Dino 246 GT
Agility, wonderful lines and an attractive presentation were always first-generation Dino hallmarks. Sometimes underestimated, sometimes even joked about, the Dino has subsequently developed into a sought-after collectors’ item, and a Pininfarina design icon.
This Dino chassis #01784 has a special story to tell. It is one of only 52 cars to be delivered in Blu Chiaro Metallizzato. The first owner was Maria Angela De Sist, from Cesena, Italy. The car was first registered on 16.04.1971 in Bologna, with the number plate FO234368. Until the end of 1976, #01784 stayed in Italy, then crossed the pond to the USA. It subsequently stayed with the same owner in California for forty years (1977 – 2017). At the end of the 1970s, this owner decided to have it repainted red, as they liked red Ferraris and the original finish had somewhat worn out. The car stayed red until we bought it at the end of 2017. The owner of the car over four whole decades had many wonderful stories, exuding passion for his beloved car. This personal connection lends the car special charisma.
After we acquired the car, it was clear #01784 should be restored to its original, very stylish colour. After a period of reflection, we began the restoration process in 2018. We decided to stay as close as possible to its authentic original state. The partial restoration, including a technical overhaul and new finish, cost €95 052.15 (demonstrable).
The work was done by Tom Fischer in Brannenburg, recognised specialist in vintage cars. Countless pictures and immaculate, detailed documentation of the restoration is available. The Dino is now resplendent in its beautiful original colour, with an interior to match and optimised technical condition. This work has just been finished. All vehicle numbers match the chassis #.
It is almost impossible to find a more attractive Dino 246 GT in this price class. The rare original colour, a lively past and the recent restoration make this Dino a perfect classic car. Whether you are looking for a Dino for your collection, to drive regularly or to get started with, chassis #01784 is looking for another loving and long-term home. Perhaps for the next 40 years…
OUR SLR Mclaren
Our Mercedes-Benz was ordered in July 2007 for the German market and specified with optional 19” turbine rims, 19” brake system, and XL seats. The chosen color combination was Crystal Covelline Blue Metallic (001) over a stunning Silver Arrow Silver leather interior. The SLR was finished in January 2008 and picked up from the Mercedes-Benz Center of Excellence in Sindelfingen, Germany. The car is a time capsule, as it has been kept in storage for the past sixteen years. The McLaren is a brand-new car, untouched since delivery, and finished in an absolutely stunning color combination. Still, this did not discourage the owner from maintaining the car, as almost 6,000 Euros have been invested in a service in February 2022 where all the oils as well as the door hinges were changed.
Our SLR comes with a full documentation, such as the option list, the new car invoice, correspondences with Mercedes, service invoices, as well as the whole collection of literature accompanying the car from new, such as the SLR Book, the SLR Club prospect, and even an SLR key chain with the respective chassis number impregnated on. The car’s original German title shows only one owner from new, and both keys as well as the original battery charger are part of the sale.
Compared to its rivals from Ferrari and Porsche, the McLaren SLR is still a well-kept secret that is patiently lurking at the back of the hypercar lineup waiting to appreciate in value, which it certainly will once people start looking for rare pristine examples. After all, it is a car that had an important role in shaping the modern hypercar, thanks to its carbon fiber construction, its clever aerodynamics, as well as its refinement.