Ferrari – Leggenda e Passione

9 September 2017

1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS by Scaglietti

  • Chassis no. 07214
  • Engine no. 0011394
  • Gearbox no. 2571 E
  • Body no. 2470


  • Single ownership from new with only 26,500 original kilometres
  • One of the few European Dino 246 GTS’ equipped with 7.5 × 14-inch Campagnolo wheels
  • Remarkably original throughout; always properly maintained
  • Offered with its original Italian Libretto, original invoice, owner’s manuals and tools
  • All matching numbers, presented to Ferrari Classiche for certification


In December 1972, Ferrari introduced the bigger 7.5 × 14-inch magnesium Campagnolo wheels paired with larger wheel arches as an option to be fitted on the Dino 246 GT and GTS. This desirable option was often paired with the iconic Daytona-style seats, thus giving birth to the famous American ‘Chairs and Flairs’ definition for the so-equipped cars of that time.

Of the total 4,912 Ferrari Dinos produced, only 1,180 were ordered as the open-top GTS variant, and it is believed that roughly 300 units of the whole production were fitted with the larger wheel arches. Around 70% of these so-equipped vehicles were exported to the U.S., while only a handful were ordered in right-hand-drive configuration, and only 30 were European left-hand-drive vehicles. Despite the fact that the vast majority of Dinos are fitted with both flared arches and Daytona seats, some cars were actually ordered with only the enlarged wheel arches.

Presented here is perhaps the holy grail of Dinos: a 246 GTS in a highly desirable Blu Dino Metalizatto (106-A-72) over a Sabbia (VM 3234) interior offered from single-family ownership. It has never been restored and was originally fitted with the following options: larger wheel arches by the factory and Campagnolo 7.5 × 14-inch wheels, metallic paint, Leather seats and power windows. The car was ordered new in 1973 by Garage Francorchamps in Belgium, for stock, but probably due to the world oil crisis, the Belgium dealer could not find a buyer and finally Nocentini Automobili of Firenze got the car sold on 6 March 1974 to its first and only owner.

Over the years, this very unique Ferrari Dino 246 GTS became a cherished member of the owner’s family as it was passed from generation to generation, having only been driven 26,500 km from new. Whilst always having been properly maintained, and last serviced in 2016, it has never been restored and is in excellent condition throughout, retaining its original engine, gearbox and proper stamped body panels.

This Dino’s status as one of the very few LHD European-delivery Dino 246 GTS’ with leather seats and flares already makes it a very special car. Adding to its desirability, having not left the ownership of its original family or never having been restored, makes this Dino a true diamond in the rough. With its well-documented provenance, unique equipment and stunning looks, this Dino 246 GTS is without doubt the most exceptional example offered in recent memory.





• Un solo proprietario da nuova, con soli 26.500 chilometri percorsi
• Uno dei pochi esemplari Europei di Dino 246 GTS dotati di ruote Campagnolo da 7,5 × 14 pollici
• Sorprendentemente originale in tutto; Sempre correttamente tagliandata
• Offerta con il suo Libretto di coircolazione originale italiano, fattura originale, manuali uso e manutenzione e kit attrezzi
• Tutti i numeri corrispondenti, portata da Ferrari Classiche per la certificazione

Nel dicembre 1972, Ferrari ha introdotto le ruote Campagnolo in magnesio più grandi, da 7.5 × 14 pollici, abbinate ai passaruota allargati, come opzione disponibile per la Dino 246 GT e GTS. Questo desiderabile accessorio è stato spesso abbinato ai sedili tradizionali in stile Daytona, dando così vita alla famosa definizione americana delle "Chairs and Flairs" per le vetture che, all’epoca, erano così equipaggiate.

Tra tutte le 4.912 Ferrari Dino prodotte, solo 1.180 sono state ordinate nella versione a tetto aperto GTS e, si ritiene che circa 300 unità tra tutte quelle costruite siano state dotate dei passaruota allargati. Circa il 70% delle auto così equipaggiate sono state esportate negli Stati Uniti, mentre solo una manciata è stata ordinata nella configurazione con guida destra. Sono solo 30 le auto con specifiche Europee e guida a sinistra che ne sono state dotate. Nonostante il fatto che la maggior parte delle Dino siano state ordinate, se dotate di passaruota allargati, anche con i sedili Daytona, ci sono alcune vetture che sono state effettivamente ordinate con i soli passaruota larghi.

La vettura presentata qui è forse la Dino più rappresentativa della serie: una 246 GTS in Blu Dino Metallizzato (106-A-72) abbinato allo splendido interno Sabbia (VM 3234) offerta proveniente dalla proprietà di una sola famiglia da nuova. Non è mai stata restaurata ed è stata originariamente dotata delle seguenti opzioni di fabbrica: passaruota più larghi, ruote Campagnolo da 7.5 × 14 pollici, vernice metallizzata, sedili in pelle e vetri elettrici. L'auto è stata ordinata nuova nel 1973 dal Garage Francorchamps in Belgio, per farne stock di salone, ma, probabilmente a causa della crisi petrolifera mondiale, il commerciante belga non è riuscito a trovare un acquirente e, alla fine, l’ha ceduta alla Nocentini Automobili di Firenze che l’ha venduta il 6 marzo 1974 al suo primo e solo proprietario.

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