Lot 158

2019   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2019

1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS

Coachwork by Scaglietti

SOLD $555,000


$450,000 - $550,000



Car Highlights

Rare Factory “Chairs and Flares” Dino with Air-Conditioning and Power Windows
Historic Example of Ferrari’s Inaugural Mid-Engine Road Model
Fastidiously Maintained, Serviced, and Restored
Engine Rebuilt and Mechanicals Comprehensively Restored in 2017
Accompanied by Owner’s Manual, Car Cover, and Service Receipts

Technical Specs

2,418 CC DOHC 65° V-6 Engine
Three Weber 40 DCF Carburetors
175 BHP at 7,600 RPM
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Servo-Assisted Hydraulic Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent-Wishbone Suspension with Coil Springs and Shock Absorbers

Saleroom Addendum

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Bob Norsworthy, Cathedral City, California (acquired in 1993)Ed Brown, Albuquerque, New Mexico (acquired in 1994)Chris and Michelle Borg, Austin, Texas (acquired in 2000)Rocky Santiago, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (acquired in 2008)Current Owner (acquired from the above in 2009)

Ranked among the most beautiful and engaging automobiles ever conceived, Ferrari’s 206 and 246 Dino were the products of Maranello’s victorious V-6 racing-engine program of the 1950s and 1960s. Derived from the 166 P and 206 SP sports racers of the mid-1960s and two exotic Pininfarina show cars, the 206 GT debuted in 1967 as the first mid-engine production car from Ferrari and spearheaded the new “Dino” brand.

Breaking from Ferrari’s usual practice of taking a racing chassis and civilizing it, the Dino 206 GT was a purpose-built road car with racing DNA. Sinewy bodywork was penned by veteran Pininfarina stylist Aldo Brovarone and produced at Ferrari’s longtime coachbuilding partner Scaglietti, draped over a tubular steel frame with double-wishbone underpinnings. Visually suggestive of performance, the 206 GT entered production in February 1968, with 153 examples built. The 246 GT arrived in 1969, with an enlarged 2.4-liter engine. Steady refinement defined production, with nearly 2,500 of the 246 GTs built. Produced from 1972 to 1974 with just 1,274 built, the 246 GTS featured a lift-off roof and is regarded by many as the ultimate Dino.

Numbered 05686, this 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS is a left-hand-drive US model sporting the desirable “chairs and flares” combination of Daytona-style seats and flared fenders, plus optional Campagnolo alloy wheels, power window lifts, and air-conditioning. Its known history dates to the early 1980s when the car was owned in Los Angeles. It would remain in California through March 1994 when 05686 was acquired by Ed Brown of Albuquerque, New Mexico, who in turn sold it to Chris and Michelle Borg of Austin in 2000. In addition to comprehensive service and sorting work, confirmed by receipts on file dating to 1999, the Dino was professionally repainted during early 2005 in Rosso Chiaro.

In 2009, the Dino was acquired by the consignor, who had it professionally sorted and serviced at Fast Cars of Redondo Beach, California. In 2017, the award-winning Ferrari marque specialists at Rex Nguyen Restorations of Marina Del Rey, California, were commissioned to further elevate the Dino to its present state of cosmetic and mechanical excellence. A significant investment was made in the completion of this most recent work, including rebuilding and refinishing of the engine, clutch, and gearbox, plus bare-metal refinishing of the undercarriage and engine compartment, and rebuilding of the suspension and braking systems. In addition, attention was paid to the air-conditioning and cooling systems, and the Dino’s lower front nose and rear valance sections were selectively refinished. As offered, this quality example provides many great opportunities for the fortunate new owner to show, enjoy, and appreciate this true icon.