Ferrari Dino 246 GT ‘E-Series’
This ‘E Series’ Dino 246 GT was completed on 27 July 1973. Finished in the dazzling colour combination of Blue Metallizzato over Beige, chassis 06950 was specified as a right-hand drive example destined for the British market, with power windows and standard Cromodora wheels.
Upon completion it was invoiced and delivered new to Colonel Ronnie Hoare’s Ferrari distributorship, Maranello Concessionaires Limited of Egham for £4,922. It was subsequently sold through Dovey Motor Co. in Cardiff on 24 October 1973 to George A. Boella Esq of Southampton.
According to documents on file, Mr. Boella traded in another Dino 246 GT, chassis number 05122, which Dovey gave him a £4,950 credit for. With number plates fitted, an electric aerial and twin speakers added, and a full 14 gallons petrol tank, Mr. Boella owed just £1,438.55 on his new acquisition. The car has remained in the United Kingdom ever since.
Today, chassis 06950 remains finished in its original colours, with its chrome bumpers providing an excellent accent to the striking shade. The car rides on Dino wheels wrapped in Michelin XWX radial tires. The interior is trimmed in Beige vinyl, and features Daytona-style seats, power windows, and a Blaupunkt radio.
Based on photographs of the numbers and the car’s accompanying Massini report, the chassis, body, engine, and gearbox are ‘matching numbers’ and has fewer than 16,000 miles recorded on the speedometer. [Marcel Massini, the acknowledged expert on the verification and authentication of Ferrari models]
Displayed courtesy of Mr Jack Little of RM Sotheby’s