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1973 Dino (Ferrari) 246 GTS Serial Number 04786

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Lead photograph of 1973 Dino (Ferrari) 246 GTS Serial Number 04786

Specifications

Make   Dino (Ferrari) Model   246 GTS
Year   1973 Serial #   04786
Engine #    VIN   
Engine Type   236 E Chassis Type   607 E
Build Sequence #    Number Built   1,274
Body Type   Spyder Body Builder   Scaglietti
First Owner   Stewart Sportsware, Inc. Current Owner   Current Owner
Build Sheet   No Current Location   California

Features

1973 Dino (Ferrari) 246 GTS s/n 04786, a Platinum level USA model 246 GTS showing 75,379 miles. Ownership history known back to the day it was built. A California car almost all its life. Show quality accessories with the original leather owner’s pouch, owner’s manual and parts book, dealer’s directory and consumer information card, targa top stowage bag, ultra-rare dated warranty card, the complete tool set and tool roll, jack and jack kit. Show-quality older Ferrari Rosso Corsa with like-new covered headlights over an accident-free and rust-free body. Excellent black leather Daytona seats with black inserts and black carpets. New “mouse-fur” on the dash in 2008. Engine-out top-end rebuild, valves and head gaskets in 2008 by Steve Harris Imports. Just completed a 57 item $19,098.38 service and pre-sale inspection plus an obsessive 115-hour detail. Invoices on file. Excellent compression, no service or deferred maintenance issues. Looks great, runs like a clock, pulls strong to redline with very good syncros that go into both 1st and 2nd gear cold without a problem! From new with A/C and P/W. Thanks to the complete books and tools this is a “time capsule” Comes with voluminous receipts back to 1999. Everything working as it should.

History

S/n 04786. 246 GTS. USA model. Original color Nocciola Metallizzato 106-M-27 (bronze metallic) with Pelle Nera VM8500 (black leather).

1972, October, official build date, actual build date 22nd of Jan. 1973.

1973, new to Modern Classic Motors, Reno, Nevada, Ferrari importer and distributor for the western US.

1973, new to Hollywood Sports Cars, official Ferrari dealer for Los Angeles.

1973, 11 June, sold new by Hollywood Sports Cars to Stewart Sportsware, Inc. Bell Gardens, CA.

1973-85, with Stewart Sportsware, Inc. Bell Gardens, CA. Metallic Bronze with black leather. Plates: HUNKER. P/W, A/C, Daytona seats. Cromodora wheels.

1985-86, owned by Jeff Peck, Redondo Beach, CA. Exterior Color: Still Bronze in 1985 Interior Color: Black Leather Plate: HUNKER.

1986, owned by Bill DeCarr, Downey, CA. Repainted in dark red with black leather, 43k miles. Plate: 4 ROD E. Fitted with Borrani wire wheels.

1988, owned by Bruce Haley, Elmwood Park, NJ., purchased from Bill DeCarr. Rosso corsa with black leather. Bill DeCarr’s former personal car, paint by Bill DeCarr.

1989, 04 Mar., to 27 May, offered in the Ferrari Market Letter by Concorde Cars, Hawthorne, New Jersey. Red/black. Ex Bill DeCarr. $157,900.

1996, 23 May, confirmed with Alan Johnson, Sun Valley, CA. Red with black interior. 70,784 miles.

1999, sold to Steve Berman, Los Angeles, CA 90063.

1999, 08 Nov., Steve Berman ordered parts from Bill Young’s G.T. Car Parts Inc., 419 West Lone Cactus Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85027. Total invoice: $55.70.

1999, 10 Nov., Steve Berman ordered parts from G.T. Car Parts Inc., Phoenix, AZ. Total invoice: $84.90.

1999, 23 Dec., Steve Berman ordered parts from G.T. Car Parts Inc., Phoenix, AZ. Total invoice: $340.78.

1999, 23 Dec., Steve Berman ordered parts from G.T. Car Parts Inc., Phoenix, AZ. Total invoice: $106.14.

