1972→1974 Dino 246 GTS

At the 1972 Geneva Motor Show, Ferrari released an open-top version of the Dino 246 called the GTS. Over 1200 examples were produced over a two year period.

The 246 GTS had a removable roof panel similar to the 1967 Porsche 911 Targa. Both these cars copied the idea from the Surrey-Top Triumph TR4 which was the first to use such a panel.

The Dino line was created in honor of Enzo Ferrari’s son Alfredo Ferrari who was championing the V6 engine before his untimely death. The series began with a number of 206 sport prototypes and eventually the 246 road cars.

One of the ultimate specification Dinos was altered to accept 7½-inch wide Campagnolo wheels. These Chairs and Flares cars featured Group 4-inspired wheel arches and seats from the 365 GTB/4 Daytona.

In Detail

tags ferrari
submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
production years 1972 – 1974
released at 1972 Geneva Motor Show
built at Maranello, Italy
production 1274
engine V6
valvetrain DOHC 2 Valves / Cyl
displacement 2418 cc / 147.6 in³
bore 92.5 mm / 3.64 in
stroke 60 mm / 2.36 in
compression 9.0:1
power 145.4 kw / 195.0 bhp @ 7600 rpm
specific output 80.65 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 180.56 bhp per tonne
driven wheels Mid Engine / RWD
steering Rack & Pinion
curb weight 1080 kg / 2381 lbs
wheelbase 2340 mm / 92.1 in
front track 1425 mm / 56.1 in
rear track 1430 mm / 56.3 in
length 4300 mm / 169.3 in
height 1150 mm / 45.3 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
top speed ~245 kph / 152.2 mph

Auction Sales History

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1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS 07794 – sold for $368,500 A desirable late E-Series Dino. Equipped from new with power windows and air conditioning. Matching numbers. Finished in its original colors of Argento Auteil Metallizzato over a Rosso interior with Daytona seats. Recent service by Ferrari of Central Florida.
Auction Source: RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2015
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1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS 07874 – sold for $401,500 Long-Term Single Family Ownership. A Well-Preserved, Low-Mileage Southern California Car. Attractive As-Delivered Silver over Black Color Scheme. Comprehensive Mechanical Work Performed in 2007. Offered with Tool Roll, Owner’s Manual, and Massini Report.
Auction Source: The Pebble Beach Auctions 2015 by Gooding and Company

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Nocciola Metallizzato 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS 07798

20,000-Mile Tipo E Model with Air-Conditioning and Power Windows. One of Only 72 Dinos Originally Delivered in Nocciola Metallizzato. Outstanding Provenance with One Owner for More than 20 Years. proper tool roll, jack kit, and the leather handbook folio containing the original owner’s manual, parts catalogue, warranty card, service book, and the consumer information pamphlet. Included in the car’s impressive documentation file are copies of the original invoice and sale contract between Baker Motor Company and Lee Williams, service invoices, and a history report compiled by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini.

Auction Source: The Pebble Beach Auctions 2015 by Gooding and Company
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1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS 08486 – sold for $561,000 Among the Very Last Dinos Built. Fully Optioned “Chairs and Flares” Model. 24,000 Mile Example Presented in Exceptional Original Color Scheme. Offered with Tool Roll, Handbooks, and Records. Documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini.
Auction Source: The 2015 Amelia Island Auction by Gooding & Company

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1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS 03652 – sold for $357,500 Displayed at the May 1972 Los Angeles Motor Show. One of the Earliest US-Delivered 246 GTS Dino Spiders. Eestored February–December 2006 by Ferrari Classiche in Maranello. Certified by Ferrari Classiche; Accompanied by Red Book.
Auction Source: The 2015 Amelia Island Auction by Gooding & Company
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1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS 04786 – sold for $390,500 Exceptionally Presented 246 GTS. Long-Term California-Based Example. Recently and Completely Restored. Meticulously Recorded History. Complete with Books, Tools, and Accessories.
Auction Source: The Scottsdale Auctions 2015 by Gooding & Company
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1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS 06286 – sold for $418,000 Highly Developed “Tipo E” Dino 246 GTS. Equipped with Optional Borletti Air-Conditioning and Electric Windows. Long-Term Southern California Car with One Owner for 35 Years. Striking Presentation in Black with Daytona Seats. Offered with Tool Kit, Handbooks, and Extensive Doumentation
Auction Source: The Scottsdale Auctions 2015 by Gooding & Company
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1973 Dino 246 GTS 05024

This pretty Dino 246 GTS was delivered new to the USA in 1973. As was often the case with models destined for the American market, it was equipped with air conditioning as an option. In sound original condition, it was brought to Italy to join the collection of Norberto Ferretti, creator of the eponymous yacht company, and passionate about art and exceptional automobiles. It was then fully restored, retaining the lovely and original ‘Giallo Fly’ colour, with black interior. Since this work was carried out, the car has only covered a little over 3000 km, and the odometer reads 5859 km. It has its original engine and at the end of the restoration it was certified by Ferrari and will be sold with its Classiche Ferrari “Certificato di autenticità”. The car still has the air conditioning system, which has been serviced, and electric windows.

