1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS RHD

£394,995.00 Sale Save

Location: United Kingdom

Delivered in right hand drive UK specification to Maranello Concessionaires in July 1973, this delightful Dino was delivered new in Giallo Fly coachwork with Nero 161 interior, exactly as it presents today

One of a total of 1282 Dino GTS models constructed of which just 258 were right hand drive, this car was supplied new to J.Le Coutre of London, UK. The car was later sold in the 1980s to Mr Ted Carson of Pompano Beach, Florida, USA where it remained in his ownership until 2000 when it was sold by his to estate to the next owner in Australia

According to notes within the history file, the car was shipped to Australia on 20th August 2000 and delivered to Kellend Automotive of McGraths Hill who began the extensive cosmetic restoration programme. The car was totally dismantled and bead blasted before the bodyshell and chassis were sent to Vaughn Ryan fabrication in Riverstone for bodywork and rust repairs, with new inner and outer sills fitted, new door skins and lower firewall sheet metal

Following the completion of the bodywork the car was correctly re-painted by ‘The Paint Refinishers’ of McGraths Hill in the original Giallo Fly and satin black where applicable. The interior was retrimmed by renowned trimmer Ron Farlow, known for his multiple concours wins for Ferrari interiors. The seats were fully re-trimmed in Black leather with new door trim panels and ‘mouse hair’ fabric on the dashboard and correct and original vinyl on the sills, centre console and original specification carpets were fitted

The Dino was shown at the 2009 Ferrari Club NSW Concours where it scored a well-deserved class win, a testament to the high quality of its restoration, images of the event are retained within the history file

In 2013 the Dino was the subject of a mechanical restoration and the engine was stripped, cylinder heads removed with all new valves and guides fitted. The block was dismantled and and re-bored and honed to suit new pistons and all gaskets, chain tensioners etc were replaced, the works are all listed on file with invoices and images, undertaken by Cavallino Motorsport Pty Ltd of Brookvale NSW

Shortly after this work was completed the Dino was repatriated to the UK where it joined a respected private collection and was maintained by JD Classics. In 2015 the car was sent to JD Classics to re-paint the engine bay to concours standards and replace the steering rack and brake servo. Following the works the car was inspected by Ferrari Classiche and the full Red book ‘Classiche Certification’ was issued on 14th December 2016, shortly after the current owner acquired the car

The most substantial recent work was completed in September 2022 at a cost of GBP 12,500 by respected specialists Brightwell Motor Company that included the fitment of a new 123 electronic ignition system with carbon HT leads, the sourcing and fitment of original sunvisors, clock repair, servicing and car detailing and rolling road setup

This exceptional Dino is fully sorted and drives and presents exceptionally well having been restored to a very high standard and carefully maintained since. Offered with comprehensive restoration history with pictures, UK V5 road registration, full tool kit and the all- important red book ‘Ferrari Classiche Certification’