Variant: Dino We are delighted at DickLovett to be able to offer this fine example of the 246 GT. Introduced at the 1969 Geneva Motor Show, detail changes for the 246 vs the 208 included new seats, iron engine block, bolt on wheels, a steel body, more power, better torque and a lower price, a revelation in terms of road holding and stability, nothing had been made like this before. The Dino is an absolute delight from all angles. Designed by Pininfarina and built by Scaglietti its beauty, handling, sound, and mid- engine layout is combined with unusually good all round visibility. Its reliability was said to be a car that could safely be kept as the owner’s only car. The 246 Dino engine, with four overhead camshafts, was mounted transversely behind the driver and in front of the rear axle. Power to the wheels came via drop gears to the transverse 5-speed gearbox, in unit with the differential and engine sump. Only 2487 examples were ever produced and only 272 RHD ones making their way to the UK.
Ferrari has been manufacturing mid-engined sports cars for the best part of 50 years, and all of these Ferraris can all be traced back to one model - the Dino. The Dino marque was intended to apply to all Ferrari-built cars that did not use a V12 engine. It was named after Enzo Ferraris son, Alfredo - or Alfredino - who had spearheaded Ferraris development of the Dino V6 engine for racing. The marque was launched with the Ferrari Dino 206 GT, which used a lightweight aluminum body and an aluminium block 2.0-litre Fiat-built V6 mounted transversely behind the driver. In 1969, the Dino 246 GT arrived, replacing the expensive aluminium used in its predecessor with a cast iron block 2.4-litre V6 and steel body panels. The 246 GTS as seen here appeared at the 1972 Geneva motor show, with a black targa roof panel that could be easily removed and stowed behind the driver. In total, just 228 right-hand-drive Dino 246 GTS models were imported to the UK between 1972 and 1974. The Dino 246 GTS offered here was ordered on 10th April 1974 and was completed at the factory in July 1974. It was delivered to H R Owen and sold directly to its first owner, who was based in Worcestershire. The current owner purchased the vehicle in July 2005 and has solely used Foskers for service and maintenance work to-date. Foskers are please to bring this stunning GTS to market for the second time have just completed its annual service making it ready to enjoy this summer.
--Nocciola Metallizzato (Hazelnut Metallic) with Black seats and Black carpets, Power Windows, Factory Air Conditioning, Cromodora wheels, 20,000 miles from new, Matching Numbers, Documented by Massini. This matching number USA specification 246 GTS is 1 of only 72 Dino’s painted in Nocciola Metallizzato. It was imported by Luigi Chinetti - Chinetti-Garthwaite Imports, Ferrari’s official North American distributor. It was sold by Baker Motor Company of Atlanta, Ferrari’s franchise dealer in Georgia to its first private-registered owner .Mr. Lee H. Williams in the summer of 1974. Mr. Williams enjoyed the car though 1983 when he decided to put it into careful storage where the Dino rested on jack stands in time warp condition until 1997 when he decided to sell the Dino. At this time and still in its first ownership, the Dino had accumulated only 11,450 miles from new with one repaint in its original color performed in the mid-1970’s. Sold by Mr. Williams in 1998, this Dino has enjoyed only 9,000 miles since and has been in the care of well-known Ferrari collectors to date having been serviced when and where needed at all times to keep in its excellent, time warp condition. Most recen
Ferrari’s 46-year history of mid-engined sports cars can be traced back to one model - the Dino. Named after Enzo’s son, Alfredo - or ‘Alfredino’ - the Dino marque was to apply to all Ferrari-built cars that did not use a V12 engine. The marque was launched with the Dino 206 GT, which used a lightweight aluminum body and an aluminium block 2.0-litre Fiat V6 mounted transversely behind the driver. In 1969, the Dino 246 GT arrived, replacing the expensive aluminium used in its predecessor with a cast iron block 2.4-litre V6 and steel body panels. The 246 GTS appeared at the 1972 Geneva motor show, with a black targa roof panel that could be easily removed and stowed behind the driver. In total, just 228 right-hand-drive Dino 246 GTS models were imported to the UK between 1972 and 1974, with the example here being among the earlier cars to arrive. For more information about this Ferrari Dino 246 GTS for sale in Kent, or to arrange an appointment, please contact our sales team on 01474 874555 or 07921 430430.
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Rare flares option car. Recently refurbished at NCSC. Full photographic record. Very special.
(SOLD) This classic has been kept in its original condition and serviced as needed. Hurry and you can own one of the best car ever made. This car is also a perfect choice for any Ferrari's collector.
(SOLD) Classic Showcase recently completed a restoration including total repaint with full vehicle service, detail inside and out.
An outstanding 246 GT restored by our company in the early nineties. The car has been fastidiously kept since and won numerous Concours events. It is complimented with an extensive history and full photographic record of the restoration. An interesting proportion of the history is thanks to a previous custodian who researched the car for 6 months and acquired information from every owner prior to him. The car has been stored and maintained with us for several years and has just been refreshed with an annual service and further works.