1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTSSOLD

Gooding & Company Classic Car Auctions

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To be sold at the Gooding & Company Scottsdale Auctions on January 18 and 19, 2013. For further details please visit www.goodingco.com or contact a vehicle specialist at 001.310.899.1960 or specialist@goodingco.com. Engine Specifications: 2,418 CC DOHC V-6 Engine Triple Weber DCNF 40 Carburetors 175 BHP at 7,600 RPM 5-Speed Manual Transmission 4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes eFully Independent Suspension About this Car: The story of this Dino GTS, 06462, begins in early 1974 when it was sold from Hollywood Sport Cars on Hollywood Boulevard. A detailed invoice records the fact that Jim Derentz and his Van Nuys corporation traded a 1968 Porsche 911 T toward the purchase of the Dino. In addition to Ferrari factory options listed on the invoice such as air-conditioning, a cassette stereo, and power windows, two very important additional line items are present. First, 06462 was built with the rare and desirable flared fenders, an option that included special, extra-wide 7.5" Campagnolo wheels. Specifically designed for the model, the Campagnolo magnesium alloys have the stylized Dino logo cast into their outer edge. Though the precise number is not certain, it is known that this car is one of fewer than 300 Dinos to have been built with the aggressively styled fender treatment. Of these, even fewer were ordered with the optional Daytona seats, as on 06462. Dinos with these two coveted upgrades are commonly referred to as having “chairs and flares,” and a GTS with these options is regarded by many enthusiasts as the ultimate Dino. In 1998, after 25 years of ownership, Mr. Derentz sold his Dino to Symbolic Motor Car Company of San Diego. In 2003, 06462 was purchased by David Steel of Southern California and he immediately embarked on a restoration. Mr. Steel sought to restore his Dino so that it could not only be competitive on the show field but also be a reliable car to use on the road. Retaining Black Horse Motorsports of Los Angeles to attend to the mechanicals and the renowned Hot Rods and Hobbies of Signal Hill, California, for bodywork and paint, 06462 was shown at Cavallino in 2004, earning a well-deserved Gold Award. Later in 2004, now seeking to compete for top prizes, Mr. Steel had the Dino thoroughly reworked by The Pit Stop in the Bay Area. In addition to renewing the cylinder heads and clutch, the GTS was given a more refined cosmetic freshening. Mr. Steel and the Dino returned to Cavallino in 2005 and this time earned a Platinum Award as well as the coveted Coppa della Meccanica award, which requires a 100% score of functionality in both static and road tests. In the years following his success with the Dino at Cavallino, Mr. Steel, holding true to his plan, drove the stunningly finished GTS over 9,000 miles, though today it is very difficult to detect any evidence of this use. Throughout his years of enjoying the Dino on the road, it continued to be shown both at FCA meets and at prestigious concours throughout Southern California, including a First in Class at the Los Angeles Concours at the Rose Bowl. When acquired by the consignor in 2010, the Dino again received a thorough servicing and detailing. At this time, the engine and suspension were refurbished as necessary and the carpets were replaced, along with the door seals. The dash was re-covered with new, jet-black “mouse fur” material per original specifications and patterns. The original wiring harness remains in the car, and was thoroughly cleaned, with new connectors installed during the Dino’s most recent round of renewal. This stunning 246 is offered with a correct and pristine tool kit, emergency triangle, owner’s and service manuals, warranty card, radio instructions, and a host of additional documents including the original sales invoice dated March 16, 1974. The jack, wheel chock, and even the original key fob are of concours quality. Also included is an accessory very seldom seen on a Dino: a tonneau cover, which functions as an emergency top should one be caught in a rainstorm without the hard removable roof panel. Between 1968 and 1974, nearly 4,100 Dinos were manufactured. Fewer than 5% were built with the supremely desirable options of 06462, and far fewer still have been returned to concours standards. Still among the finest restored examples in existence and the recipient of numerous concours and FCA awards, 06462 is clearly one of the most exciting Dinos to come to market in recent memory.

Reference Number 206557

as of 2/15/2013

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Car 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS
VIN 06462 
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