SOLD 02/16

1972 Ferrari
246 GT Dino

See New Pricing! Restored and Sorted Dino with Books, Tools, and Jack. Very Complete and Correct Example

  • VIN03628
  • Exterior ColorRosso Rubino
  • Interior ColorBlack
  • Mileage61117 Miles
  • Engine2.4 Litre 6-Cylinder
  • Transmission5-Speed
  • StatusSold
  • StockFJ1731


1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT
s/n 03628
Rosso Rubino with Black Interior

Named for Enzo Ferrari’s son, Alfredino, who died in 1956 at the age of 24 as the result of muscular dystrophy, the Dino was, fittingly, a ‘baby’ Ferrari that was dimensionally smaller and more nimble than any other street Ferrari. Its mid-placed engine was a Ferrari first for a street car, and the engine itself is a gem: a lovely quad cam V6 that reflected the lessons learned from producing V6s for Dino race cars like the 206 SP. The styling for the car was done by Pininfarina, and remains to many one of the most beautiful and exotic Ferraris of the period. Certainly the view from the driver’s seat over the two prominently curved fenders is one of the most evocative street going driver’s seat views.

This particular car is a very nicely restored example that has been well maintained, and is very complete and correctly presented. For over 30 years, it was owned by highly regarded Ferrari mechanic Tim Stanford, from 1977 to approximately 2007. It is complete with books in pouch, wheel chock, tool roll with tools, jack bag with jack and lug wrench, and warning triangle. The car was continuously maintained by him during this period and has more recently been maintained by Patrick Ottis. It was shown at Concorso Italiano in 2014 where it scored 92.5 points and since then, numerous incorrect items have been rectified. The car has extensive service records from the last few years, as well as a document indicating that the car showed 22,000 miles in 1980 and 37,258 miles in 1988. The odometer currently shows approximately 60,400 miles.

The car received over $50,000 in restorative work between 2007 and 2012, including full new interior in 2010 (carpets, leather, headliner, dashboard, various trim items), new trunk carpet, bare metal repaint by Lucca Body Works in Davie, Florida in 2008, new weather stripping, rebuilt transmission with 5 new synchros in 2008-2009, NOS Ansa exhaust, refinished wheels, new tires, rechromed bumpers, and countless other small items. Most of the mechanical work during this period was performed by Tim Stanford. In the more distant past, the car received much other work including overhauled brake calipers, and rebuilt cylinder heads.

In 2012 and 2013, the car received over $15,000 of sorting, detail work, and maintenance with Patrick Ottis to improve the car’s operation and cosmetics to its current level. Included in this was fixing the interior lights, rebuilding the clock, fitting a new fuel pump and new fuel hoses, lubricating all latches for opening panels, repairing the interior lights, rebuilding the steering rack, performing an alignment, and repairing and recharging the air conditioning. A few incorrect details identified when the car was shown were also rectified at this time. Currently, the car sits on fresh, correct Michelin XWX tires. After much attention to detail, August of 2014, s/n 3628 was awarded a Gold award (92.5 points) at Concorso Italiano.

Accordingly, the car is in excellent cosmetic condition, with high quality paint over straight panels. The panel fit is excellent throughout and there is no corrosion or significant paint blemishes in evidence. The chrome is very good throughout, as is the glass. The lights are excellent throughout and the car is fitted with Hella H4 headlamps. The interior is equally nice, having been thoroughly restored. The dashboard was reupholstered in the correct mouse fur material, and even the clock works. The upholstery and carpet were also redone to high standards.

The engine compartment is very tidy throughout and detailed, with the exception of the firewall, which has never been restored. The appearance of the engine is in keeping with how the cars would have looked when they were new, rather than a modern over-restored example. The same is true of the front compartment, which is correct throughout, right down to the foam radiator pad. The correct plastic liner and fuse covers are also in place.

The car runs and drives very well, with good power from its properly tuned engine. The gearbox shifts very well with excellent synchros and the car performs as designed in all other regards. The car is complete with books, tool roll with tools, jack with bag, air conditioning, power windows, wheel chock, and safety triangle, a collection of authentic items that would run into five figures to replace for a car that does not include them.

This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a sorted 246 GT that is nice enough to show but also makes an excellent car to drive and enjoy. It comes with a thick file of records showing the expert care it has received, as well as the judging sheet from when it was shown at Concorso Italiano. Dinos continue to increase in value more and more buyers appreciate their blend of enjoyable driving dynamics and stunning lines, making this Dino a sensible buy as both an investment and a car to drive and enjoy.

The above vehicle information is complete and accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time it is posted to this website. Corrections or additional information is always appreciated. All advertised prices exclude government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer document preparation charge, and any emission testing charge. Vehicles are subject to prior sale. All advertised to be true but not guaranteed. We assume no liability for errors or omissions.

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