<b>1972 FERRARI DINO 246GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 03964

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Lot 265
1972 FERRARI DINO 246GT
Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina

Chassis no. 03964

Sold for US$ 319,000 inc. premium
1972 FERRARI DINO 246GT
Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina

Chassis no. 03964

2,419cc DOHC V6 Engine
3 Twin Weber Carburetors
195bhp at 7,600rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes


*Beautifully presented, US delivery Dino Coupe
*Factory delivered in striking Blu Dino Metallizzato and Sabbia
*Factory optioned with A/C and power windows
*Iconic and timeless Pininfarina styling
*An ideal companion for rallies and driving events



THE FERRARI DINO 246

The Dino 246GT replaced the 206GT in late 1969, an important year for Ferrari as it saw the firm's formal association with FIAT and put at Maranello's disposal the considerable resources of the Torinese group. The Dino's chassis was lengthened, the body was now steel and the cylinder block cast-iron rather than aluminum, but the bigger engine's increased power was adequate compensation for any weight gain. The outside fuel filler of the 206 was deleted, and the predecessors' distinctive knock-off wheels followed soon afterwards. A Targa-top version, the 246GTS, followed in 1972.

According to the highly respected Road & Track magazine, "it is a thrill to drive a car like the Dino, one whose capabilities are far beyond what even an expert driver can use in most real-world motoring, and that is the Dino's reason for being."


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Built as part of the final and fully evolved E-series of 246 Dino production, the smart 246GT Coupe offered here was completed at the Maranello Ferrari factory in May of 1972. Painted in the optional and striking color of Blu Dino Metallizzato, a medium metallic blue, 03964 was trimmed in Sabbia VM 3234 light beige leather upholstery. It was built for the United States, handsomely optioned with power windows and air conditioning, and equipped with Campagnolo alloy wheels mounted with Michelin tires.

The new Dino Coupe had been ordered by Rosemont, Pennsylvania Ferrari importer Chinetti-Garthwaite, and a copy of the 03964's original Certificate of Origin issued by Ferrari's SEFAC department on July 27th can be found in the accompanying comprehensive history file. Also included in the history file is a copy of the original sales invoice, recording the sale of the Dino to its first owner, a Mr. Don Fong of Atlanta, Georgia, on September 14, 1972, for $12,545.00. Mr. Fong is believed to have kept the Dino for just a few years, before selling it on to a resident of Alabama.

By 1977, the blue Dino Coupe had been repossessed by a bank, and was purchased by Tucker, Georgia Ferrari specialists FAF Motorcars. The car remained with FAF until the early 1980s, when Fred Infantino of New York is believed to have acquired the Dino. By the late 1980s, the Dino's exterior color had been changed to white, and the car had migrated to Michigan where a Mr. Chris Lutomski owned it.

More recently, the Dino has been treated to a service by Algar Ferrari of Pennsylvania, and appears ready to enjoy today. Finished in the elegant Rosso Rubino dark red metallic over a burgundy colored interior, this beautiful Dino 246GT presents exceptionally well in and out. It is fitted with the Perspex headlight covers, a period feature very popular on Dinos when they were new, and possibly a detail installed by Chinetti-Garthwaite at the time of delivery. With their excellent road manners, great sound and iconic looks, the classic 246 Dino is as popular as ever, and hardly a Ferrari model to ever be forgotten.

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<b>1972 FERRARI DINO 246GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 03964
<b>1972 FERRARI DINO 246GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 03964
<b>1972 FERRARI DINO 246GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 03964
<b>1972 FERRARI DINO 246GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 03964
<b>1972 FERRARI DINO 246GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 03964
<b>1972 FERRARI DINO 246GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 03964
<b>1972 FERRARI DINO 246GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 03964
<b>1972 FERRARI DINO 246GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 03964
<b>1972 FERRARI DINO 246GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 03964
<b>1972 FERRARI DINO 246GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 03964
<b>1972 FERRARI DINO 246GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 03964
<b>1972 FERRARI DINO 246GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 03964
<b>1972 FERRARI DINO 246GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 03964
<b>1972 FERRARI DINO 246GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 03964
<b>1972 FERRARI DINO 246GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 03964
<b>1972 FERRARI DINO 246GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 03964
<b>1972 FERRARI DINO 246GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 03964
<b>1972 FERRARI DINO 246GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 03964
<b>1972 FERRARI DINO 246GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 03964
<b>1972 FERRARI DINO 246GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 03964
<b>1972 FERRARI DINO 246GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 03964
<b>1972 FERRARI DINO 246GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 03964
<b>1972 FERRARI DINO 246GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 03964
<b>1972 FERRARI DINO 246GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 03964
<b>1972 FERRARI DINO 246GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 03964
<b>1972 FERRARI DINO 246GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 03964
<b>1972 FERRARI DINO 246GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 03964
<b>1972 FERRARI DINO 246GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 03964
<b>1972 FERRARI DINO 246GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 03964
<b>1972 FERRARI DINO 246GT  </b><br />Chassis no. 03964
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