May Sale this Saturday for Silverstone Auctions
Full marks to Silverstone Auctions on their honest description on this barn find 246 GT Dino - rotten as a pear - which comes under the hammer tomorrow
Doubtless somebody will have to own this car and then plough £150k + (more at a big name shop) into restoring it. So if a really nice Dino is what say £250k+ this means that this car should never be worth more than £100k.....yeah right - I reckon someone is going to pay alot more than that - its a no reserve car - so lets see!
Ferrari 246 GT Barn find - catlalogue description below:
"Presented from a deceased estate, Silverstone Auctions are pleased to offer a truly unique chance to acquire a garage find 1973 Ferrari Dino that has been hidden away since 1975.This RHD two-owner car is showing a believed genuine mileage of 13,932. Finished in the rare Verdi Pino colour (with rust brown details) with optional headlight covers and with contrasting Tan interior. Delivered new to Kirkcaldy, the first owner kept the car for just one year before selling it to the current deceased owner in 1974.
He was a well-known Motorcycle racer, who used to drive like he was racing on a track everywhere he went. Allegedly, the story of how the car became forgotten was that he was driving home in the Ferrari at his usual breakneck pace when the police caught up with him, well tried to at least.... He outran the police, raced straight home, parked it in the garage and feared using the car for some time. In the mean time he purchased a new car and soon the Dino was forgotten.
It stood in the garage for a further 39 years until it saw the daylight once again. As you have probably expected, the idea of finding a low owner, low mileage rare optioned Ferrari Dino with an interesting story of being untouched for the last 39 years is, unfortunately, too good to be true. A leaky garage roof has meant the car has suffered from a severe case of what some may call water staining whilst others would say its simply rotten as a pear. Whatever choice words you used to describe the car, as you can see from the images it is in need of a total restoration.
That being said offered with a current V5C and without reserve, with the prices of Ferrari Dinos continuing to rise in leaps and bounds it is surely a worthwhile project for someone who wants a unique Dino that is a genuine barn find."
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Here's a link to a nice Dino - estimated at £180k - £220k - at the same sale: - CLICK HERE >>>>>
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