Ferrari Dino 246 GTS Convertible (1974)



Red. Black interior. Leather interior surface. 246 GTS Convertible.

Leather Interior Surface

1974 Dino 246 GTS VIN: 07414 Complete mechanical and cosmetic restoration Multiple award winner Comes with orginal tools, books, and jack This 1974 246GTS, number 07414, was originally delivered new in France, but then quickly made its way to California. The original Owner's Service Book indicates its first service visit took place in Santa Monica, just two months after delivery. According to previous owner and Ferrari enthusiast Nick Colonna, it spent most of its life in the state. Colonna purchased the Dino in 2002 and in 2007 commissioned Norbert Hofer's Gran Touring Classics in Southern California to do a ground-up restoration. The chassis was completely disassembled and rebuilt with factory springs, shocks and bushings. The car received new brakes and the transmission was rebuilt. The engine was thoroughly inspected and, after being found to be strong and in excellent condition, was resealed and cosmetically detailed. The body was stripped to bare metal, the panels were perfected, the gaps were aligned, and the car was resprayed in its original shade of Rosso Corsa. The interior was also restored: the seats were reupholstered, the carpets are new, and all the brightwork was polished or replated. The car has approximately 1000 miles on it since the restoration. Upon completion, the Dino was entered in the Cavallino Classic Concorso D'Eleganza in Palm Beach, Florida where it was presented a Platino Award (95 points or higher) and named the La Coppa per Sei Cilindri (Outstanding Six Cylinder) winner of the event. It also earned a Coppa Bella Macchina award. Only cars that are Platino winners are eligible for consideration for the Coppa Bella Macchina. To win the award, every single operational function is inspected and evaluated by Ferrari Club of America judges, from the car's driving characteristics right down to its cigar lighter. All must be in proper order. This Dino passed with flying colors. Dino #07414 has also undergone a thorough inspection at Canepa and is being offered with its factory tool kit, original operation and service handbooks, factory spares catalog, original sales brochure, and original Dino factory leather portfolio. The car has been fully detailed and is ready now for both show and high-speed touring. About the Dino 246 GTS The name Dino honors Enzo Ferrari's son, Alfredo Dino Ferrari. Dino is widely credited with influencing his father's decision to develop a line of racing cars powered by V6 and V8 engines. Dino had muscular dystrophy and although he worked with engineer Vittorio Jano on the design of the V6 engine, he would not live to see it built. He died on June 30, 1956 at the age of 24. The first Dino concept car appeared at the 1965 Paris Motor Show. Enzo Ferrari had resisted the idea of a mid-engine street car. While it had proved to be a winning platform in his race cars, handling a mid-engine car presented challenges and Ferrari felt it would be unsafe in the hands of his customers. Ferrari eventually relented -- some of the credit can be given to the stir caused by the introduction of Lamborghini's mid-engined Miura -- and he gave the project to Sergio Pininifarina. A more refined version of the Dino, the 206S, was unveiled at the 1966 Turin Show. Response was positive and Ferrari allowed the new car to go into production. Its smaller six cylinder engine, he rationalized, would keep his customers out of trouble. The 206 Dino GT went into production in 1968. It boasted a top speed over 140 mph, incredibly well-balanced handling, and a design among the postwar era's most beautiful. It was an instant hit with press and public alike. In 1969, in response to demands for more horsepower, a new 246 GT model was introduced. Displacement was upped from 2.0 to 2.4 liters, horsepower increased to 195, and the wheelbase and cabin space were subtly stretched. The longer wheelbase and increased power made a good thing even better. Updates and refinements continued and in 1972 Ferrari introduced a GTS version of the 246: a Spyder with a removable targa-style roof panel. -

Fuel: Gasoline

Transmission: 5-Speed Manual

2,418 cc (147.6 cu in) DOHC V6

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  • Mileage: 30,035
  • Year: 1974
  • Body type: Convertible
  • Colour: Red
  • First registered: 1974


  • Driven wheels: Rear Wheel Drive

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