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This 1974 Ferrari ‘Dino’ 246GT is almost a one-owner car, it’s covered just 10,000 miles and it will be sold at H&H Classics’ sale at the Imperial War Museum Duxford on 16 October.
And, unlike many, it has never been restored, meaning its £225-275,000 estimate is for an original, low-mile, right-hand-drive example of this beautiful classic.
It was delivered to Dick Lovett Specialist Cars of Wroughton on 28 March 1974 and six days later it was sold to its first owner, a Michael Howard Hoskison of Sutton Coldfield for £5563, who gave it the numberplate ‘MHH 1’.
However just 18 months later, on 10 January 1976, it was sold to its second owner for £7000 – and it’s been there for most of the rest of its life, consigned to H&H’s sale by that owner’s family.
When sold in 1976, chassis 07420 had done just 1716 miles. And despite its second custodian splitting his time between London and the south of France, he ensured his Dino was both regularly serviced and kept dry.
Property developer and marque aficionado David Boland owned the car for less than two years from 14 March 1990, before it returned to its previous keeper, meaning it has been in the care of its current family for 41 of its 45 years.
This Dino’s past is detailed in its bulging history file that will be sold with the car and which includes a copy of the factory order form that confirms it was ordered in Ferrari Light Red with black vinyl upholstery.
It’ll also be sold with the original owner's wallet, a jack, tool roll, its first MOT certificate (and many more) and some period photos.
“This Dino is the last Ferrari to be dispersed from a significant private collection. A true favourite of the family it even outlasted one of just four RHD alloy-bodied 250GT SWBs made in their affections,” said Damian Jones of H&H Classics.
“It is a simply exceptional Dino and an unrepeatable opportunity for collectors everywhere.”
View the full catalogue for the 16 October sale here.