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1973 Dino (Ferrari) 246 GTS Serial Number 05496

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Specifications

Make   Dino (Ferrari) Model   246 GTS
Year   1973 Serial #   05496
Engine #    VIN   
Engine Type   236 E Chassis Type   607 E
Build Sequence #    Number Built   1,274
Body Type   Spyder Body Builder   Scaglietti
First Owner   Morrow Current Owner   Current Owner
Build Sheet   No Current Location   California

Features

1973 Ferrari 246 GTS s/n 05496. A former platinum scoring 246 GTS with 51,352 well–documented miles. Known ownership history from new. Has the original owner’s pouch, a full set of books, the ultra–rare warranty book, the tools set and roll and the jack, bag and lug wrench. Six owners from new. One owner for 23 years, from 1979 to 2002. Marrone Dino metallizzato with near new tan leather “Daytona” seats and power windows. Best in show and a platinum award at the Limerock FCA meet 2000. Older “platinum level” paint and body fit. With fresh detail work this Dino could again grace the lawns of next year’s concours circuit.

History

S/n 05496, Dino 246 GTS. January 1973 USA production. Chassis Tipo 607 E, Motor Tipo 236 E, Gearbox Tipo 607 E.

1973, new to Don Fong’s authorized Ferrari dealership, Fong’s Inc., Atlanta, Georgia. New in Marrone Dino metallizzato with tan leather. USA model with Daytona seats, p/w, a/c, Cromodora wheels.

1973, July 4, sold new by Don Fong, salesman at Fong’s Inc., 16 Third Street N.E., Atlanta, GA. Sold to first owner, Robert E. Morrow, Houston, TX, 77027. Warranty expiration date: 7/4/74.

1974, July, offered in the Ferrari Club of America news bulletin by first owner, Robert E. Morrow, Houston, TX. Metallic brown with tan leather. Air, p/w, AM/FM, Michelin XWXs. 7,000 miles.

1978, April, purchased in Houston, TX by second owner, Stephen Demosthenes, Indianapolis, IN. Metallic brown with tan interior.

1978, April, seen at FAF Motorcars, Tucker, Georgia by Gerald Roush.

1979, offered in the Ferrari Market Letter issue # 0415 by Stephen Demosthenes. Brown with camel interior. Air, stereo, new XWXs. Recent major tune. Excellent original condition.

1979, sold to third owner, Mark Cogal, West Suffield, Connecticut. Marrone with tan interior 1989. Plates BIG BUX.

1990, at the Ferrari Club of America National meet with Mark Cogal, West Suffield, Connecticut. Marrone with tan interior Plates BIG BUX.

2000, August, won best in show and a platinum award at the Lime Rock FCA meet.

2002, May, offered in the Ferrari Market Letter, issue # 2709 by Mark Cogal, West Suffield, CT. Rare Marrone metallizzato with tan leather Daytona seats. Same owner last 22 years. All books & tools. Recent platinum award & best in show at FCA event. Excellent cosmetic & mechanical condition. This Dino is ready to drive & enjoy! 47,400 miles.

2002, April, offered in Ferrari Club of America news bulletin by Mark Cogal.

2002, 4 May–1 June, in the Ferrari Market Letter and offered by Mark Cogal. Rare Marrone metallizzato with tan leather Daytona seats. Same owner last 22 years. All books and tools. Recent platinum award & best in show at FCA event. Excellent cosmetic & mechanical condition. This Dino is ready to drive and enjoy! 47,400 miles.

2002, June, sold to Guy Martin, Shelton, CT. He had the seats, door panels, dash and carpets done by Auto Restorations, Straford, CT. Material supplied by re–originals.

2006, March, sold to Claudio Feuermann, Miami, FL, 33139. Marrone with tan leather, standard Cromodoras, grille guard, Daytona seats.

2009, October, sold by Mike Sheehan’s www.Ferraris-online.com to current owner.

2009, November, minor body and paint, paintless dent removal, all minor chips and dents touched up. Total invoice, $1,700 by Beverly Hills Body & Paint, 8949 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.

2009, 13 Nov., mechanical accessories serviced: rebuilt brakes, machined rotors, flushed brake system, replaced clutch cable, total invoice $2,322. F & M Motorsports, 11797 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.

2009, 20 Nov., mechanical service included rebuilt carbs, installed new clutch assembly, surfaced flywheel, replaced rear main, seal, adjusted shifter, rebuilt alternator, degreed cams, adjusted valves, new seals and gaskets, adjusted door handles and door cables, total invoice $8,636. By Beverly Hills Body & Paint, Los Angeles, CA.

2010, June, alternator rebuilt, new battery and kill switch. Total invoice $1,100 by Beverly Hills Body & Paint, Los Angeles, CA.

2010, July, on consignment with Mike Sheehan’s www.Ferraris-online.com.

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.