1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS

HIGHLIGHTS


  • VIN number: 08316
  • Paint color: Fly Yellow
  • Mileage: Black

Details and Story:

This 1974 “Flares and Chairs” Ferrari 246 GTS comes to us from one of our great local clients. The car appears to have started its life in California. In 1977 Ferrari of San Diego sold the car to Jay Quinn who only kept it a few years before passing it along to Andrew Tabor. In 1981 with barely 14,000 miles Andrew sold it to the local Ferrari Dealer Hollywood Sports cars. From there our local Ferrari dealer Foreign Cars Italia purchased it and promptly sold it to local Steve Puckett. Steve loved the car and showed it often but in the late 80’s the original paint had crazed, so he had it stripped and painted by a legendary painter Leo Stead. Steve tucked the car away in his garage and when he finally parted with it in 2005 the paint on the door had crazed again! It seem the window in his garage had let the sun bake the same spot on his door all day long for more than a decade.

 

Our client purchased the car in 2005 with only a little more than 15,000 miles on it. It seemed Mr. Puckett had loved and admired this Dino so much he rarely drove it. After our client’s purchase he contacted SLR restorations in Pinehurst and commissioned a bare metal re-spray in the original “Fly Yellow”. The body was damn near spotless with a few tiny spots needing any attention. After its “freshening” the Dino has enjoyed a few rallies and tours over the years as well as fanatical maintenance. In 2016 our client thought he felt a vibration and wasted no time sending it to Peter Markowski for a complete engine rebuild and service. We have now traded for this impeccable Dino and offer it with its books, tool roll, and jack. This is a stunning example with a fantastic history covering only 15,600 miles since new.

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