London,The Jack Barclay Showroom
7 June 2004
1973 FERRARI 246 GTS DINO
Registration No. MVB 320L
Chassis No. 246 GTS 04836
Engine No. 10232
Red with black leather interior
Engine: mid-engine V6, double overhead camshaft for each bank, cast iron block and alloy heads with two valves per cylinder, 2,418cc, 195bhp at 7,600rpm; Gearbox: five-speed manual; Suspension: front and rear independent with unequal length A-arms, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers; Brakes: four-wheel disc. Right hand drive.
The forerunner to the hugely popular Ferrari 246 GT and GTS was the 206 S Speciale, a styling exercise that Pininfarina exhibited at the 1965 Paris Motor Show. This car evolved into reality when a working prototype appeared at the Turin Motor Show in 1966, and by 1969 the first 246 GT Dino was shown. The V6, four overhead camshaft engine was mounted transversely behind the driver and in front of the rear axle, while the gearbox was in unit with the differential and sump. The Pininfarina styled body was an instant success and the fact that the car handled well ensured it sold well. The car was very user friendly and, with a maximum 195bhp available, very sporting in the Ferrari mould.
This 246 GTS is a sound, usable example of the model. Finished in Rosso Corsa the paint finish is satisfactory but it was noted upon inspection that a few minor bubbles have started to appear in isolated areas. The interior, trimmed in black leather, presents well and the car is described as being in good mechanical condition throughout.
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