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Matching Numbers, LHD, full restoration costing circa £200k, UK registered, Classiche in progress



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Hexagon Classics are delighted to offer this Ferrari Dino 246 GTS that has recently undergone a 2-year ground up restoration costing in excess of £200,000.  Classiche in progress.


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No small Ferrari has captured the imagination of aficionados and newcomers to the Maranello marque with such enthusiasm.  Ferrari and their appointed styling house Pininfarina, had created an icon. The new Dino 246GT was an absolute delight from all angles; its beauty, handling, sound, comparative affordability, and mid-engined layout was combined with unusually good all-round visibility. Its reliability was said to be the first car from Ferrari that could safely be kept as the owner’s only car.

The 246 Dino engine, with four overhead camshafts, was mounted transversely behind the driver and in front of the rear axle. Power to the wheels coming via drop gears to the transverse 5-speed gearbox, in unit with the differential and engine sump. Introduced at the 1969 Geneva Motor Show, detail changes for the 246 included new seats, iron engine block, bolt on wheels, a steel body, more power, better torque and a lower price.

A revelation in terms of road holding and stability, nothing had been made like this before. Handling was like that of a racing car although the car was more user friendly and reliable than the big V12s. Styled by Pininfarina, and stunning from every angle, the Dino must surely rank as one of Ferrari’s all-time classics and without doubt an appreciating asset.

This is a very modern car and a real step in Ferrari history; it is the first model to be fitted with rack and pinion steering and mid-engine design.  More generally it announced a new age for Ferrari as its concept and design, the 246 was a much better car with a more powerful & torque engine and better road holding due to the longer wheelbase. With its 195 HP it was able to reach 235 km/h as top speed and the kilometre in 27 seconds. The excellent chassis made the car much quicker than bigger ones and it is still a real enjoyment on small roads almost 50 years on. The interior is nice and refined, the large trunk and the high-top speed made it also a real grand tourismo car. The iconic Dino 246 will remain as one of the best models built by Ferrari to date.

Our car is a 1973 example of the much-favoured GTS open-top variant. Ferrari unveiled the targa-topped GTS variant at the Geneva Motor Show in 1972. The 246 GTS Dinos did not have rear three-quarter windows. Instead, their sail panels were given a bank of three rectangular grilles to aid cockpit ventilation. Chassis number 05822 was delivered to Ontario, Canada in 1973 before making its way to Palm Beach Florida. In 2015 the car was imported to the United Kingdom. The Dino 246 GTS has undergone a 2 year ground up restoration by Hexagon Classics costing in excess of £200,000. Included in the sale of the car are the original Ferrari woven wallet, original handbook and original tool roll.

This is without doubt one of Ferrari’s most highly sought- after models; with its correct matching numbers and being presented in superb order following the ground up restoration. Available to view at our London showrooms.



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Jonathan Ostroff on +44 (0)7522 911 911 or via email Jono@hexagonclassics.com