1973 Ferrari 246 GTS

1973 Ferrari 246 Dino GTS Spider

Chassis No. 05794
Chassis Type: 607 E
Engine Type: 135 CS, Internal No. 11107 (Matching Numbers)
Gearbox Type: 607 E, Internal No. 2168 (Matching Numbers)
Scaglietti Body No: 607 E, Internal No. 2144

• U.S. Version LHD - Instruments in Miles, Power Windows, Air Conditioning, Cromodora Wheels
• Original Exterior Color: Rosso Bordeaux 20-R-351 (Glidden Salchi)
• Original Interior Color: Beige 430 Vinyl (Stabilimenti di Brandizzo)
• Ever Desirable 246 Dino in GTS Form
• Matching Numbers Throughout - Engine, Transmission, Body Stampings #2144
• 1 of 114 Dino's Originally Delivered in Glidden Salchi's optional Rosso Bordeaux paint (Source: Dino Compendium by Matthias Bartz)
• History Documented by Marcel Massini
• Krom Known, Limited & Enthusiast Ownership
• 26,500 Miles - ORIGINAL
• Binder with assorted Records & Invoices Dating to 1977, Consistent Upkeep in Recent Years
• Supported by Original VIN-Matched Warranty Card & Owner's Service Book, Operating, Maintenance and Service Handbook, Maintenance and Service Handbook Supplement, Spare Parts Catalogue, and Ferrari Authorized Service Agents booklet - All in leather Folio
• Complete with Tool Kit, Jack in Pouch, Spare & Emergency Accessories
• 2021 Inspection & Service Performed by DriverSource
* Mechanical assessment * (x5) New, Period Correct 205/70VR14 Pirelli CN36 Tires
* New fluids and filters
* Extensive detailing

History Documented by Marcel Massini:
June 13, 1973 Factory completion dateJune 1973 Delivered new to Chinetti-Garthwaite Imports in Paoli, PA/USA
July 1973 Delivered new to official dealer Orange Motors of Miami, Inc., domiciled in Miami, FL/USA
July 1973 Sold to the first owner Charles J. Gallant, born on the 20th May 1912, resident at "Southways", 130 Barton Avenue, Palm Beach, FL/USA
(Gallant traded in a Maserati Ghibli Coupé)
Later Repainted red and retrimmed with a black interior, plexiglass headlight covers fitted and also a chromed side stripe on the body flanks to protect the doors, a chromed Ferrari script was added to the front lid, the front bumpers were replaced
Mid-1988 Odometer showing 19'000 miles
Registered on Florida license plates "902 HPW"
Later Serviced and maintained by Tim Stanford in Fort Lauderdale, FL/USA, then fully restored and repainted in original color
May 31, 2001 Original owner Charles Gallant passed away, aged 88 years
2008 For sale by Charles Gallant's son Steven Gallant, with approximately 24'000 miles
2008 Sold to Ira Schwartz, a bankruptcy lawyer resident in Brooklandville, MD/USA
2008 Sold to Charles Betz, resident in Huntington Beach, CA/USA
2020 Still with Betz
2021 Sold by Betz with 26,452 Miles
2021 With DriverSource Fine Motorcars, 26,530 Miles

Presented in a fashionable livery and desirable configuration, 05794 offers immediate touring opportunities, displayed in correct Rosso Bordeaux over consistent body lines, showing a glossy finish with light underlying flaws visible upon close inspection. The Dino is honestly presented overall and sympathetically maintained. Original etched Securit glass remain fitted, along with correct components and a California Historical Vehicle license plate.

The cabin is equipped with leather upholstery and matching vinyl edged bound carpet. The seats, carpeting and surrounds are said to have been reupholstered by Peter Engel of Westminster Auto Upholstery in Anaheim, California. The dashboard and center console appear original and unrestored, as does the suction cup sun visors and other bits. A period-style modern Custom Autosound radio is fitted, as is a newer Targa cover for when the top is safely stowed behind the seats. All lights, instrumentation, and electronics appear in proper working order. Air conditioning blows cold. The recorded mileage of 26,500 tracks as original.

The front compartment contains a matching spare tire assembly, washer bag, wheel chock with strap, and correct appointments, while the unrestored rear luggage boot is very tidy and comes equipped with a correct original tool kit and jack - both in matching original brown-lined pouches. The GTS' engine bay appears preserved and serviced as needed - including consumables. Its original engine 11107 starts without hesitation and performs well. Tim Stanford Foreign Cars cared for the Dino while residing in Florida with the Gallant family, thereafter, Brooke Betz, son of Charles Betz confirmed Bill Dricoff of California freshened the car's suspension, shocks and cooling system under the stewardship of Betz. A binder containing history and service records is included with the sale.

Engine Compression Test - PSI/Cylinder

1. 150
2. 145
3. 150
4. 140
5. 140
6. 150

Importantly, 05794's Scaglietti "2144" body number stampings can be seen chalked on the rear firewall, stamped on both boot hinges, coolant expansion tank tab, and both inner door jamb plates.

Dino's have developed into highly sought-after collectibles with unmatched iconic design and drivability. 05794 offers a tremendous opportunity for immediate enjoyment. Now available for worldwide purchase and delivery from our Houston, Texas showroom.
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