 the paint work was completed and re-assembly began. In Feb., 2019 the major component assemblies were completed and back on the vehicle. The interior was re-fitted with new carpet, with the inner sill panels and center console finished in Dino vinyl, just a it was from new. Sorting, fitting and testing of windows and switches, door lights, all the elertrical switches, head and tail light wiring, door handle pull cables, seat belts and buzzers, inner fender panels, wiper timing, the heating/cooling system, heater valves, radiator and fan motors function were all checked, restored, and final fit as needed. A very thorough assembly was completed to make sure the vehicle is well sorted and ready for use with the new owner. In April, 2019 all sorting and testing was completed with 36,144 miles showing on the odometer. Please view the history file below for further details. Total of all invoices $180,832.02. We have restoration photos and all invoices on file and the pre-sale inspection is completed. Call or e-mail us for copies by PDF.
We know 246 GTS s/n 08284 well, having sold it in 2013, again in 2017 and again today. The body is mirror straight as one would expect on a just-completed restoration, and the Ferrari Red paint is flawless. The bumpers, door window frames, door upper horizontal trim, the headlight rims, tail light rims, windshield squirters, license plate frame, “Dino GT” rear script and door locks were all re-chromed, the aluminum door sills were polished, the bumper rubbers are new and the grille was re-anodized and fitted. The front and rear window rubber gaskets, all door seals, the under hood seal and the targa top seals are new. The under hood water hoses, the heater air ducts, the radiator-to-hood foam seal, the cockpit heating, the A/C system, the radiator and the front compartment plastic cover are all restored or replaced with correct Dino parts. The wiper system was rebuilt and re-timed. The trunk carpet, rubber trim seal and rear inner plastic cover are all new and the power antenna was reinstalled and rewired. All four wheels were refinished and 246 GTS s/n 08284 now sits on four new, period correct, Michelin 205 / 70 VR 14 tires.
The dash fiberglass shell was refitted and recovered in the correct “Mouse Fur” with all dash-mounted heater cables replaced, all gauges were cleaned, tested and reinstalled. The interior features all new black leather on the rear firewall, both door panels and both “Daytona” seats. The carpets are new and the center console, inner kick panels and sill panels were all recovered in the correct Dino vinyl. The turn signal switch was rebuilt, the door cables were replaced, the seat tracks were cleaned and lubricated and a period correct Becker Mexico radio was installed with new door speakers. Needless to say the interior is “as-new” and restored to Platinum standards.
The engine was removed, the engine bay was cleaned and repainted and the chassis and suspension were cleaned. The engine was resealed as well as the transaxle, half shafts, all three Weber carbs, the clutch, distributor, starter and alternator were all rebuilt. The water expansion tank, airbox air cleaner and half shafts were all powder coated to give a fresh finish but yet last for many years to come. The muffler was refinished and the Dinoplex ignition box was remounted and wiring checked. All new engine bay fuel and water hoses were installed. A new parking brake cable was installed, the engine was fine tuned, test driven and all heating, cooling, lights and other systems were tested, sorted to “as-new” and restored to Platinum standards.
246 GTS s/n 08284 has a known ownership history from new, came from new with leather “Daytona” seats, A/C and P/W and features a well-documented fresh restoration by one of the best shops in the US, over a rust free, damage free body. All systems work “as-new”, and the engine is well tuned, it starts instantly, makes great power, and sounds fantastic! The chassis and suspension are tight and the brakes are effective and responsive. The rebuilt transmission shifts properly and the rebuilt clutch works well. 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 welcome any mechanical or body inspection. Priced right and seriously for sale.
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1974 Ferrari Dino (246 GTS) s/n 08284 USA model. Silver/red/black Daytona. USA model, a/c, p/w, Cromodora wheels.
1974, 13 Nov., Ferrari 246 GTS was sold new by Wide World of Cars Inc. 233 West Route 59 Nanuet NY 10954 by sales person Warren Fragomen to John Aldeborgh.
1990, 13 October-10 November, 22 December, for sale in the Ferrari Market Letter by Jeffrey Acuff, Midwestern Auto Group. Silver with red and black Daytona seats. Factory flares. 19,470 certified miles. Complete books and records in original leather pouch. Magnificent in every respect. $149,000.