Auction Source: Rétromobile 2015 by Artcurial Motorcars
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1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS 04714 – sold for €341,600 Two registered owners from new. Formerly owned by racer Jean-François Vaney. Only 58,000 kilometres from new. Recent restoration, with Lancia Stratos engine upgrades. The car that a racing driver drove on the street.
Auction Source: 2015 Paris by RM Auctions
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1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS 08040 – sold for $385,000 Original air condition and power windows. Matching-numbers engine. Long history in the dry Southwest region. Beautifully maintained and cosmetically restored. Enjoyable open-top configuration of the classic Dino. Final series of the vintage Dino GT evolution.
Auction Source: Arizona 2015 by RM Auctions
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1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS 07328 – sold for $345,000 2418cc 195 HP DOHC V-6 engine. 5-speed manual transmission. 4-wheel independent suspension. 4-wheel disc brakes. Red paint. Black with Red stripe leather Daytona interior. Removable hardtop.
Auction Source: Monterey 2014 by Mecum Auctions
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1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS 07976 – sold for $440,000 Just Three Owners from New. Long-Term Single Family Ownership. Highly Original and Unrestored Example. Offered with Books and Tools.
Auction Source: 2014 Pebble Beach Auctions by Gooding & Company

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1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS 06158 – sold for $440,000 Formerly of the Bob Pond Collection. Finished in classic Rossa Corsa over Tan. Believed to be less than 12,400 miles from new. Ferrari’s first mid-engine road going sports car.
Auction Source: 2014 Monterey by RM Auctions
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1972 Dino 246 GTS 06464 – sold for $539,000 Recent nut-and-bolt restoration. Exquisite condition in and out. Desirable Chairs and Flairs GTS specification. Black with Tabacco colored interior from new. Delivered new to the US through Modern Classic Motors.
Auction Source: 2014 Quail Lodge Auction by Bonhams
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1974 Dino 246 GTS 08280 – sold for $390,500 Highly original, low mileage example of the legendary Dino 246GTS. Desirable “Flares & Chairs” spec with Daytona-style seats and wheel arch flares. A late-production Dino benefitting from all the production refinements. Striking silver over red color combination with Campagnolo wheels. Offered with tools.
Auction Source: 2014 Quail Lodge Auction by Bonhams
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1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS 08286 – sold for $429,000 Ferrari’s first mid-engined, road going sports car. Recent mechanical and cosmetic refreshening by Ferrari specialists. Documented by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini. Matching-numbers engine and transmission. Last year of production for the 246 Spider.
Auction Source: Amelia Island 2014 by RM Auctions
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1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS 08070 – sold for $341,000 Rare Factory Paint Color. Longtime California Car. Low-Mileage Example. Cosmetic Restoration Completed in 2012. One of the Last Dinos Built. Offered with Manuals and Tool Kit.
Auction Source: The Amelia Island Auction by Gooding & Company

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1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS 04268 – sold for $352,000 Finished in vivid Giallo Fly over black leather. Only two owners from new. Recipient of a recent and thorough servicing restoration.
Auction Source: 2014 Arizona by RM Auctions
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Rosso Cordoba Metallizato 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS 05724 – sold for $429,000 Five-Year, Nut-and-Bolt Concours Restoration. FCA Platinum Winner, 2012 Pasadena Concorso Ferrari. Consigned from a Prestigious Private Collection. Rare and Beautiful Color Scheme. A Significant Dino 246 GTS Worthy of the Finest Collections. Desirable US Version with A/C and Power Windows.
Auction Source: The Scottsdale Auctions by Gooding & Company
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1973 Ferrari Dino 246GTS 06290 – sold for $275,000 Two long-term private owners since 1975. Desirable factory options including Daytona seats, A/C, and power windows. Shown at Concorso Italiano. Driven 15,000 miles in last 5 years. US specification Dino GTS.
Auction Source: 2013 Quail Lodge Auction by Bonhams
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1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS 07724

We hear the term “survivor” often these days, and no better word can describe this fine Dino Ferrari. Even the mouse hair dashboard is original, an element that very often gets replaced on the best of cars. Very few Bianco Dinos with Daytona seats were produced, and this will surely be among the most original of those that survive in their original specification—a 246 GTS that allows one to see an example much as it was when it left the factory. As the Dino continues to grow in popularity, even exceeding the values of many Daytona coupes of its era, the demand for these great cars never seems to waiver. This particular car should be looked at as a rare opportunity to acquire an unaltered version of this highly desirable Ferrari. When looking at an unrestored car like this, one must remember: “they are only original once.”

