If you’ve got the requisite funds to own a Ferrari, chances are you’ll want one with a mighty striking visual impact and a bit of an impressive backstory and you’ll be getting both if you’re the lucky bidder on this 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS ‘Chairs & Flares’ by Scaglietti that is going under the hammer with luxury car specialists, RM Sotheby’s. Available as part of their Monaco auction, this amazing steed is one of the desirable ‘Chairs and Flares’ versions of the Dino 246 GTS, which is identifiable by its Daytona-style seats and widened wheel arches.
This glorious contraption has undoubtedly captured our imagination here at The Status Life and the 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS ‘Chairs & Flares’ by Scaglietti was ordered new in well-equipped specification; first delivered to the U.S. market fitted with air conditioning and power windows. It is one of around 50 examples of the Dino 246 GTB or GTS thought to have been factory-finished in the attractive shade of Rosso Cordoba and you’ll not find many Ferraris out there more eye-catching than this one.
BREATHTAKING VISUAL IMPACT
Given the fact that cars wearing the Dino badge were purposely marketed as a standalone marque at the time, few can deny that the core DNA of the sub-brand is very intertwined with the history of Ferrari and its Maranello roots. First conceived by Enzo Ferrari as an opportunity for customers to buy into the brand at a more accessible and affordable price-point compared to the company’s regular models, the Dino 206 GT and following 246 GTB and GTS were designed around a mid-mounted V-6 engine and you’ll not see many better examples than this one from RM Sotheby’s.
The 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS ‘Chairs & Flares’ by Scaglietti boasts a striking beige Connolly leather interior and it has been built to U.S.-specification, meaning the car was well equipped from new with air conditioning and power windows, riding on magnesium Campagnolo wheels that were wrapped in 14-inch tyres. Following completion, the car was brought into North America by William F. Harrah’s west coast Ferrari importer, Modern Classic Motors of Reno, Nevada, and shortly after it was acquired by its first owner, who resided in Los Angeles, California.
With its odometer displaying a thoroughly reasonable 38,816 miles at the time of cataloguing, this Dino 246 GT presents the perfect chance for any Ferrari aficionado seeking a model in unique specification with a truly fascinating history. The car is presented for sale with a history file containing selected paperwork, partial leather tool roll, and reprinted owner’s manual with parts manual disc. Love Ferrari and possess deep pockets? This one is for you.
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