Doesn't get more rockstar than the Ferrari Dino

1973 Ferrari 246 Dino GTS

You don’t have to be born in the 70s to recognise this spectacular classic car, or its owner for that matter.

What makes this car even more star-worthy is its connection with one of the biggest rock bands in the world, Led Zeppelin. That’s right, this 1973 Ferrari 246 Dino GTS was first owned by Peter Grant, the infamous manager who is best known for the creating the rock group which rose to phenomenal success.

Now, four decades later, this Dino is ready to be driven again, in all its glory. But, before it goes under the hammer, COYS decided to take it for a spin back to its roots, the band’s old record label location in Chelsea.

Dino at 484 Kings Road in Chelsea, London

This rare right hand drive Ferrari Dino 246 GTS was bought in 1973 at a list price of £6,620.39 plus delivery charges, number plates and road tax. On top of that, the car was optioned with non-standard non-metallic paint at £63.16 and leather upholstery at £210.93.

On 8th September, this classic car will be auctioned at Coys ‘Thoroughbreds and Vintage at Frontwell’ at an estimated price between £350,000 and £400,000.

An exciting time for the classic car industry, as just a few miles away the Goodwood Revival meeting will take place.

Chris Routledge, CEO of COYS, said: “London is filled with mythical places reminding us of the city’s rock n’ roll and music legacy. Swan Song Records was Led Zeppelin’s own record label, overseen by Peter Grant and used by the band to promote its own products as well as sign new upcoming artists. It’s not hard to imagine Peter Grant driving the Dino around Chelsea and parking it outside the studio back in the day, before meeting with the band.”

He added: “The GTS has all the intrinsic qualities of the Dino 246, but offers in addition the extraordinary sensation of hearing the machinery come to life all around one. That is why it is not just a car with a sporting appearance; it is an authentic sports car through and through and, combined with its wonderful provenance and history would certainly grace any collection.”

There is no doubt this beauty from the past will receive a Whole Lotta Love, along with the sixty other classic and sports cars up for auction. The Stairway to Frontwell House will certainly draw crowds from all over, however if the price of classic cars leaves you Dazed and Confused, you could always head over to Charles Hurst Ferrari; where you will see a wide selection of new and used Ferraris on offer.

By Preeti Sanghera

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