Highlights of this particular Motorcar:
Supplied new by London Ferrari dealer HR Owen Limited (at that time) of 177 Golders Green Road, NW11 9BY
Ferrari Owners Club Concours winner subsequent to a no expense spared restoration by Maranello Concessionaires in Egham.
Complete history file documenting history back to the 1970’s.
Originally supplied in Grigio Ferro Metallizzato with Black leather interior VM 5200.
Sale includes original Ferrari UK file documenting the original spec. This fille includes the originbal Ferrari Spa. Invoice for the car totalling £5,537.36.
Car supplied with five cast alloy wheels and toolkit.
The car came with the following extras: Metallized paint, All leather interior, Power windows.
Copies of many MOT’s going back to when the car was 4 years old and further documenting the mileage.
Accident free from new and fully matching numbers.
Exact Description of this Specific Motorcar
# 06026 ownership history
Ordered new via Maranello Sales - the official UK Ferrari importer - this 246 GTS was sold by the importer to the London dealer - HR Owen.
Originally Grigio Ferro Metallizzato with Nero leather
Extras ordered included, fitment of electric windows and 6.5" Cromadora wheels
Date fo first registration - 16th may 1973
2nd owner - C.T.Hutton 1975 - 1977 - Grigio
3rd owner - G.Hawkridge 1977 - 1980 - Rosso
4th owner - Hendon Way Motors - 1980 - Rosso
5th owner - R.J.Kettle - 1980 - 1989 - Rosso
6th owner - K.Bagette - 1989 - 1990 - Rosso
7th owner - G.Robinson - 1990 - 1994 - Giallo
8th owner - Peter Lloyd - 1994 - 1996 - Giallo
9th owner - Andrew Pisker via Bramley - 1996 - Giallo
10th owner - Tony Collins - 1998 to date - Giallo
There is comprehensive documentation on file including all the early Ferrari sales invoices and some great correspondence from the second owner Chris Hutton who used the Dino as his daily transport to get to work. After this time the car - which has always been cherished, enjoyed a succession of owners who used the Dino for less arduous duties.
In 1994, under Peter Lloyd's instruction, Maranello Sales acquired the car and restored it with the sole objective of delivering a concours winning Dino. Unusually Maranello agreed to undertake the restoration to a fixed price - which Mr Lloyd remarks in the history file was not a financially advantageous arrangement for them with the work involved! The colour chosen in the restoration was Giallo Fly and the car duly delivered on it's restoration brief by triumphing in the 1996 Ferrari Owners Club Concours held at Cokesbrook Hall.
Subsequently via Graham Cook of Bramley, the car ended up with noted Ferrari collector Andrew Pisker who had the gearbox rebuilt and the car ultimately ended up with the latest owner Tony Collins. Tony used the car sparingly and has gone to great lengths to reserch and build up the impressive history file which comes with the car today.
A superb example of a Ferrari UK restored car with superb history - ready for show or event use.
General description of Make and/or Model of this Motorcar:
The Ferrari Dino 246 GTS represents the final evolution of the Dino model range produced between 1967 and 1974. The first mid-engined Ferrari road car, designed by Pininfarina and built by Scaglietti, the model was named after Enzo Ferrari's late son Alfredo who was affectionately known as Dino to his family.
Exquisite curvaceous styling combined with a characterful high revving 2.0 V6, the first member of the Dino family - the 206 - ultimately evolved into the 246 model with a larger 2.4 V6 producing more power and crucially more torque which housed in the lightweight mid-engined chassis produced a delicate and thrilling driving experience.
The GTS or Spyder derivative introduced al-fresco motoring and direct access to the sound of the sonorous V6 engine note and has become highly sought after by today's collectors of classic Ferrari.
1274 GTS models were made and they represented a commercially successful model which pioneered the mid-engined configuration for many subsequent Ferrari models.