1974 Dino 246 GTS


As a father, how far would you go to honor your son? In the case of Enzo Ferrari, you would name a new brand in honor of your son. Thus begat the Dino, a sub-brand of Ferrari S.p.A. representing less-expensive and powered sports cars from Ferrarri. It was also a loving tribute to Alfredo “Dino” Ferrari, who died of muscular dystrophy and is credited for the V-6 engine design.

Perhaps the most regarded and well-known Dino model is the 246 GT/GTS, a beautifully sculpted car by the famed Sergio Pininfarina with the optimal mid-engine/rear-wheel drive layout for a sports car and produced between 1969-1974. Although not worthy of a Ferrari badge, the Dino proved to be a very capable car nonetheless with a top speed of 148 MPH and could achieve a 0-60 MPH sprint in 7.1 seconds. Despite this, the brand was stigmatized as the “poor-man’s Ferrari.”

In reality, this is far from the truth given today’s valuations of typically well north of a quarter-million dollars (and climbing). Not bad for a car that originally retailed for less than $15,000.


This particular beauty is a final model-year example in apparent pristine condition with only 56,730 miles on the clock. Like Sophia Loren, our featured Italian beauty in the desirable black-on-black color combination has aged well. Very well.

It is a rare GTS model with a removable targa top, Daytona (chairs and flares) leather seats, and Campagnolo alloy wheels. You cannot get much better than this…for a few hundred thousand dollars. Check it out at Carriage House Motor Cars in CT. And if you have to ask…


Year: 1974
Make: Dino
Model: 246 GTS
Engine: 2.4 transverse V-6 (195 hp)
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 56,730 miles
Price: call for price


RARE factory black exterior-black interior- “Chairs and Flares” -campagnolo wheels-USA Model.
Single ownership by prominent race car enthusiast for past  24 years- 56,730 original miles.
Kept in a climate controlled environment and always maintained.

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