Engine: 2419 cc DOHC V6
Triple Weber Carburetors/195 bhp
5-Speed Manual Transmission
Four Wheel Vacuum Assisted Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Odometer: 66,227 miles
*Dealer Installed Headlight Covers
*Well Documented Service History
*Known Ownership From New
The Model – One might ask why Ferrari would want a V6 race car when their V12's ruled the tracks and roads around the world. In the mid-1960's, the governing body for competition, FISA, declared that all racing engines must be based on a production car with a minimums output of 500 units. Enzo Ferrari’s son Dino had spent much time with smaller V6 engines, but Ferrari did not have the production facilities nor what they felt was a customer base to warrant production of such as car. To address this issue, an alliance with Fiat was born. Fiat would perfect and product the engines, Pininfarina would build the streamline and swooping bodies, while Ferrari engineers would work on the steering and suspension, plus oversee all of the components. Thus was born the 246GT, designated this model by its 2.4 Liter V6 engine. The rest is history as the model entered production in 1969 and ran up to the 1974 model year with 3.569 examples produced.
The Car –This example comes from a well-known enthusiast’s care where it has been maintained and ready for use on the road. This is the popular Series II version of the 246 GT, with the clapper-style windshield wipers and five-bolt Cromodora alloy wheels. Reported as an original U.S.A. spec car, it is finished in Rosso Corsa which does have one high-level professional respray, with black leather seats. It is a full numbers matching car in regards to chassis, motor, gearbox and all other major components. It included the original jack, books with leather binder and tool roll. Showing a December 1971 build date it has alloy front and rear lids with the single post, flush fitting bumpers. Well maintained with records, recently the brake calipers were rebuilt, a new fuel pump installed and a new MSD ignition coil installed. The 246GT was the car that really brought Ferrari to the forefront of mid-engine performance vehicles, and this example is sure to turn heads wherever it is shown.