1972 Ferrari 246 'Dino'
Year of manufacture1972
Offered from The Chester Collection
1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Berlinetta
Coachwork by Pininfarina
Registration no. 246 ABE
Chassis no. 03478
*One of 235 UK-supplied RHD cars
*Known ownership history
*36,997 miles from new
*Restored to a high standard
*Comprehensive history file
As the first series-produced mid-engined Ferraris, the early Dino V6s - the 206 GT and 246 GT - are landmark cars. The line they founded would prove to be an immense commercial success for Maranello, production amounting to 2,487 GT coupés and 1,274 GT Spyders by the time the model was deleted in 1974.
One of only 235 supplied to the UK in right-hand drive configuration, this 246 GT was sold new to a Mr Barder of Woking via Maranello Concessionaires, the UK Ferrari importer. Mr Barder kept and serviced his Dino until 1980 when it was purchased by well-known Ferrari dealer Modena Engineering. The recorded mileage was 22,000.
A Mr D Green then bought the Dino from Modena Engineering and drove and maintained it for the next seven years, covering some 4,000 miles. In 1987, a Mr Michael Cox of Potters Bar bought the car (total mileage 26,000) and maintained it regularly until Mr Joseph Phillips of Ingatestone, Essex bought it in 2004 (at 29,000 miles). In 2008 (at 32,700 miles), the car was sold to the preceding owner, a collector in Continental Europe, forming part of his extensive private collection of sports cars. The immediately preceding owner acquired the Ferrari in 2014 and used it sparingly thereafter. The current vendor has owned the car since June 2016.
Already restored to a high standard when acquired by the vendor, this matching-numbers Dino 246 GT has since been refinished in nero (black) and has a matching leather interior. Since acquisition the Ferrari has been carefully stored at a professional facility and checked over regularly by the vendor's own mechanic.
The car is supplied with a very comprehensive history file containing numerous invoices and expired MoT certificates confirming the odometer reading of a mere 36,997 miles. Additional paperwork consists of a German Fahrzeugbewertung report (August 2013), sundry servicing and maintenance bills, and a V5C registration document.
This is a wonderful opportunity to own an iconic Dino 246 GT, rare in right-hand drive configuration and with such low mileage, which promises the driving sensation only a Ferrari can deliver.