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1970 Ferrari 246 GT Serial Number 00786

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Lead photograph of 1970 Ferrari 246 GT Serial Number 00786

We are pleased to offer 1970 Dino (Ferrari) 246 GT “L” model s/n 00786, a true barn find Ferrari. As the first of the 2.4 litre 246 GT Dinos, the “L” model 246 GT features the attractive flowing body lines of the 246 GT Coupes and a long list of unique body features including traditional knock-off wheels, alloy door skins and outside door locks mounted in the recessed air scoop. The “L” models also featured a lockable trunk button on the rear lid and unique door opening lights. The cockpit features heater and defroster controls mounted on the center console near the gear lever; a unique wide glove box door and both seats feature both back-tilt adjusters as well as fore and aft adjustment. The head rests were fixed to the rear bulkhead, an inner roof-mounted passenger grip handle was fitted for spirited driving, a deeper foot well provided more leg room and a folding foot rest was fitted on the passenger side. The inner door panels did not have the plastic package boxes fitted to the later Dinos. As the earliest model 246 GT, the “L” models carried chassis numbers from s/n 00406 to s/n 01116, so only 358 “L” model 246 GT Dinos were built.

As the first and the most collectable of the 246 Dinos, the “L” model Dinos were European spec only and so s/n 0786 was sold new in Europe in 1970 before coming to the US in 1987. In 1988 246 GT s/n 0786 was sold to a corporate jet pilot and was sent to Terry Myr in Michigan for a total restoration. All metal work was done by Bob Pease to a very high standard and then primered with the excellent solvent-epoxy based primers no longer available today. The complete engine, transaxle, brakes and suspension were all rebuilt by Terry Myr before going into storage for twenty-seven years! After decades of storage 246 GT “L” Model Dino s/n 00786 started easily with a new battery and fresh gas and was driven to the location for our photo shoot. A copy of the video is available.

246 GT s/n 0786 was originally a medium blue metallic with black, a very attractive color combination, and can be restored for the new owner as a “Silver level” great driver, as a show-able “Gold level” Dino or for those who want to go all the way, 246 GT “L” model s/n 0786 can be treated to a “Platinum level” restoration. A detailed inventory found that the door window glass and the carburetor air box lid are missing. The steering wheel and knockoffs are from a later car and the clock and amp gauge are the incorrect type. The rebuilt engine and transaxle are the correct “L” model type but the engine number on s/n 0786 is L 119 but should be in the L 195 range, while the transaxle number on s/n 0786 is N.275 but should be in the N.350 range. Because they are the correct “L” type engine and transaxle, Ferrari Classiche will issue a Classiche certification upon completion of the restoration.

246 GT “L” model s/n 00786 offers the new owner the opportunity to restore this collectable, early-model Dino to the standard of his choice, making for a great driver or a low-cost collectable Ferrari, which will give its new owner instant entry onto the lawn at the Ferrari Club of America National meet, the Cavallino Classic or Concorso Italia. The svelte and flowing body lines of the Dino GT and the sounds of the well-proven, low maintenance and high-revving V6 make every trip to Starbucks sound like a qualifying lap at Sebring. The “L” model is the most collectable of the 246 GT–246 GTS series. If you want to go for a “Platinum” at the Nationals or Cavallino, or you just want a “done” Dino that shows true pride-of-ownership, this is your Dino. We welcome a detailed personal or professional inspection. Priced right and seriously for sale at $299,500 or best offer.

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