1990, offered in the Ferrari Market Letter, issue # 1521 by the Midwestern Auto Group, Dublin, OH. Silver with red and black Daytona seats. Factory flares. 19,470 certified miles. Complete books and records in original leather pouch.
1992, 29 Sept., sold to Dr. T. Pepper, Columbus, OH. Silver/Red Daytona seats Nero inserts.
1993, 14 May., serviced at Specialty Sports Car Inc. 620 Oak St, Columbus Ohio, invoice number 102427- Replace all coolant hoses and clamps, remove and refit radiator for cleaning, clean and refinish coolant pipes, replace coolant surge tank, clean, service, and adjust heater and A/C fan motor, Replace thermostat. Fabricate and install new sheet metal under tray panels. Remove loose rust and scale from front and rear frame area where moisture had entered between the undert ray and the chassis tube, then it was coated with rust conversion primer. Fabricate and install metal inner fender shields in the front wheel wells. Repair driver’s seat, replace rear trunk carpet. Replace spark plugs, ignition points, and condenser. Adjust ignition and carbs. Change engine oil and filter, change gearbox oil. Replace front and rear brake hoses and flush/refill brake hydraulic system. Total invoice- $9,994.45
1994, 16 Feb., serviced at Specialty Sports Car Inc. Invoice number 103182- oil and filter change, general inspection and service. Total invoice-$191.80
1994, 16 Aug., serviced at Specialty Sports Car Inc. Invoice number 103727- repair charging system, replace alternator belt, remove and refit R.H. rear inner fender to gain access, repair part throttle surge and backfiring, replace spark plugs and spark plug wires, remove, clean, and refit carb bodies, adjust carbs. Total Invoice- $515.53
1994, 26 Oct., serviced at Specialty Sports Car Inc. Invoice number 103949- Repair the air conditioner, trace leaks to a faulty expansion valve. Replace valve and recharge system, Replace air horns, replace all accessory belts. Total invoice- $1,145.95
1995, 10 Apr., serviced at Specialty Sports Car Inc. Invoice number 104171-Treat the rust in the bottom of both doors, apply 2 coats of a rust neutralizer and a topcoat of Ziebart rustproofing. Clean and lubricate window regulators, glass channels, and door latches, replace L.H. door release cable. Attach L.H. wing window latch to glass. Replace upper and lower control arm bushings in the front and rear suspension. Replace front and rear shock absorbers and anti-sway bar link bushings. Strip and refinish control arms and fit new hardware. Remove and refit starter for repair. Overhaul carburetors, remove and refit carb for repair. Retune engine after overhaul of carbs. Clean spark plugs. Total invoice- $6,309.97
1997, 02 Apr., serviced at Specialty Sports Car Inc. Invoice number 106027-Change engine oil and filter, inspect belts, hoses, brakes, and tires. Top up fluid levels and replace coolant, flush/refill brake hydraulic system, replace sealing washers at the brake master cylinder. Adjust timing chain tension. Remove and refit cam covers that were removed to gain access to the timing chain. Replace choke cable and free up control lever. Replace battery and cable ends. Replace engine mounts. Free-up and lubricate heater and air flap control levers and cables. Total invoice $2,652.96.
