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1973 Dino (Ferrari) 246 GTS Serial Number 06288

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Specifications

Make   Dino (Ferrari) Model   246 GTS
Year   1973 Serial #   06288
Engine #    VIN   
Engine Type   236 E Chassis Type   607 E
Build Sequence #    Number Built   1,274
Body Type   Spyder Body Builder   Scaglietti
First Owner   Finholt Current Owner   Current Owner
Build Sheet   No Current Location   California

Features

Multi–Platinum scoring USA model 246 GTS with only 33,549 total miles. Fully documented ownership history. Near–new interior, paint, rubber, brakes, shocks and suspension. Engine recently tuned. New Michelin XWXs. Platinum award Concorso Italiano Carmel 2000 and 2001, front cover of Forza magazine November 2004, Platinum award FCA Century City Los Angeles 2005. Complete with the leather pouch, an original warranty card, owner’s manual and parts book, complete tool set, tool roll, jack, jack kit, tire chalk and original key fob. It also includes a car cover and an album documenting the latest restoration and service records back to the mid–80s. Mechanically maintained and detailed, this Dino is in excellent mechanical condition and needs nothing. A “time capsule” Ferrari with excellent syncros, a strong engine, and everything working as it should. 246 GTS s/n 06288 is equipped with air, power windows, power antenna and has the original top cover used to cover the targa top when stowed behind the seats. Has all smog equipment in place and is fully California Emissions legal. A cosmetically and mechanically superb Ferrari that needs almost nothing to be back on the show circuit.

History

S/n 06288 GTS. Dino 246 GTS. USA model. June 1973 production. Power windows, air conditioning and Daytona seats.

1973, delivered new to Paul Finholt of Nashville, TN.

1976, November, owned by Paul Finholt, Nashville, TN. Pine green with brown Daytona seats. 12,000 miles. Had suffered hail damage to body, which had been repaired. (Finholt telecon to Gerald Roush, Nov 1976).

1978, March–April, offered by Exotic Motor Cars Inc, Decatur, Illinois (see Ferrari Market Letter Vol 3 Number 8 and LA Times 09 Apr 1978).

1980, offered in the Ferrari Market Letter, issue # 0517, by Classic Auto Works, Milwaukee, WI:

Red with tan Daytona interior. Immaculate and perfect. 23,800 miles.

1988, July, for sale with Woodnorth Automobiles, Chicago, IL.

1988–89, sold to Tom Yasso, Mattituck, NY. Plates: VFK 118.

1989, 21 Jan.–18 Feb., for sale in FML by Tom Yasso, Long Island, NY:

Red/tan Daytona interior. A/c, p/w, Rust–proofed when new. Just completed restoration. Interior showroom new, new Wilton carpets. 27,110 miles. $145,000.

1992, 21–22Aug., offered at Rick Cole Auction, Monterey, CA/USA. Described by LOTS red with black and tan interior. 27,932 indicated miles. Cosmetically refurbished to a good standard. Underside dirty with underseal. Paint and interior new with Daytona seats.

1995, offered by Symbolic Motor Car Co., La Jolla, CA/USA.

1996, 15 Jan., offered by Symbolic Motor Car Co.

1996, sold to Ron Burkel, Beverly Hills, CA.

1997–98, offered by Symbolic Motor Car Co. (FML 2225 and FML 2303). Red with tan interior. 29,000 miles.

1999, sold to David Pham, Westminster, CA.

1999, 19 Sep., Santa Barbara Concours d′Elegance, 3rd in Dino Class (David Pham).

2000, 18 Aug., at Concorso Italiano, Carmel, CA USA, Platinum Award (David Pham).

2001, 17 Aug., Vintage Ferrari Concours at Concorso Italiano, Carmel, CA USA, Platinum class award (David Pham).

2002, 23–25 May, FCA North American Field and Driving Concours, Irvine, CA., Silver – Class 9 (David Pham).

2004, November, at FCA Century City, Los Angeles, platinum award (David Pham).

2004, November, cover car for Forza Magazine, Issue #49.

2005, May, offered by Pham with 33,000 miles. (FML 3015).

2005, 29 May, FCA Concorso Ferrari, Century City, CA, platinum award (David Pham).

2006, February, offered in the Ferrari Market Letter, issue 3104:

Fly yellow/ tan. Daytona seats (no flares). New interior, paint, rubber, brakes, shocks, suspension, engine tuned, new Michelins XWX. All records, books, tools and original key fob. Platinum award Italiano Concorso Carmel 2000, front cover of Forza magazine November 2004, Platinum award FCA Century City Los Angeles 2005. Call or email for questions and digital photos. Sorry, no dealers please.

2006, February, sold to current owner.

2008, August, on consignment with Mike Sheehan’s 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.