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1974 Dino (Ferrari) 246 GTS Serial Number 08248

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Specifications

Make   Dino (Ferrari) Model   246 GTS
Year   1974 Serial #   08248
Engine #    VIN   
Engine Type   236 E Chassis Type   607 E
Build Sequence #    Number Built   1,274
Body Type   Spyder Body Builder   Scaglietti
First Owner   Pisano Current Owner   Current Owner
Build Sheet   No Current Location   California

Features

1974 Dino (Ferrari) 246 GTS s/n 08248. A very late production (May 1974) USA model Dino. Sold new to Joe Pisano, owner of Venolia Pistons, famed Funny car driver and Bonneville racer of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, who owned 246 GTS s/n 08248 until 1985. Then sold to the second owner, another well-known drag racer and winner of the U.S. Nationals Funny car Championship in 1985. Only two owners, only 24,097 well cared for miles and with the second owner for twenty-eight years. From new with Daytona seats, P/W, A/C and fitted with the very desirable Campagnolo wheels with the correct XWX tires. Just completed a detailed pre-sale inspection and passed with flying colors. 246 GTS s/n 08248 is as nice underneath as it is topside. Near perfect compression at 165lbs on all cylinders. All water pipes and hoses have been replaced and updated and the brake calipers have been rebuilt. Finished in excellent quality Rosso Corsa paint over a very straight body with nice older red leather Daytona seats and red carpets. Pulls strong to redline with very good syncros that go into 1st, 2nd and 3rd gear cold without a problem! Fastidiously maintained. 246 GTS s/n 08248 is complete and documented back to the original sales invoice. Mechanically maintained to the highest standards and very nicely detailed, this Dino is in excellent mechanical condition and needs nothing. Thanks to the documented ownership, low miles and complete books and tools this is a “time capsule” Ferrari with everything working as it should. Complete with the original leather carrying pouch, full books, the warranty card, the USA supplement, authorized dealer list booklet, the yellow wiping rag, all tools and tool roll plus the original and unused jack and jack bag. Has all service and parts records back to 1985, copies on file. Fitted with optional Campagnolo wheels and the correct Michelin XWX tires.

History

S/n 08248. 246 GTS USA model. New in Argento Auteuil Metallizzato 106-E-1 (light silver metallic) with red leather interior. USA model, Daytona seats, from new with Cromadora wheels.

1974, new to Modern Classic Motors, Reno, Neveda, authorized Ferrari importer and distributor for the Western US.

1974, then to Harley Cluxton, Grand Touring Cars, Phoenix, AZ, the authorized Ferrari dealer for Arizona at the time.

1974, 24 Sept., sold new to Joe Pisano, the owner of Venolia Pistons. Joe bought it new in Arizona from Harley Cluxton, Grand Touring Cars, Phoenix, AZ. The dealer cost was $15,482.30, the list price was $18,287.30 and Joe Pisano ordered a radio at $155.00 and the top painted at $40.00. Final out-the-door price was $19,195.00.

Repainted from Argento Auteuil Metallizzato 106-E-1 (light silver metallic) to Rosso Corsa red while owned by Joe Pisano.

1985, sold to second owner, Valencia, CA. A fellow drag racer who owned several auto parts stores with 60 employees.

1985, 28 Mar., new light bezels ordered from Algar Ferrari, Paoli, PA. $109.10. Copy on file.

1985, 29 May, registered in California in the second owner’s name. Copy on file.

1987, 13 Jan., new bumper rubber strip ordered from Lyle Tanner Enterprises, $34.95. Copy on file.

1987, 16 Jan., another new bumper rubber strip shipped by Lyle Tanner Enterprises, $34.95. Copy on file.

1987, 11 Mar., new radiator hoses and pipes ordered from Lyle Tanner Enterprises, $216.50. Copy on file.

1987, 23 Mar., new shift seal boot, water pump bearing bearing, points and rotor ordered from Lyle Tanner Enterprises, $110.19. Copy on file.

1987, 23 Apr., new oil pressure sender, thermostat and seals ordered from Lyle Tanner Enterprises, $104.20. Copy on file.

1987, 24 Apr., new plug ordered from Lyle Tanner Enterprises, $35.15. Copy on file.

1987, 29 Apr., new tail light ring, emblem and mirrors ordered from Lyle Tanner Enterprises, $150.62. Copy on file.

1987, 28 May, new ring nuts and seals ordered from Lyle Tanner Enterprises, $91.04. Copy on file.

1987, 01 June, new exhaust gaskets ordered from Lyle Tanner Enterprises, $150.62. Copy on file.

1987, 01 July, new side window scrub seals and window channel ordered from Lyle Tanner Enterprises, $41.03. Copy on file.

1987, 23 July, new radiator top seal and mirror base gasket ordered from Lyle Tanner Enterprises, $15.76. Copy on file.

1987, 31 July, new Pininfarina Design badge ordered from Lyle Tanner Enterprises, $47.07. Copy on file.

1987, 13 Aug., new air filter ordered from Lyle Tanner Enterprises, $17.68. Copy on file.

1987, 28 Aug., new trunk tail light cover panel ordered from Lyle Tanner Enterprises, $74.62. Copy on file.

1989, 05 Feb., new clutch cable ordered from GT Car Parts, Phoenix, AZ. $171.35. Copy on file.

1989, 28 July, new windshield ordered from Valley Glass, Carson City, Nevada. $440.00. Copy on file.

1990, late, Claudio Zampoli had three new Campagnolo wheels so he bought them, found a used fourth wheel and fitted them to the car.

1992, 09 Apr., new windshield gasket ordered from Bill Rudd Motors. $28.00. Copy on file.

1992, 09 Apr., new window channels and top seals ordered from Bill Rudd Motors. $114.24. Copy on file.

2000, 01 Mar., rebuild kits for all four brake calipers and brake hoses ordered from GT Car Parts, Phoenix, AZ. $1,885.76. Copy on file.

1990, 23 June–21 July, offered for sale in the Ferrari Market Letter by second owner, Ventura County, CA. Red with red interior. Campagnolo wheels and Daytona interior. 18,750 miles.

2013, May, on consignment with Mike Sheehan’s Ferraris Online 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.