2000, 19 May, Steve Berman ordered parts from G.T. Car Parts Inc., Phoenix, AZ, two tie rod ends, two needle bearings, four Koni shock decals. Total invoice: $402.63.

2000, 24 May, Steve Berman ordered parts from G.T. Car Parts Inc., Phoenix, AZ, ball bearings, inner wheel bearing, seal ring. Total invoice: $343.98.

2000, 24 May, Steve Berman ordered parts from G.T. Car Parts Inc., Phoenix, AZ, two tie rod ends, two bellows, two upper ball joints, two lower ball joints, eight silent blocks, two shock sleeves, four bushes, two front shocks, two rear Dino shocks, two brake lines, two brake hoses, two front caliper kits, two rear caliper kits, two parking brake seal kits, four motor mounts. Total invoice: $1,839.14.

2000, 6 June, Steve Berman ordered parts from G.T. Car Parts Inc., Phoenix, AZ, shock sleeve, front Koni shocks washers, rear Koni shock washers. Total invoice: $31.96.

2000, 17 Aug., Steve Berman ordered parts from G.T. Car Parts Inc., Phoenix, AZ, gasket & seal set. Total invoice: $415.60.

2000, 30 Aug., Steve Berman ordered parts from G.T. Car Parts Inc., Phoenix, AZ, silent block, pair headlamp covers, trunk seal, used flywheel. Total invoice: $467.90.

2000, 30 Nov., Steve Berman ordered parts from Santa Monica Radiator Works, Radiator, Heater and Air conditioning Specialists, 1537 lincoln Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90401. Total invoice: $500.00.

2001, 03 Jan., Steve Berman ordered parts from G.T. Car Parts Inc., Phoenix, AZ, silent block. Total invoice: $65.70.

2001, 18 Jan., Steve Berman had the A/C serviced by Compressor service, 7456 Valjean Ave. Van Nuys, CA 91406-2919. Flush system and receiver drier. Defective Compressor. A/C-Component Part(s). Total invoice: $213.27.

2001, 22 Jan., Steve Berman had the Amp gauge rebuilt by Palo Alto Speedometer, Inc., Auto Radio & Instrument Service, 718 Emerson Street, Palo Alto, California 94301, test Veglia Borletti amp meter. Total invoice: $137.70.

2001, 29 Jan., Steve Berman ordered parts from G.T. Car Parts Inc., Phoenix, AZ, 80MM air duct. Total invoice: $62.50.

2001, 21 Feb., Steve Berman ordered parts from G.T. Car Parts Inc., Phoenix, AZ, wheel bolt. Total invoice: $35.00.

2001, 10 Apr., Steve Berman ordered parts from G.T. Car Parts Inc., Phoenix, AZ, seal rings. Total invoice: $63.90.

2001, 10 Apr., Steve Berman ordered parts from G.T. Car Parts Inc., Phoenix, AZ, Ship To: Mr. Steve Berman, C/O Fred’s Classics, 28916 FlowerPark Drive, Canyon Country, CA. Total invoice: 63.90.

2001, 20 Apr., Steve Berman ordered parts from G.T. Car Parts Inc., Phoenix, AZ, timing valve spacer. Total invoice: $15.44.

2001, 25 Apr., Steve Berman ordered parts from G.T. Car Parts Inc., Phoenix, AZ, timing valve spacer. Total invoice: $17.36.

2001, 09 May, Steve Berman ordered parts from G.T. Car Parts Inc., Phoenix, AZ, water pump coolant pump shaft bearing. Total invoice: $76.16.

2001, 29 May, Steve Berman ordered parts from G.T. Car Parts Inc., Phoenix, AZ, water pump impeller. Total invoice: $61.33.

2001, 18 June, Steve Berman ordered parts from G.T. Car Parts Inc., Phoenix, AZ, coolant hose and 246 wire set. Total invoice: $238.84.

2001, 25 July, Steve Berman ordered parts from G.T. Car Parts Inc., Phoenix, AZ, seal ring. Total invoice: $36.46.

