Ferrari Dino 246 GTS

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  • Engine and gearbox identical in number
  • History extensively known
  • Comprehensive restoration/overhaul in Germany
  • Equipped with rare Campagnolo rims and wheel arch extensions in "Chairs & Flares" look

The Ferrari Dino 246 GTS

The Dino 246 GT made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in spring 1969. Before that, about 150 Dino 206 had already been produced in one year, but – with the same design as the 246 in an aluminium body – they enjoyed more of a small-series “forerunner” status. The model is named after Enzo Ferrari's son Alfredo "Dino" Ferrari. However, it was not officially assigned to the Ferrari brand and had its own Dino brand logo. The Dino 246 was the first Ferrari road sports car that did not have a V12 engine and was designed as a mid-engine rather than a front-engine. In the 1960s, Ferrari developed V6 engines for racing – the basis for the production of the Dino. The 246 stands for 2.4 litres of displacement and for six cylinders in a V-shape with 65°, double overhead camshafts and three Weber carburettors. The series production of the engines took place at Fiat. This cooperation also included that Fiat offered two independent models – Dino Spider and Dino Coupé – with the racy V6 engine. There were three series of the Dino 246 (L, M and E), each representing detailed modifications to the technology (above all drive, chassis) and equipment. In addition to the Coupé (GT), an open Spider (GTS) with removable Targa roof was introduced in 1972. The visual difference here was also the missing rear triangular window. In a total of five years, 1,868 GT coupés and 1,274 GTS spider were produced. In the meantime, the Dino 246 has become a design icon and is recognised as a true thoroughbred Ferrari.


This Dino 246 GTS was delivered in the United States in July 1974 in the colour Nocciola metallizzato (bronze brown metallic) with leather black and is a late E-series model. In 1977, the Dino changed hands to the second owner, where it remained until 1984. During this time, the car played an automotive role in the film "Cannonball Run" with Burt Reynolds. After that, the Dino changed hands a few more times and was painted in yellow, the colour it has today. The current owner acquired the Dino in 2016 and imported it to Germany. In June 2017, it was registered in Munich and then from 2017 to 2018 underwent an extensive restoration at a specialist company for classic Ferraris. In the course of this, the body, chassis, braking system, electrics and part of the interior were renewed or overhauled. The engine received a major service including a carburettor overhaul. The engine and gearbox are identical in number (matching numbers). 

Details II

The invoices and a photo documentation on the restoration are available. The bodywork and interior are in excellent condition, the paint quality is very good and the clearances (gaps) are perfect – not a matter of course even for restored vehicles. The equipment of this Dino includes the then optional Daytona seats with sporty structure and ventilation perforation as well as an Ansa Classic exhaust system. Moreover, it has the rare Campagnolo aluminium rims and wing flares in the so-called "Chairs & Flares" look. The original factory air conditioning system was removed during the restoration. This Dino 246 GTS convinces as a rare version with its special equipment and the top condition in the course of the restoration. It is a genuine driver’s car that will delight both in the garage and on the road! The deep and tightly cut interior, together with the open gearshift gate, the seating position directly in front of the engine and the high-revving V6 powerplant, convey a pure sports car and racetrack feeling. Beyond the famous 12-cylinder models, it is a recognised milestone of the Ferrari legend and a design icon among the sports cars of the early 1970s.

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Data & Facts

First Registration1974

EngineV6 mid-engine 65°, water-cooled, DOHC, 3 carburettors

Transmissionmanual, 5-speed, middle shift

Weightapprox. 1,080 kg

Quantity1.868 GT coupés and 1.274 GTS spider

Power2,419 ccm, approx. 195 hp at 7,600 U/Min (factory data)

BrakesDisc brakes front and rear

Top Speedapprox. 235 kph

Price440.000,00€ (§25a, VAT not to be shown)

DocumentsGerman registration papers, restoration invoices and photos

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