2001, 20 Jul., serviced at Specialty Sports Car Inc. Invoice number 1085- change oil and oil filter, replace coolant surge tank and coolant thermostat. Replace the oil pressure transmitter. Clean the spark plugs and adjust the carburetors. Total invoice- $1,542.90
2002, 21 Aug., serviced at Specialty Sports Car Inc. Invoice number 2071- remove and refit alternator for repair, replace the steering rack assembly, fabricate mount spacers for the R.H. side. Change engine oil and filter, remove and refit the oil sump bottom plate to repair the drain plug. Fabricate and install drain plug boss and plug. Flush and refill the brake hydraulic system. Total invoice- $2,944.36
2004, 29 Jun., serviced at Specialty Sports Car Inc. Invoice number 3249- Change engine oil and filter, inspect brakes, hoses, and belts. Top up fluid levels. Lubricate chassis as needed. Charge, load test, and replace the battery. Flush and refill the brake hydraulic system. Lubricate the climate control cables. Total invoice- $480.42
2006, 12 May., serviced at Specialty Sports Car Inc. Invoice number 4521- Change engine oil and filter, inspect brakes, hoses and belts. Top up fluid. Replace coolant. Clean spark plugs. Replace brake and clutch pedal pads. Replace the glass channels in both doors. Remove and refit the window frames and door panels to gain access. Replace the vapor barriers behind both door panels. Replace the control cables for the heater flow valve and the defroster flaps. Total invoice- $2,695.22
2006, 05 Jun., serviced at Specialty Sports Car Inc. Invoice number 4666- Replace the heater flow control valve. Remove and refit the heater core to gain access. Total invoice- $367.09
2007, 14 Jun., serviced at Specialty Sports Car Inc. Invoice number 5121- Change engine oil and filter, Inspect brakes, hoses, and belts, Top up fluid levels, lubricate chassis as needed, flush and refill the brake hydraulic system, remove and refit the distributor for repair. Disassemble and clean the advance mechanism, reassemble with the correct springs and pins. Replace the spark plugs, remove and refit the carbs for repair. Total invoice- $2,356.32
2008, 15 Apr., serviced at Specialty Sports Car Inc. Invoice number 5781- Rebuild the alternator, replace the brushes, bearings, and voltage regulator. Total invoice- $729.90
2010, 30 Sep., serviced at Specialty Sports Car Inc. Invoice number 7476- Perform 500 mile service inspection after engine rebuild, change the engine oil and filter, inspect the engine for coolant and oil leaks, return the carbs, repair the choke, replace the choke lever and cable, remove and refit the driver’s seat and center console to gain access. Clean and refinish the top of the radiator and replace the air seal on the underside of the hood. Total invoice- $1,352.05
2009, 30 Nov., serviced at Specialty Sports Car Inc. Invoice number 6919- Engine out service -test for oil leaks, remove and refit the engine assembly for overhaul, disassemble the cylinder heads with new valves and adjust the valve clearances, disassemble and inspect the oil pump. Reassemble the engine block with new pistons, rings, wrist pins, main and rod bearings, and timing chains, replace the idler gear bearings in the timing chain drive, assemble the engine with new seals and gaskets, fabricate and install new oil hose, replace the cylinder head studs, adjust the camshaft timing and chain tension, reseal the water pump, replace the coolant core plugs, replace the oil galley core plugs, and install pipe plugs on top of them to lock them in place. Replace the oil pressure transmitter, replace the end cap on the starter solenoid, replace the clutch pressure plate, driven disc, release bearing, and pilot bushing, replace the starter ring gear on the flywheel, replace the A/C compressor drive belts, while engine is out clean and refinish the engine compartment, replace the bulkhead cover in the front trunk, remove and refit the seats for finishing, replace the brake pedal cover, flush and refill the brake hydraulic system. Total invoice- $24,647.28
2011, 07 Sep., serviced at Specialty Sports Car Inc. Invoice number 8147- replace the trunk lid latch release cable and reassemble the handle. Total invoice- $174.14
2011, 07 Jun., serviced at Specialty Sports Car Inc. Invoice number 7975- Perform 500 mile service after engine overhaul, change the engine oil and filter, inspect the engine for leaks, check the engine tune, lubricate the flap control cables. Total invoice- $228.12.
Total cost of all invoices at Specialty Sports Car Inc for work done: $55,675.50
2013, 27 Sept.,Dr. Pepper called, I called back. He’s a psychiatrist, now retired, who owns 1974 Ferrari 246 GTS s/n 08284. Wants to sell it, values it at $275k, which is probably just right for an original, unrestored car with original 40 year old paint. A very nice guy to talk with. He’s in Columbus, so Columbus will be my flight in when we go to Xenia Ohio to photo the Dr. Manganaro collection.
2013, 12 Dec., on consignment with Mike Sheehan’s Ferrari Online..
2013, 20 Dec., sold to Juan Carlos Maldonado, 35,556 miles.
2016, 29 Feb.-April, Motorcar Gallery, FL. For sale at $389,500. Argento Auteuil Metallizzato 106-E-1/Rosso VM3171 Daytona seats Nero inserts. 35,846 mi. This is a very late production Dino that has a well known history. If you are looking for a great reliable Dino that is complete with books and tool and you want to drive anywhere, this is the one. Equipped with original Daytona seats in a fantastic color combination.
2017, 12 Jan., sold by Ferraris Online LLC to the current owner, Houston, TX.
