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1973 Ferrari 246GTS Dino: Well documented California car and desirable European delivery example
Chassis No. 07134
Rosso Corsa with tan interior
This 1973 Ferrari 246GTS Dino is a very well documented European spec example that's been under the same ownership in California since 1983. From 1988-1989 it was treated to a complete cosmetic and mechanical restoration. It was finished in Rosso Corsa with new tan leather Daytona seats, door panels, and dark brown carpets. It's a superb driver that comes with every detailed invoice in a well-organized file and a complete 46 page photo album showing the step by step restoration. The car starts with a turn of the key, the clutch is light and the transmission is smooth and effortless.The body and panel fit and paint are excellent. The body, chassis and under panels are all exceptionally clean. It also comes with an owners manual, jack, and tool roll.
The Dino was the first evolution of Ferraris higher volume, smaller engine exotics, meant to appeal to a larger market than the flagship V12s. Named after Enzo Ferraris son, Alfredino, who died in 1956 at the age of 24 of muscular dystrophy, the Dino was the first of the baby Ferraris smaller, lighter and more nimble than any other street Ferrari. Its transverse mid-engine was a Ferrari first in a street car, and the fourcam V6 shows its direct racing heritage from the V6 powered 206 SP and V6 powered F2 Ferraris. Styling was by Pininfarina and stands as one of the most beautiful and exotic Ferraris of the period. Thanks to the Dinos low sweeping body lines and the sounds of the well-proven, low-maintenance, high revving V6 right behind your seat, every trip to your local coffee shop sounds, drives and feels like a qualifying lap at Sebring.
Chassis No. 07134. 246GTS. Euro model. From new in Giallo Fly yellow with black.
1973, sold new in Europe. Giallo Fly yellow with black.
1977, repainted to medium blue metallic with tan leather.
1977, July, imported into the U.S. through Long Beach, CA.
1977, 07 Aug., offered in the LA Times by Mike Pokory and Werner Schoch, Werner Schoch
Porsche Sales, Downey, CA, in Southern California.
1977, 20 Nov., offered by Werner Schoch Porsche Sales, Downey, CA. Offered as Blue w/tan
leather, Daytona seats,
1981, sold to someone in Sandusky, Ohio.
1983, with Dr. James D. Weinstein of Bridgeport, West Virginia.
1983, with Michael Miller of Westport Porsche, Inc. in Costa Mesa. Sold to current owner, CA.
1988, October, restoration by Harold White (ExDan Gurneys All American Racers Indy car
mechanic), repainted to Ferrari red (Rosso Corsa) paint from factory. Restoration was
completed approximately September 9,1989.