DESCRIPTION1974 Dino 246 GTS VIN: 07414 Complete mechanical and cosmetic restoration Multiple award winner Comes with orginal tools, books, and jack This 1974 246GTS, number 07414, was originally delivered new in France, but then quickly made its way to California. The original Owner's Service Book indicates its first service visit took place in Santa Monica, just two months after delivery. According to previous owner and Ferrari enthusiast Nick Colonna, it spent most of its life in the state. Colonna purchased the Dino in 2002 and in 2007 commissioned Norbert Hofer's Gran Touring Classics in Southern California to do a ground-up restoration. The chassis was completely disassembled and rebuilt with factory springs, shocks and bushings. The car received new brakes and the transmission was rebuilt. The engine was thoroughly inspected and, after being found to be strong and in excellent condition, was resealed and cosmetically detailed. The body was stripped to bare metal, the panels were perfected, the gaps were aligned, and the car was resprayed in its original shade of Rosso Corsa. The interior was also restored: the seats were reupholstered, the carpets are new, and all the brightwork was polished or replated. The car has approximately 1000 miles on it since the restoration. Upon completion, the Dino was entered in the Cavallino Classic Concorso D'Eleganza in Palm Beach, Florida where it was presented a Platino Award (95 points or higher) and named the La Coppa per Sei Cilindri (Outstanding Six Cylinder) winner of the event. It also earned a Coppa Bella Macchina award. Only cars that are Platino winners are eligible for consideration for the Coppa Bella Macchina. To win the award, every single operational function is inspected and evaluated by Ferrari Club of America judges, from the car's driving characteristics right down to its cigar lighter. All must be in proper order. This Dino passed with flying colors. Dino #07414 has also undergone a thorough inspection at Canepa and is being offered with its factory tool kit, original operation and service handbooks, factory spares catalog, original sales brochure, and original Dino factory leather portfolio. The car has been fully detailed and is ready now for both show and high-speed touring. About the Dino 246 GTS The name Dino honors Enzo Ferrari's son, Alfredo Dino Ferrari. Dino is widely credited with influencing his father's decision to develop a line of racing cars powered by V6 and V8 engines. Dino had muscular dystrophy and although he worked with engineer Vittorio Jano on the design of the V6 engine, he would not live to see it built. He died on June 30, 1956 at the age of 24. The first Dino concept car appeared at the 1965 Paris Motor Show. Enzo Ferrari had resisted the idea of a mid-engine street car. While it had proved to be a winning platform in his race cars, handling a mid-engine car presented ...
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