1972 Dino 246 GT
This Ferrari 246 GT Dino was purchased by its first registered owner, Mr. Peter Noon in the summer of 1972 from Motortune Ltd of 250 Brompton Road, London. Peter Noon was the lead singer, guitarist and front man of the world-famous ‘Herman’s Hermits’. The band was extremely successful in both the UK and across the Atlantic in America, selling 60 million records with three number one hits. Peter Noon so desperately wanted a metallic purple Dino and so decided to have the original colour changed almost immediately from Argento Auteuil to Viola Dino Metalizzato. The car has retained this stunning colour ever since. Peter Noon kept his beloved Dino until August 1975 when he decided to leave the UK for a new life in the South of France.
In 2013, the current owner commissioned Barkaways to carry out a full and comprehensive restoration of Ferrari 246 GT Chassis no: 04510. The ethos being to restore the car to Concours standard, in doing so return the car to factory specification. Moreover, the goal was to preserve and honour a moment in time along with the wishes of the cars most famous owner.
The car was completely media blasted and stripped back to bare metal. Works included a major engine and gearbox rebuild, along with all associated mechanical components including brakes and suspension. The car was repainted in stunning Viola Dino Metalizzato and the interior re-trimmed in the correct Nero vinyl. The project took well over two years to complete with each stage of the restoration being fully documented and subsequently photographed.
It achieved Ferrari Classiche certification in July 2016 and went on to win its class of European Grand Tourers at Salon Privé in September 2016 before being honoured to achieve the title of “The 100-point Dino”.