1970 Ferrari Dino 246 GT 'L-Series' by Scaglietti

Sold For $412,500

Monterey


Chassis No.
00522
  • One of 355 early ‘L-Series’ 246 Dinos
  • Recent, no-expense-spared restoration
  • Finished in stunning Rosso Rubino over Nero with Daytona-style seats
Please note that this lot is titled as a 1970.
Delivered new in Switzerland in October 1969, chassis number 00522 falls within the ‘L-Series’ generation of 246 Dinos, representing the earliest series of 246 GT models. These earliest 246 Dinos stand out from the later models as they retain a number of similar features to their 206 Dino forebears, including knock-off hubs, lightweight alloy doors and decklid, and wood steering wheels.

Originally finished in Rosso Dino (20-R-350) over vinyl interior in Nero (161), the car has spent the majority of its life in the United States, including coming to Texas during the 1970s. While in the Lone Star State, the Dino’s engine dropped a valve in the 1980s, and it was placed into dry storage, remaining unrepaired.

Chassis number 00522 was eventually sold to another owner who started the repair, but it remained uncompleted. The car was then purchased by well-known Ferrari parts supplier, Dennis McCann of Westerville, Ohio. After being acquired by its most recent owner in 2012, who found it to be in complete and largely original condition, a full restoration was commissioned.

No stone was left unturned in returning the Dino to as-new condition. In order to utilize as many OEM and original parts as possible, a number of spare parts were purchased from McCann, with further parts purchased from Superformance in the United Kingdom, totaling to nearly $60,000 in components. All of the car’s mechanicals were fully built at a cost of over $50,000, while a further $150,000 was spent on the car’s cosmetics in a restoration that took three years to complete. It is important to note that the car is accompanied by numerous invoices and photographs evidencing the amount of work done on this lovely Dino. Furthermore, the car is accompanied by a set of original tools, manuals, jack, and knock-off hammer.

Refinished in the spectacular deep-red shade of Rosso Rubino over a black interior, as part of an exceptional restoration, this lovely L-Series Dino is truly a head turner.


Addendum

Please note that due to California emissions, this vehicle must be sold to a dealer or out-of-state resident.


Lot Number
242

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