2017, Jan., restoration begun by Dugan Enterprises, Oceanside, CA, invoice # 1600, start an over-the-top mechanical and cosmetic restoration of the body, paint, engine, transaxle and interior plus overall sorting. Engine out service, rebuild transmission, rebuild both half-shafts, rebuild carbs, overhaul wiper system, major detail of engine bay, reseal engine, rebuild clutch assembly, rebuild distributor, install new heater cables, overhaul radiator, overhaul A/C system, repair turn signal switch, repair driver’s door handle cable, install new battery, rebuild starter and alternator, powder coat water expansion tank, engine mount brackets, airbox and half shafts, repaint engine bay, new park brake cable, install all new fuel and water hoses, install new Michelin XWX tires. Total invoice $52,588.97. 35,868 miles. Invoice # 1600 on file, call or e-mail us for a copy.
2017, May, restoration continued by Dugan Enterprises, Oceanside, CA, invoice # 1685, disassemble car for paint, all glass out, interior out, disassemble large chrome trim items and sublet for plating, repair minor dents check fit of all panels, strip all old paint, remove and refit dash with new “mouse fur”, overhaul the seats with new leather. Total invoice $54,903.24. 35,868 miles. Invoice # 1685 on file, call or e-mail us for a copy.
2018, April, restoration continued by Dugan Enterprises, Oceanside, CA, invoice # 1853, complete interior overhaul, re-upholstery all interior trim items, disassemble and/or clean chassis, suspension, install muffler after paint, install glass and trim pieces. re-assemble and install steering column switch and covers, assemble center console, seat tracks, clean and test wiring, assemble door inner trim panels, fit the hood, trunk front compartment, bumpers, lights, wiper assembly, front and rear glass with new front and rear glass seals, sublet chrome for all four bumpers, polish door sills, chrome vent window frames, headlight and tail light rims, door locks, replace the leather on both seats, new vinyl on center console, rear fire wall, both door panels, install new carpet. Total invoice $31,394.74. 35,868 miles. Invoice # 1853 on file, call or e-mail us for a copy.
2018, Dec, restoration continued by Dugan Enterprises, Oceanside, CA, invoice # 1879, sorting and testing, install correct Becker vintage radio, install new molded front compartment cover, targa top seals, door speakers, radiator foam, Dinoplex ignition system, new vent rubbers, “U”-channel trim, inner hood ducts, Dino logo, shift plate and hardware. Total invoice $14,231.30. 35,868 miles. Invoice # 1879 on file, call or e-mail us for a copy.
2019, Feb., restoration continued by Dugan Enterprises, Oceanside, CA, invoice # 2028, continue sorting, fitting and testing, windows and switches, fit smaller door speakers, wire cigarette lighter, fit and test door lights and switches, new door handle pull cables, install new pedal pads, assemble trunk mounted power antenna, make mounting brackets for original Dinoplex ignition, install and fit new inner rear body panel truck cover, sublet all four wheels for new paint, sort seat belts and buzzers, install and fit grille, refinish inner fender panels, complete engine tune, install air box, test drive and sort, check wiring to head and tail lights, horn, A/C blower motors, hazard lights, brake failure light, install new battery, check wiper timing, check heating/cooling system and radiator fan motors function, install new heater valves. Total invoice $23,094.50. 35,868 miles. Invoice # 2028 on file, call or e-mail us for a copy.
2019, April, restoration continued by Dugan Enterprises, Oceanside, CA, invoice # 2093, new targa top seals as previous seals did not fit correctly, repair contact witch for trunk light, test drive and check tire pressures, wheel torque, all fluids and all lights. Total invoice $1,667.28. 36,144 miles. Invoice # 2093 on file, call or e-mail us for a copy.
2019, April, follow up service and sorting by Dugan Enterprises, Oceanside, CA, invoice # 2206, overhaul starter solenoid switch was sticking, the starter motor main shaft had burred edges causing the bendix to stick, fabricate new Bendix bushing, bench test starter, replace Bendix check gear shift spaces, check carbs for leaks and synchronization, adjust shifter, test drive. replace thermostats so car warms up sooner, repair fuel gauge sending unit, Total invoice $2,951.99. 36,144 miles. Invoice # 2093 on file, call or e-mail us for a copy.
Total of all restoration invoices $180,832.02.
2020, February, on consignment with Ferraris Online LLC.