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1974 Ferrari 246GT Dino

DriverSource proudly presents the Gated Collection®. A celebration and curated selection of Ferrari's finest 'Gated' shifter GTs. Selling NOW exclusively through auction, at bringatrailer.com: https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1973-ferrari-246-dino-gt

1973 Ferrari 246 Dino GT Coupé

Chassis No. 04570
Chassis Type 607 E
Engine No. 142536 (matching numbers)
Engine Type 135 CS, Internal No. 0010502
Gearbox Type 607 E, Internal No. 1682 (matching numbers)
Scaglietti Body Type 607 E, Internal No. 1626

LHD, U.S. Version, Cromodora Wheels, Air Conditioning, Power Windows

Original Exterior Color: Blu Dino Metallizzato 106-A-72
Original Interior Color: Pelle Beige VM 3218 Connolly

History & Provenance

January 18, 1973 Factory Completion Date

February 1973 Delivered to William F. Harrah's U.S. West Coast Ferrari Importership Modern Classic Motors MCM, in Reno, NV

September 19, 1973 Warranty Set Up - Hollywood Sports Cars, Inc.

1974 Sold new through official dealer Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo in Portland, OR
First Owner: Jack R. Brace of Portland, OR

August 1977 Acquired by Second Owner: Hector A. Escamilla of San Antonio, TX
Displaying 18,600 original miles

June-July 2011 Car with DriverSource of Houston, TX (30,043 Original Miles Miles)
WE PURCHASED IT FROM ESCAMILLA

July 26, 2011 Sold to Third Owner: Ivan Ing of Vancouver, BC
Displaying 30,043 miles

Fall 2011-Spring 2014 Restoration performed by Bob Smith Coachworks, Inc in Gainesville, Tx
$273,835.51 Invested

Winter 2021-2022 Car with DriverSource of Houston, TX
Displaying 30,465 Original miles

Part of DriverSource Gated Collection paired with previous chassis number GTS #04568

With known ownership since new, 04570 was factory finished in Blu Dino Metallizzato paint, however Jack Brace had the 246 changed to his preference of Black, with the addition of headlight covers, shortly after taking delivery. Just a few years later in 1977, the Ferrari was acquired by heart surgeon and respected collector Hector Escamilla of San Antonio, TX from its first owner Jack Brace in 1977. Mr. Escamilla would cherish the Dino for the proceeding 34 years in San Antonio, Texas - nestled amongst a most spectacular collection of important sporting automobiles.

Driven on occasion and thoughtfully preserved, 04570 would remain in exceptionally original condition with only 30,000 recorded miles when DriverSource Fine Motorcars acquired this impressive 246 GT in Summer 2011 from Escamilla. The Ferrari was soon purchased by Mr. Ing of Vancouver, Canada, who would entrust Bob Smith Coachworks, (considered among the world's foremost Ferrari restorers) to perform a curated restoration of 04570 – with consideration to preserving and restoring the multitude of factory original parts remaining on the vehicle. The restoration efforts would span from Fall 2011-Spring 2014 – all meticulously documented across hundreds of photos and numerous detailed invoices. Nearly $274,000 was invested in the restoration. A dossier of records and USB of photos accompanies the vehicle.

Today, 04570 presents nearly as new, while retaining much of its refinished original equipment and wearing its lifelong appropriate black over tan livery. Body, trim, fittings, all glass, 1626 Body Number stamped hinges and radiator tab, 1972 Klippan seat belts, 1972 (x4) and 1973 (x1) date codes wheels, and much more remain fitted in stunning condition. A very rare and Dino correct Voxson 8-Track Stereo radio is also equipped. This 246 GT is further supported by an original Operating, Maintenance and Service Handbook, U.S. Handbook Supplement, Spare Parts Catalog, and Consumer Information pamphlet in original leather folio. As well as a tool kit, original jack and tire iron in case, wheel chock, spare tire, car cover and supplemental matching floor mats.

Compression and Leak Down Test per Cylinder

1. 135 PSI / 5% Leak Down
2. 130 PSI / 5% Leak Down
3. 135 PSI / 5% Leak Down
4. 130 PSI / 5 % Leak Down
5. 120 PSI / 7% Leak Down
6. 130 PSI / 9% Leak Down

Note: Titled as a 1974

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