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    1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS Spyder

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    Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale January 19th – 22nd, 2017 at Russo and Steele’s 17th Annual Scottsdale Arizona Auction at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Please contact us for more information.

    Rooted in the pioneering engineering work by Enzo Ferrari’s late son Alfredino Dino and brought to fruition by Vittorio Jano, the basic Ferrari V-6 engine design went on to very successfully power various Ferrari F1, F2, and sports-racing cars during the 1960s. With the new V-6 racing engine in mind, Pininfarina displayed an unpowered styling exercise named the Dino 206 S Speciale in Dino Ferrari’s honor at the 1965 Paris Salon, followed by the Dino Berlinetta GT at Turin the next year, complete with a transverse mid-mounted V-6. Scaglietti built the achingly beautiful Pininfarina-designed bodywork.

    The first production Dino was designated 206 GT denoting 2.0 liters of engine displacement and six cylinders and debuted in 1967 at Turin. Notably, the 206 GT marked the first mid-engine production car released by Ferrari and heralded the debut of the new Ferrari-based Dino brand. Just 150 were produced. The 246 GT arrived for 1969, with a power boost courtesy of its enlarged 2,418 cc engine. Capable of accelerating from rest to 60 mph in the seven-second range en route to a top speed in excess of 140 mph, the 246 GT delivered razor-sharp handling with its fully independent suspension and earned the praise of the motoring press and Ferrari enthusiasts alike. Nearly 2,500 were built. The Targa-roofed 246 GTS debuted for 1972 and was produced through 1974, featuring a lift-off roof panel and the elimination of the Berlinetta’s rear quarter-windows, marking the ultimate Dino evolution with just 1,274 produced.

    Numbered 06380, this very fine 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS is listed in Denny Schue’s online Dino Register as an original left-hand drive, European-specification model originally finished in Giallo Dino Dino Yellow over Bordeaux Daytona-style seats or Chairs. Delivered new in Italy, the Dino was subsequently imported to the United States and the first known owner was Joseph P. Maggio of Pittsburg in 1980. During late 1989, 06380 was purchased by Joe Marchetti, the owner of Ferrari of Chicago, repainted black over black Daytona seats with Rosso Red inserts, and placed into his Galleria Marchetti collection. In February 1993, 06380 was with Roger Moriorty, who appears to have retained the Dino until September 2014, when Kevin Kirvida acquired it and commissioned a complete restoration performed to great effect over the next two years by the noted experts at McCabe Auto Restoration of Mundelein, Illinois. Receipts in excess of 120,000 document the restoration. As now offered for sale, 06380 has traveled fewer than 20,000 original miles and it continues to benefit handsomely from its professional restoration. As such, it offers an exceptional opportunity to acquire an outstanding, late-production example of Ferrari’s first mid-engine production model in its ultimate ‘GTS’ Targa body style. Slip behind the wheel, turn the key, and enjoy its exceptional driving experience with outstanding handling and glorious mid-mounted V-6 soundtrack



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