1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS by Scaglietti
Documents: Italian Libretto
- 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, application for certification submitted to Ferrari Classiche
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.