Pristine Ferrari Dino GTS set to be the star lot at Shannons


A 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS with just one owner for the past 32 years is likely to be the star lot at Shannons' forthcoming 'Spring' auction in Melbourne, Australia.

One of just 242 right-hand-drive GTSs, it was delivered new through Maranello Concessionaires in the UK to its first owner in Marseilles, France.

The car arrived in Australia in the late 1970s with just over 30,000 miles on the clock and the vendor has added another 50,000 to that in the past 32 years.

Originally Argento Auteuil, it was resprayed red in 1992-'93, while its Daytona seats have also been retrimmed.

Shannons is estimating that the Dino will make AUS$260,000-$285,000 when it goes under the hammer on 23 September.

Other consignments include a Queensland-built Aston Martin DBR2 ‘Tribute’ replicating one of the two factory racing sports cars of 1957 (AUS$100-$125,000), a 1934 Lagonda Rapier sports Tourer ($35-45,000) and the 1994 Maserati Bi-Turbo Spyder purchased new and owned by Shannons founder, the late Robert Shannon, which is being offered for sale with no reserve.

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