• Year of manufacture 
    1973
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    06744
  • Lot number 
    18316
  • Reference number 
    REC11459-1
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Yellow
  • Performance 
    162 PS / 120 kW / 160 BHP

Description

The new Dino 246GT was an absolute delight from all angles, its beauty, handling, engine note, mid-engined layout, unusually good all-round visibility and comparative affordability made it absolutely irresistible. The voluptuous bodywork, which many people regard as the prettiest ever to grace a road-going Ferrari, was designed by Pininfarina and built by Scaglietti and covered a tubular chassis which carried wishbone independent suspension at each corner. The 190bhp engine, with four overhead camshafts, was mounted transversely behind the driver and in front of the rear axle. Power to the wheels was transmitted via drop gears to the transverse 5-speed gearbox, in unit with the differential and engine sump. With rack and pinion steering and a mid-engined configuration, it was a revelation in terms of road holding and stability, nothing had been made like this before and it left its larger V12-engined siblings in its wake.

This was a very modern car and a real step in Ferrari history announcing a new age for Ferrari in concept and design. Sparkling acceleration and a top speed of 145mph combined with a comfortable interior and some usable boot space meant that it was a genuine 'Grand Touring' car.

Finished in Nuovo Giallo Fly Yellow with a Nero interior, this particular Ferrari 246 GT has been with its present owner for some twenty years and as such is fresh to market, a superb and unmolested example that has been cared for as required to keep up to standard at all times. Fitted with the desirable Campagnolo wheels and with the seats having just been retrimmed by Ferrari specialists together with a mechanical inspection just completed, the Dino presents extremely well and, whilst not a Concours contender, no one could argue that it is not extremely pleasing on the eye! It's fitted with electric windows and a period eight-track cartridge player. We are currently awaiting the cars history and, whilst we understand that the indicated mileage of just over 31,000 may well be correct, we can confirm when we have access to the Dino's service records.

Total 246 GT right-hand-drive production is believed to have been less than 500 giving this particular Ferrari an air of exclusivity and an ever increasing desirability making this an opportunity not to be missed for the discerning Ferrari collector. Your personal inspection is welcomed and encouraged to fully appreciate this rare, right-hand drive Prancing Horse.

Please note that the registration number '37 TU' shown in the video does not form part of the sale.