Auction Source: 2013 Amelia Island by Rm Auctions
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1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS – sold for $363,000 The Ultimate Development of the Original Dino. Factory-Delivered US-Spec “Chairs and Flares” GTS. Equipped with Optional Borletti Air-Conditioning and Electric Windows. Presented in Original Rosso Chiaro Livery. Offered with Tool Roll, Jack, and Dealership Directory. Documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini.
Auction Source: The 2013 Amelia Island Auction by Gooding & Company

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1973 Dino 246 GTS 06678

Currently being one of the most sought-after road going Ferrari models, this Dino 246 GTS in highly original condition is offered for purchase for the first time after more than 22 years. It comes with a leather pouch which includes the original warranty card, a spare parts catalogue and a handbook, with a tool roll and with one new copy of the ultimate book on the V6 Dinos, the “Dino Compendium” by Matthias Bartz, the latter in English language. The Italian paperwork is complete with the original green libretto (“Carta di Circolazione”) and the Foglio Complimentare.

Auction Source: Artcurial Motorcars à 2013 Rétromobile

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1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS ‘Chairs & Flares’ 05720 – sold for $400,000 Desirable “chairs and flares” example. Factory air conditioning and power windows; believed to be only 92 so equipped. Recent restoration, including new Fly Yellow finish, black leather interior, and chrome. New clutch and full engine service and freshening.
Auction Source: 2013 Arizona Auction by RM
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1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS 06462 – sold for $506,000 FCA Platinum Award-Winning Example. Factory “Chairs and Flares” Model. Just 33,000 Miles from New. Authentic Presentation in Factory Colors. Complete with Show-Quality Books, Tools, and Rare Accessories. Impeccably Maintained Since Restoration. The Ultimate Specification Dino.
Auction Source: The 2013 Scottsdale Auctions by Gooding & Company
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1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS ‘Chairs and Flares’ 07908 – sold for $467,500 Rotisserie platinum-level restoration completed in 2012. Rare “Chairs and Flares” option combination. Two-owner car with low original miles. Ex-Bill Krause for 25 years.
Auction Source: Monterey 2012 by RM Auctions
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1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS 04004 – sold for $231,000 Approximately 31,000 Original Miles. Known Ownership Since New. A Well-Kept Dino Spider. Recent Cosmetic Attention by Perfect Reflections. Offered with Books and Tools.
Auction Source: 2012 Pebble Beach Auctions by Gooding & Company
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1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS “Chairs and Flares” 05820

Comprehensive 2000 restoration by Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo. Low-mileage example. Rare “Chairs and Flares” option combination. 2012 interior restoration.
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1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS – sold for $187,000 Sympathetically restored in 2011. Accompanied by original manuals and warranty card. A lifelong West Coast car. Only four owners from new.
Auction Source: 2011 Monterey Auction by RM
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1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS 07792 – sold for $159,500 This is not just a rare and original car but, with 45,000 miles on the odometer, 07792 presents itself as if new. Furthermore, the striking sports car is complemented by a host of rare accessories including a nose bar, power windows, air-conditioning and a radio.
Auction Source: 2011 Scottsdale Auction by Gooding & Company

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Ferrari Dino 246 GTS

Our racing red Dino GTS, registered in Paris on 26 June 1975, is a superb example, and the best version for driving in sunny weather! It has a typically ’70s imitation black leather and brown velvet interior. When acquired by its current owner in 1992, the car had non-original elements (like outsize speakers) and its engine was not working perfectly. Franck (the collection’s mechanic) was thus instructed to give it a complete overhaul. The ‘matching number’ engine was entirely dismantled, the cylinder-heads adapted for unleaded petrol, the pistons re-reamed, and the guides, valves, clutch, water-pump, Dinoplex, distribution chains, and braking and cooling systems either replaced or restored as new. The door fittings are also new, as are the electric windows, and the carpet has been replaced. The result: a very fine car with a landmark design and in excellent mechanical repair.

Auction Source: 2010 Artcurial Sport & GTs au Mans Classic