Amelia Island | Lot 130
1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS by Scaglietti
$401,000 USD | Sold
| Amelia Island, Florida
22 May 2021
- Originally finished in Nocciola over Beige Scuro
- Sold new through Orange Motors of Miami, Florida
- Equipped with power windows, air conditioning, and Cromodora wheels
- Freshly serviced including new brakes, stainless steel exhaust headers, and new exhaust
- Shown at Cavallino in 2008; documented by marque historian Marcel Massini
Today it could be argued that Enzo Ferrari’s son, Alfredo “Dino” Ferrari, was as forward-looking as his father. Recognizing the potential for small-displacement, high-technology six-cylinder engines, his vision is more relevant today than ever before.
The small V-6 eventually made it into production as a 1,987-cubic-centimeter unit, which allowed Ferrari to qualify for Formula Two racing. Shortly thereafter, a prototype called the Dino 206 GT was born. It was first displayed at the 1965 Paris Motor Show, before being updated for the 1966 Turin Salon. It was then put into production in 1968 as Ferrari’s first mid-engined model to be offered to the brand’s devotees.
While most 206 GTs stayed within the borders of Italy, the 246 GT was marketed globally. It was a success almost immediately at its launch, and it spawned the open-top GTS spider in 1972. Their responsive handling and free-revving engines characterized Ferrari well into the 1990s, giving the Dino a long-lasting appeal that serves as a fitting tribute to the short but highly influential life of Enzo Ferrari’s son.
Chassis number 04284 was completed on 19 October 1972. This Dino was finished in Nocciola (106-M-27) over Beige Scuro (Tobacco, VM 846). A U.S.-spec car, it was completed in left-hand drive and equipped with power windows, air conditioning, and Cromodora wheels. It was delivered new a month later to Chinetti-Garthwaite Imports Inc. in Paoli, Pennsylvania. It was sold to official dealer Orange Motors of Miami, Florida, who sold the car to its first private owner, Thomas E. Aldridge of Coconut Grove, Florida. Mr. Aldridge subsequently sold the car in 1975 to its second owner, Pete Sherman, of Orlando, Florida. Mr. Sherman would own the car until 1977 when he sold it to Terry Havens of Kentucky City, Kentucky, who had the exterior color changed and the interior retrimmed in black. By 2006 it was purchased by Joshua Teverow, President of Texcel Industries Inc., a resident of Rhode Island. He showed the car at the 2008 Palm Beach Cavallino Classic held at The Breakers hotel. In 2013 the Dino was purchased by current ownership.
Today, the Dino is finished in red with a removable black targa top and Cromodora wheels. The odometer displays 39,450 miles. The interior features black bucket seats with headrests, a three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel, and black carpet. The consignor states that it has been freshly serviced including new brakes, new stainless steel exhaust headers, and new exhaust. The Dino is accompanied by a Massini report.