This 1973 Ferrari 246 was completed on April 5, 1973, and was delivered new to Jolly Automotiveis Ltda of Sao Paolo, Brazil. It was imported to the US in 1978 and spent time in California, including under the ownership of Northern California hot rod builder Roy Brizio, before it was moved in 2004 to South Carolina, where it reportedly underwent a refurbishment by Exotic Collectibles that was completed in 2005. It subsequently spent time in Texas and Michigan before it was acquired by the current owner in 2014. The car is finished in red over black leather upholstery, and power comes from a numbers-matching 2.4-liter V6 paired with a five-speed manual transaxle. Features include 14? Cromodora wheels, Ansa quad-exit exhaust, power windows, and a MOMO Prototipo steering wheel. This 246 GT is now offered on dealer consignment with factory books, tools, a Marcel Massini report, service records, refurbishment photos, and a clean California title in the owner’s name.
Delivered from the factory in Rosso Chiaro (20-R-190), the Scaglietti-built bodywork is said to have been painted in its current red during the 2000s refurbishment. Features include an Ansa quad-exit exhaust, split chrome bumpers, a retractable antenna, and a driver-side mirror. Body number 1882 is shown stamped on the door jamb plates, trunk hinges, and coolant reservoir bracket, matching the number listed on the Marcel Massini report. The driver’s door vent window glass was replaced by Grand Prix Motors of Campbell, California, in February 2016.
The 14? Cromodora wheels feature yellow Dino-branded center caps and are mounted with 205/70 Michelin Radial X tires. A matching spare wheel with a Michelin XVS tire is stowed in the front trunk along with a FIM-branded radiator.
The cabin features bucket seats trimmed in black vinyl along with a matching rear bulkhead, door panels, and carpets. Equipment includes power windows, a gated shifter, retractable seat belts, and a set of aftermarket Blaupunkt speakers. No radio is fitted.
The leather-wrapped MOMO steering wheel frames Veglia Borletti instrumentation including a 270-km/h speedometer, a 10k-rpm tachometer, a clock, and auxiliary gauges. The five-digit odometer shows 80k kilometers (~50k miles), approximately 6k (~3,700 miles) of which were added under current ownership.
The 2.4-liter Tipo 135CS DOHC V6 features a 65° cylinder bank angle, dual overhead camshafts, Magneti Marelli ignition, and a trio dual-barrel Weber carburetors. A coolant leak was repaired by Grand Prix Motors in February 2019, and an oil change was performed by Copa Bella Motors of Monterey, California, in February 2022. Results from a March 2022 compression test can be seen in the gallery.
Power is sent to the rear wheels via a five-speed manual transaxle.
A composite image has been created by the selling dealer and includes photos of engine stamping *0010869* and transaxle stamping 1926. Both match the numbers provided on the Marcel Massini report shown below. Additional photos of the chassis tag and stampings, body number stampings, and markings on the Ansa exhaust can be seen up close in the gallery.The Marcel Massini report lists the factory color combination, equipment, and component numbers.
A collection of photos taken during the 2000s refurbishment are available on request.
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