My Dino sold wednesday. The new owner is from Seattle and also has a vacation home in Santa Barbara where he plans to keep it, so I had to give up my license plate 74 DINO. He flew down last wednesday and he had an independent Ferrari shop owner to a PPI and then both test drove it. Everything checked out. I had one door lite out, the rubber on one bumper had shrunk 1/4″, a nut was missing on the engine cover. Compression was good as well as the leakdown test. The car will be with me till after the first of the year and then will be driven to Santa Barbara. Sort of sad to see it go but I still have my 206 (currently in restoration process), my 72 GTS another project to do and my recently acquired 72 GT. The sadness dissipated fairly quickly as a replacement arrived the next day! I had asked $395,000 for the car and it sold for less than 4% difference. I think it was a fair price and me and the buyer we’re happy.
A beautiful day in San Diego for Bella Italia, a car show on San Diego Harbor featuring Ferraris and Lamborghinis. My Dino 07836 picked up another first place award!
After 2 years our hard work paid off!!
After 2 long years my son Jeff and myself with no previous car experience totally took apart and restored every part on this car better than new. It was an amazing journey as we learned so much and a lot of it the hard way. It is sort of sad finishing as we had a great time celebrating our small victories everyday and learning from our mistakes. Today Jeff got the honors of the first drive. The most amazing part was that it actually started and almost everything worked. Jeff first drove around our building all seemed good so we branched out to around the block and then a couple of miles. A few things to sort out and we will be ready for our first show at Bella Italia. I would highly recommend spending time with your teenage son doing something productive together.
We wrapped up basically everything and hope to have the first drive tomorrow!