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1973 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino

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1973 Ferrari 246 Dino GTS Spider

Chassis No. 04568
Chassis Type: 607 E
Engine Type: 135 CS, Number: 142536, Internal No. 0010576 (Matching Numbers)
Gearbox Type: 607 E, Internal No. 1685 (Matching Numbers)
Scaglietti Body No: 607 E, Internal No. 1615

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

Original Exterior Color: Marrone Metallizzato 106-M-73
Original Interior Color: Beige VM 3218 Connolly Leather

Ever Desirable 246 Dino in GTS Form
Matching Numbers Throughout - Engine, Transmission, Body Stampings #1615
Documented by Marcel Massini
1 of 215 Dino's Originally Delivered in Glidden Salchi's optional Marrone Metallizzato paint (Source: Dino Compendium by Matthias Bartz)
From 25 Years of Ownership
25, 255 Miles – Original!
Assorted Records & Invoices Dating to 1977, Consistent Upkeep in Recent Years
Part of DriverSource Gated Collection paired with following chassis number GT #04570
Complete with Original VIN-Matched Window Sticker, Warranty Card, Consumer Information Booklet, Operating, Maintenance and Service Handbook, Maintenance and Service Handbook Supplement, Spare Parts Catalogue, and Becker Mexico Cassette Operating Instructions – All in leather Dino Folio
With Books, Tool Kit, Jack in Pouch, Spare, Emergency Accessories, Window Crank, & Bespoke Italian 3-Piece Luggage Set

2021 Inspection, Major Service & Freshening Performed by DriverSource

• Mechanical assessment and recommission
• (x4) New, Period Correct 205/70VR14 Michelin XWX Tires
• New battery and retainer assembly
• Koni shocks front and rear, new suspension bushings and suspension rubbers
• Freshened undercarriage components
• Various body seals and rubbers
• Intake and ignition components
• New fluids and filters
• Electrical assessment and repairs
• Clean and rebuild carburetors, tune and synchronize
• Airconditioning recharge
• New stainless-steel exhaust, finished in ANSA styling
• Extensive detailing

History Documented by Marcel Massini:

January 17, 1973 Factory completion date
February 1973 Delivered new to official importer Chinetti-Garthwaite Imports, Inc., in Rosemont, PA/USA
May 31, 1973 Delivered to dealer European Motor Garage, Inc., located at 1244 Wayne Avenue in Dayton, OH/USA, who paid US$ 17'310
Factory Warranty Card #2701/D issued
May 31, 1973 Sold to the first owner Dr. José Guzman, resident at 538 N Detroit Street in Kenton, OH/USA

1975 Sold to the second owner David Cummins, resident in Clarkston, MI/USA
1980 Sold to the third owner Louis Kastan, resident in Kentucky, USA
1986 Sold to the fourth owner Terry Myr, resident in Goddells, MI/USA
1986 to 1990 Owned by the fifth owner Clarence G. Catallo, resident in Clarkston, MI/USA
October 1990 For sale by Catallo in MI/USA
1991 Owned by Dr. Thomas Nepola, resident at 217 Rose Avenue in Staten Island, NY/USA

Registered on New York license plates “8 WD 716”

April 16, 1991 Invoice for various parts from Shelton Ferrari in Fort Lauderdale, FL/USA, odometer showing 20'868 miles
June 12, 1991 Serviced and maintained by official dealer Miller Motorcars of Greenwich, CT/USA
1995 Advertised for sale by dealer Autoputer, Inc., of Hallandale, FL/USA, with 20'000 miles, asking price US$ 95'000
June 21, 1996 Sold by Putnam Leasing to Neil Nepola, resident at 217 Rose Avenue in Staten Island, NY/USA, odometer showing 23'008 miles
July 17, 1996 State of New York title issued
March 2016 Mechanical labor done by Classic Coach Repair, Inc., of Elizabeth, NJ/USA, invoiced to Neil Nepola
September 27, 2016 For sale on eBay, with a buy it now price of US$ 379'000
2019 For sale at the Rand Luxury Motorcar auction in Roslyn, NY/USA
January 2021 Odometer showing 25'235 miles

In unusually seen period-fashionable livery and desirable configuration, 04568 is considered the ideal “driver's” Dino with thoughtful preservation and mechanical attention. This recently serviced and sorted GTS offers immediate touring oppurtunites, displayed in correct Marrone Metallizzato over consistent body lines, showing a glossy finish with light flaws displayed across portions of original paint. Honestly presented overall and sympathetically original. Original etched Sicursiv and Securit glass remain fitted, along with original trim, lenses and vintage Proda headlights.

The cabin is equipped with supple leather upholstery. The seats appear to have been reupholstered, with original upholstery on the door cards, headrests, dash, center console, surrounds and floor. Period sisal Coco Mats protect the original brown carpeting. A recently restored Becker Mexico Cassette radio and original Targa top cover are fitted. An emergency window crank resides in the glovebox. The recorded mileage of 25,255 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 fitted with a 3-piece, handcrafted luggage set, along with a correct original tool kit and jack in pouch. The GT's engine bay appears preserved and serviced as needed – including rubber consumables. Engine number 142536 starts without hesitation and performs well, much thanks to recent major services performed. Importantly, its Scaglietti body 1615 number can be seen chalked on the rear firewall, and stamped on the boot hinges, coolant expansion tank tab, and both inner door jambs.

Compression Test - PSI/Cylinder

1. 165
2. 145
3. 150
4. 170
5. 160
6. 165

Dino's have developed into highly sought-after collectibles with unmatched iconic design and drivability. 04568 offers a tremendous opportunity for immediate enjoyment and continued preservation.

The above vehicle information is accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time it is posted to this website. It is provided 'as-is', without warranties as to its accuracy, whether expressed or implied, and is intended for informational purposes only. Corrections or additional information is always appreciated.

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