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1973 Ferrari 246 GTS

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Left Hand Drive: EU Supplied

Correct Matching Numbers: Long Term Ownership 25+ Years

73,193 Miles Only: EU & Fahzeugausweis Title (CH)

Fresh Restoration: Issuance of Ferrari Classiche

No small Ferrari has captured the imagination of aficionados and newcomers to the Maranello marque with such enthusiasm. Ferrari and their appointed styling house Pininfarina had created an icon. The new Dino 246GT was an absolute delight from all angles; its beauty, handling, sound, comparative affordability, and mid-engined layout was combined with unusually good all round visibility. Its reliability was said to be the first car from Ferrari 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 coming via drop gears to the transverse 5-speed gearbox, in unit with the differential and engine sump. Introduced at the 1969 Geneva Motor Show, detail changes for the 246 included new seats, iron engine block, bolt on wheels, a steel body, more power, better torque and a lower price. Our car which is a series 3 variant benefits from differences to the gearing and fuel supply.

A revelation in terms of road holding and stability, nothing had been made like this before. Handling was like that of a racing car although the car was more user friendly and reliable than the big V12s. Styled by Pininfarina and stunning from every angle, the Dino must surely rank as one of Ferrari’s all time classics and without doubt an appreciating asset.

This is a very modern car and a real step in Ferrari history; it is the first model to be fitted with rack and pinion steering and mid-engine design. More generally it announced a new age for Ferrari as its concept and design, the 246 was a much better car with a more powerful engine and better road holding due to the longer wheel base. With its 195 HP it was able to reach a top speed of 235 km/h and hit the standing kilometre in 27 seconds. The excellent chassis made the car much quicker than bigger ones and it is still a real enjoyment on small roads 40 years on. The interior is nice and refined, the large trunk and high top speed made it also a real grand tourismo car. The iconic Dino 246 will remain as one of the best and nicest model built by Ferrari to date.

This European Specification example of the much favoured GTS open-top variant was supplied new by Motor Spa, Bologna, Italy in September 1973. The car was commissioned to be built in the rare and exclusive exterior colour choice of Rosso Dino with Nero as it is presented today. The Ferrari has covered only 73,193 miles from new and was acquired by the previous owner in 1991 when the car had covered some 44,000 miles.

The Ferrari is presented today with the following equipment:

  • Handbook and Documents
  • Wallet Pouch
  • Highly Documented Historical Chassis File
  • Tool Roll
  • Jack
  • Car Cover

On Hexagon Classics acquisition we embarked on a detailed restoration programme that included:

  • Full repaint in the original manufactured colour of Rosso Dino (20-R-350)
  • Re-trim in the original manufactured colour Nero (350)
  • Re-trim of all carpeting in the original manufactured colour Grey
  • Re-trim of dashboard in the original manufactured colour Black
  • A full & comprehensive mechanical preparation to be completed by official Ferrari Service Centre
  • Issuance of Ferrari Classiche
  • New Michelin XWX Radial tyres
  • Refurbished Wheels

Without doubt a unique and rare opportunity to acquire a stunningly prepared correct matching numbers motorcar presented with its original manufactured colour scheme, freshly restored with the issuance of the factory Classiche certification.

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