For Sale: 1973 Ferrari Dino in Costa Mesa, California

Vehicle Description

1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GT

• VIN No. 04914
• Manufactured date October 1972
• One of 828 246 GTs Produced in 1972
• Low miles 12,534 miles

Very original preservation class 246 Dino with original Rosso Chiaro (20-R-190) paint and original Pelle Nera (VM 8500) Connolly leather upholstery, due to a long life of careful and fastidious care. The paintwork is in incredible condition with excellent gaps and panel fit. The interior is stunning and has been well preserved with Connolly leather seats, door panels, original "mouse hair" dash, Gray carpets, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and factory-installed 1972 Klippan seat belts. The Veglia Borletti instrumentation includes a 170-mph speedometer, a 7,700 rpm redline tachometer, a clock, oil and coolant temperature, oil pressure, fuel level, and amperage. Factory options include LHD - U. S. version, Air conditioning, Power Windows, Grey carpets, 6.5 x 14 Cromodora alloy wheels, and Dino center caps with period-correct Michelin XWX 205 70 VR 14 tires.

According to the documentation and the Massini report, this Dino was reportedly delivered new in April of 1973 to William Harrah's Western States Ferrari distributorship in Reno, Nevada. The first owner was Timothy Nicholas a resident in Glendale Arizona from 1974 to 1979. The second owner was Charles Borin from Northridge, California from 1979 to 1982. On April 12, 1982, Motor Classics Inc in LaGrange, Illinois sold VIN 04914 to Mr. Palumbo in Wheaton, Illinois with 8,327 miles. Four years later, Mr. Palumbo was in correspondence with an interested buyer, and on November 14, 1986, Mr. Young followed through and purchased the Dino and had the vehicle relocated to his home in Sedona, Arizona. Mr. Young and his wife were avid lovers of the Dino and took excellent care of the vehicle for over 26 years, servicing it as needed and adding very few miles. In 2012, the vehicle was listed by Wayne Carini's F-40 Motorsports in Portland, Connecticut where it was sold to Mr. Lerardi. On January 26, 2013, the Dino was displayed at the XXII Palm Beach Cavallino Classic held at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida, and was the winner of the Palm Harbor Marina Award and the Platinum Award.

The previous owner, a resident of San Francisco, California took possession of the Dino in 2017, and has since kept this 246 in superb mechanical condition with the help of The Pit Stop Automotive in Brisbane, California. On February 1, 2018, over $30,000 was spent to perform the following: remove the cylinder heads and overhaul, adjust valves, set camshaft timing, rebuild carbs, rebuild water pump, replace hoses, replace fuel hoses, replace fuel filter, replace engine and oil filter, replace transaxle oil, replace front and rear brake hoses, flush brake fluid, buff trim, buff brightwork, install new rubbers, clock repair, recharge A/C system, mount and balance five (5) new tires, and 4-wheel alignment. On September 17, 2019, the Pit Stop Automotive was commissioned to install a NOS Anza exhaust system and perform a complete detail for the Hillsborough Concours d' Elegance. On September 7, 2021, over $3,500 was spent to perform the following: replace A/C compressor, recharge A/C, replace fuel pump, replace fuel filter, replace spark plugs, set ignition point gaps, and rebuild carburetors.

Mechanically, this 246 is powered by a mid-engine 2.4-liter (Type 135CS) V6 that runs phenomenally paired to a gated manual 5-speed transmission and four-wheel disc braking system. Complete with the Massini report, Dealer Service Center Booklet, Consumer Information booklet, Operating and Maintenance Booklet, Supplement to the Maintenance Book, Spare Parts Catalogue, Warranty Card, Toolkit, Spare Tire, and Jack. A very rare opportunity to acquire an incredibly low mileage and well-kept Dino that would make an excellent addition to any collection.

*Note this vehicle is titled as a 1972

History
Introduced in 1969 as a successor to the earlier 206 GT, the Dino 246 GT furthered Ferrari's ambition to nurture a "junior" range of cars that were less powerful than many of their Maranello stablemates, but more affordable as a result. Building on the debut Dino's established formula as a lightweight car with a mid-engine chassis cradling a transverse-mounted V-6, the 246 GT was made with a slightly extended wheelbase; engine displacement was increased to 2.4L. The recognizable shape of the body was designed by Pininfarina, and the Scaglietti-crafted coachwork of the 246 GT was made from steel rather than aluminum. Between 1969 to 1974, more than 3,700 examples were manufactured of both the 246 GT and the GTS, the Targa-style open-top sister model.

Vehicle Details

  • 1973 Ferrari Dino
  • Listing ID: CC-1592048
  • Price: Contact Seller
  • Location:Costa Mesa, California
  • Year:1973
  • Make:Ferrari
  • Model:Dino
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:12534
  • Stock Number:Fe4212
  • VIN:04914

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1665 Babcock Street
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