This 1973 Ferrari 246 Dino GTS is now on sale at Girardo & Co. It has its original paint and has been in a collection for a long time.
Ferrari built the 246 Dino GT/GTS from 1969 to 1974. The car was intended to rejuvenate the brand and immediately found many fans in the USA. Only 401 of the 1,282 built copies were intended for the European mainland market (left-hand drive) - the significantly larger part went to customers in the then rapidly emerging US market. The Turin classic car specialist Girardo now has a 1973 Ferrari 246 Dino GTS on offer. The well-preserved car stood untouched in a barn for ten years.
This 246 Dino GTS left the Ferrari factory on May 14, 1973. It comes from the late E-series and is painted in the less frequently ordered color Bianco Polo Park (color code 20-W-152). The leather interior is called Nero (order code 161). The first owner was a Mr. Adelio Negri from Lecco, on the southern shore of Lake Como. The sports car cost 6.1 million lire at the time – in Germany 38,960 marks. For comparison: Porsche demanded 34,000 marks for the 911 Carrera 2.7 RS.
The car with chassis number 06354 stayed with Negri until 1978, then it went to the Italian dealer Romano Pasini. He registered the car in Reggio Emilia with the new registration number RE 325555 – it still has this registration number today. Then the sports car went to the dealer Giacomo Campione.
Bought by car collector family
In April 1981 the Campanini family from Poviglio bought the 246 Diono GTS. At that time, the family owned the large Fiat car dealership Autosalone Ivo Giovanardi in Castelnovo di Sotto - and a well-kept collection of excellent sports cars. In the following 40 years, the Ferrari stood dry in the collection, and apparently nobody drove it very often. In the past ten years the car has remained completely untouched and somewhat forgotten, as indicated by the thick layer of dust that covered it when it was rediscovered.
The 246 Diono GTS still has its original paint and the chassis, engine, transmission and body numbers match. The experts at Girardo assume that the displayed mileage of 68,822 kilometers is real. The scope of delivery includes the original operating instructions, the hard top and the fabric cover, the jack with leather case, the spare parts catalog at the time and the spare wheel.
Classic dealer Girardo only reveals the price of the Ferrari 246 Dino GTS to seriously interested customers. Well-kept copies currently cost between 340,000 and 460,000 euros.
In the early 1970s, the Ferrari 246 Dino GTS was a youthful sports car that customers liked straight away – the car found many fans, especially on the US market. The example now offered by classic car specialists Girardo & Co. still has its original paintwork, has run less than 70,000 kilometers and the chassis, engine, transmission and body numbers match.
There were two private and two commercial previous owners - hardly anyone has moved the car in the past 40 years. Such a vehicle should not come onto the market very often - accordingly, the price could be in the upper range of the current range of 340,000 to 460,000 euros for Ferrari 246 Dino GTS models.