7 June 2004,
London,The Jack Barclay Showroom
Price realised GBP 36,425
GBP 22,000 - GBP 28,000
Ex- Motor Show and First Right Hand Drive
1970 FERRARI 246 GT DINO
Registration No. PFX 220J
Chassis No. 246 GT 01134
Engine No. 01134
Silver with two-tone blue 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 first Ferrari to be named Dino was so called in memory of Enzo Ferrari's son, who tragically died young and who had been closely involved in the sports racing cars of the early 1950s. The name Dino was perpetuated with the 246 which was a successful attempt by Ferrari to draw potential owners of Porsches and other exotic road cars into the Ferrari fold.
Displaying just 44,946 miles on the odometer this stunning 246 Dino is an early production model and is reputed to have been displayed at the 1970 Motor Show as well as being the first right hand drive example built. Originally red, this 246 is now beautifully finished in highly complimentary silver thus making for a stunning visual effect.
Paint finish is good, but not perfect, and panel fit could be improved but the car presents well. The interior is trimmed in two-tone blue leather with blue carpets and a period Radiomobile stereo adorns the dashboard. It was also noted that the headlining appears to have been replaced at some point. A truly charming Dino that should not be missed.
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