2001, 06 Aug., Steve Berman ordered parts from G.T. Car Parts Inc., Phoenix, AZ, three-way pipe, oil pressure switch, brake booster, brake master cylinder. Total invoice: $199.24.

2001, 02 Oct., Steve Berman ordered parts from G.T. Car Parts Inc., Phoenix, AZ, replacement oil pressure switch. Total invoice: $0.00.

2002, 07 Jan., Steve Berman ordered parts from G.T. Car Parts Inc., Phoenix, AZ, A/C Pump Belt. Total invoice: $53.94.

2003, 23 May, Steve Berman ordered parts from G.T. Car Parts Inc., Phoenix, AZ. Total invoice: $52.45.

2005, 30 Aug., Steve Berman ordered powder coating from Sundial Industries, Inc. Powder Coatings, 8421 Telfair Ave, Sun Valley CA 91352, “Classic Revival” lot change, glass black-Powder Coating Charge. Total invoice: $190.00

2007, 15 June, sold by Steve Berman to Steve Harris Imports, Authorized Ferrari dealer for Salt Lake City, UT. Red with black leather, Daytona seats, headlight covers. 75,089 miles. Offered at $179,000.

2007, 08 Sept, to 17 Nov., offered in the Ferrari Market Letter, by Michael Call at Steve Harris Imports, Authorized Ferrari dealer for Salt Lake City, UT. Red with black interior. Chairs and a/c. Fresh mouse hair dash. Complete books. Excellent mechanically and cosmetically. 75,000 miles. $179,000.00

2008, 11 Feb., engine out valve job, new head gaskets and major engine-out service by Steve Harris Imports, Authorized Ferrari dealer for Salt Lake City, UT. 4-6 cylinder head gasket leaking oil. R&R engine assembly, R&R left cylinder head, R&R right cylinder head, R&R front crank seal. R&R rear main Seal. R&R oil lines. Clean & Prep engine compartment. Remove engine & transmission assembly from car & washed engine. Disassembled top end of engine. Stripped cylinder heads & sent out for rebuilding. Replaced front crank seal & rear main seal. Replaced distributor drive seal. Reassembled cylinder heads & installed on engine, adjusted valves & set cam timing. Re-assembled engine & installed in car. Replaced oil feed lines, installed all accessories & filled engine & trans with fluids & bleed system as needed. Started car & adjusted timing & air fuel mixtures. Found accelerator diaphragm at center carb leaking, replace diaphragm, adjust timing and fuel mixture and test drive.

2008, 04 Mar., shipped to Plycar, LLC, Fine Automobile Transportation, 280 Indian Head Rd., Kings Park, NY 11754, Shipper: Steve Harris Imports, 808 Main St. Salt Lake City, UT 84101. S/n 04786, Odometer: 75131.

2008, 08 Apr., at Bentley Long Island, Jericho NY. Red with black, Full restoration including engine re-build.

2011, 09 Nov., with Redline Restorations LLC, CT. Red/Black. Mileage: 75,000.

2012, shown at Cavallino Classic, Red with black leather.

2012, 28 Apr., pre-sale inspection by Milestone Motorcars, Boynton Beach, FL. Compression excellent at 175, 185, 190, 175, 180, 175. NICE motor!! Runs smooth and quiet with NO smoke. Everything works.

2012, May to June, massive 57 point service by Symbolic Service, 11455 Sorrento Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92121. Pre-sale inspection; full tune; full fluid service; re-torque heads after engine overhaul; paint wheels; re-chrome plate bumpers and door handles; charge A/C; rebuild steering rack, four wheel alignment; repair and adjust window cables; new pedal pads; new hood and rear lid supports; fit new engine bay decals; setup shift linkage: Total labor: $12,283.59. Total parts: $$2,546.09. Total sublet: $4,097.88. Total invoice: $19,098.38

2012, June, 115 hour detail, color sand and buff all painted surfaces, paint under engine lids, detail engine and engine compartment, polish headlight covers.

2012, June, offered by Mike Sheehan’s Ferraris-online.com LLC.

Note: The above vehicle information is complete and accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time it is posted to this website. Corrections or additional information is always appreciated.