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Lot 137

2019   |   Pebble Beach 2019

1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT

Coachwork by Scaglietti

SOLD $375,000

Estimate

$400,000 - $500,000

Chassis

03656

Car Highlights

A Superb, High-Quality Example of the Iconic 246 GT
Beautiful Original Color Scheme of Blu Dino Metallizzato over Beige
Meticulously Documented Show-Quality Restoration by Marque Specialists
FCA Platinum Award Recipient at Concorso Italiano in August 2018
Accompanied by Original Books, Tool Kit, Spare Parts Catalogue, and Judging Sheets

Technical Specs

2,418 CC DOHC V-6 Engine
Three Weber 40 DCN F/19 Carburetors
195 BHP at 7,600 RPM
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Suspension with Coil Springs and Shock Absorbers
Register to Bid

Emile Belhumeur, North Smithfield, Rhode Island (acquired new in 1974)Iggy Moore, New York, New York (acquired from the above circa 1977)Peter Kolsky, Beaverton, Oregon (acquired from the above in 2004)Current Owner (acquired in 2010)

Concorso Italiano, California, 2010FCA Pacific Region Vintage Concours d’Elegance, California, 2010Concorso Italiano, California, 2018 (FCA Platinum Award)FCA Northwest Region Annual Concours d’Elegance, Washington, 2018 (First in Class)

According to research conducted by the consignor, this beautifully restored example of Ferrari’s popular Dino 246 GT was completed in April 1972, finished in Blu Dino Metallizzato paint and trimmed with an interior of beige leather. Specified for the US, equipped with instruments in miles, chassis 03656 was exported to Chinetti-Garthwaite Imports in Pennsylvania, and an early odometer statement suggests the car was originally retailed through Archway Motors of Manchester, Missouri.

In August 1974, the Ferrari was sold to its first private owner, Emile Belhumeur of North Smithfield, Rhode Island. Entries in the Dino’s original warranty booklet note that Autohaus Inc. of Cohasset, Massachusetts, serviced the car twice during the 1970s. Sometime after the second service, the 246 GT was sold to Iggy Moore of New York City. In June 2004, the Ferrari was purchased from Mr. Moore by Peter Kolsky, a vice president of design at Nike’s worldwide headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. Mr. Kolsky entrusted the respected dealership Ron Tonkin Ferrari to service the Dino as needed during his ownership.

In May 2010, the consignor, a Ferrari enthusiast based in Washington, acquired the 246 GT and exhibited it at the 2010 Concorso Italiano and at an FCA Pacific Region Concours. The owner then decided to conduct a complete show-quality restoration, retaining Carlo Durante (a respected former Formula 1 mechanic known for his restoration work) and Denny Markopoulos (a Ferrari specialist) to evaluate the car. The engine and transmission were then completely rebuilt by Durante, and numerous ancillary parts received specialized machine work by John Maloney and Mike Soldano.

The marque experts at Rillos Restoration were entrusted to restore the body and frame, including a bare-metal repaint in the original factory color of Blu Dino Metallizzato. Dennison International assisted in precise paint matching and specialized screen printing for certain components, while the electrical systems and wiring harness were refreshed by Ted Slatten. Art Brass Plating redid the brightwork, Seattle Speedometer reconditioned the instruments, and Massimo’s Upholstery trimmed the interior with correct leather sourced from HVL in the Netherlands.

In 2018, the stunning restoration was recognized with an FCA Platinum Award at Concorso Italiano in Monterey, and a First in Class at the FCA Northwest Region Concours in Washington. In keeping with its high-quality presentation, this Dino is offered with a tool kit and jack, owner’s handbooks, original warranty book, emergency road equipment, and extensive records and photos documenting the restoration effort. Displaying 47,822 miles at the time of cataloguing, this beautifully restored Dino 246 GT is a truly outstanding example that should attract the fancy of any discerning Ferrari enthusiast.