Paris

7 February 2018

1970 Ferrari Dino 246 GT 'L-Series' by Scaglietti

  • Chassis no. 00854
  • Engine no. 0005746

Without Reserve


  • One of just 357 early ‘L-Series’ cars, with 206 GT styling features
  • Desirable European-specification car with power windows
  • Previously exhibited at the Salon Privé event
  • Fully restored by Joe Macari in London


The L-Series Dino, viewed by many as the most pure of the 246 GTs, served as the direct successor to the 206 GT and was built from March 1969 until October 1970, accounting for just 357 total examples. As such, these cars boasted a number of visual similarities with their older, smaller-displacement siblings, including a 206 Dino-style dashboard and seats, a wooden steering wheel, external fuel filler cap, centre-lock knock-off wheels, a deeper passenger footwell with folding footrest and numerous other small details. Perhaps most significantly, the L-Series cars featured lightweight alloy doors and decklids, a contrast to the heavier all-steel bodies of the later M- and E-Series cars.

This desirable L-Series Dino 246, chassis number 00854, was completed in 1970 and sold to its first owner, Giorgio Borletti, in June of that year. Originally delivered in blue over a black vinyl, with power windows, this Dino was sold to its second owner, HP Gaupp of Heilbronn, Germany, in 1980. In 1983, under Californian ownership, the car was repainted red, prior to making its way to its fourth owner in the Netherlands.

Brought to the UK, this Dino underwent a major restoration to an exceptional standard with official Ferrari after-sales main dealer Joe Macari. The total cost of the restoration was roughly £150,000, and the car presented mid-restoration at the prestigious Salon Prive event in 2012.

Now presented in a stunning grey over red, with desirable Daytona-style seats, this car represents an opportunity for either a seasoned Ferrari collector to add to their stable, or for an enthusiast new to the marque to establish their Ferrari collection with a hugely desirable car.





• Un des 357 exemplaires "Série L" des débuts, avec finition de 206 GT
• Désirable version aux spécifications européennes, avec vitres électriques
• A été exposée au concours "Salon Privé"
• Complètement restaurée par Joe Macari, à Londres

La Dino "Série L", généralement considérée comme la plus pure des 246 GT, faisait directement suite à la 206 GT ; elle a été produite de mars 1969 à octobre 1970, avec un total de 357 exemplaires. Ainsi, ces modèles présentaient des similitudes esthétiques avec leur devancière de plus petite cylindrée, comme un tableau de bord et des sièges dans le style de la Dino 206, un volant en bois, un bouchon de remplissage de carburant extérieur, des jantes à serrage central, un repose-pied repliable pour le passager et d'autres détails de finition. Plus significatif encore, la Série L comportait des portes et des capots en alliage léger, alors que les Séries M et E ultérieures étaient dotée d'une carrosserie entièrement en acier, plus lourde.

Cette désirable Dino 246 Série L, n° de châssis 00854, est sortie d'usine en 1970 et a été vendue à son premier propriétaire, Giorgio Borletti, en juin de la même année. A l'origine bleue avec intérieur en vinyle noir, équipée de vitres électriques, cette Dino a été cédée à son deuxième propriétaire, H.-P Gaupp, de Heilbronn (Allemagne) en 1980. En 1983, appartenant alors à un amateur californien, cette Dino a été repeinte en rouge avant de rejoindre son quatrième propriétaire, aux Pays-Bas.

Amenée en Grande-Bretagne, elle a fait l'objet d'une restauration complète et de haut niveau chez Joe Macari, un des plus importants agents après-vente officiels Ferrari. Le coût total des travaux s'est élevé à environ 150 000 £ et, avant d'être terminée, la voiture a été présentée au prestigieux évènement "Salon Privé", en 2012.

Aujourd'hui d'une belle teinte grise avec intérieur rouge, équipée d'enviables sièges de style Daytona, cette voiture représente une opportunité soit pour un collectionneur Ferrari averti, soit pour un passionné souhaitant commencer une collection de Ferrari avec une voiture extrêmement désirable.

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