Desirable European Version
Rare Early “L-Series” 1 of 355 produced, featuring knock off wheels, aluminum door and bonnet skins and carry over features from the 206 Dino like push button trunk latch, early dash, fitted head rest, wooden steering wheel, and more.
Numbers Matching Engine
Offered with Marcel Massini History Report
Previous single ownership of nearly 40 years (1982-2021)
Extensive early documentation and service history file.
Records dating back from 1979-2013, 2022-23
Recently uncovered from long-term storage
Recipient of a 2022-23 extensive Mechanical Service and Cosmetic Freshening
The L-series served as the direct successor to the 206 GT and was built from March of 1969 until October of 1970. During this time, only 357 total examples were built, and they are considered by connoisseurs as the “bridge” between the 206 and 246 GTs. The L-Series kept many details from the 206 including, the more purposeful 206-style seats and dash, center-lock knock-off wheels, a deeper passenger foot well with a folding footrest, and numerous other small distinctions. More significantly, the L-series cars featured lightweight alloy doors and deck lids whereas the later M- and E-series cars used heavier all-steel bodies.
Chassis 00822 was originally delivered in Giallo Fly paint over Nero vinyl interior to Auto Becker in Dusseldorf, Germany. In the early seventies it was sold to a Dr. from California before passing to its presumably third owner Dr. Hal Dennis of Hillsborough, CA. Dr. Dennis would retain the Dino for nearly forty years and records on file document notes and services from his ownership.
April 28, 1970 Factory completion date
May 4, 1970 Delivered new to official importer Auto Becker, domiciled at Suitbertusstrasse 150 in Düsseldorf, Germany
May 1970 Sold to the first owner in Germany
Later Exported from Germany to California, USA, car repainted red
Registered on blue California license plates “1 AXD 755”
1978 Owned by Dr. Michael Callaham, a professor resident at 62 Alta Vista in Orinda, CA/USA
Serviced and maintained by David McCarthy's shop in Corte Madera and Berkeley, CA/USA
(Callaham at the time also owned a Ferrari 625 TRC Spider Scaglietti chassis #0680 MDTR)
1982 Sold to Dr. Hal Dennis, resident in Hillsborough, CA/USA
1982 to 2014 Owned by Dennis for 32 years, repainted from red to black, side markers on rear fenders removed
Registered on blue California license plates “LVMY4RE”
2021 Still owned by widow Judy Dennis in La Jolla, CA/USA
2022 Acquired by DriverSource
Winter 2022-23 Recipient of a 2022-23 extensive Mechanical Service and Cosmetic Freshening
• Rubbers, molding and trim components, radiator foam seal, body seals, brake hoses, servo hose, track rod ends, complete front and rear suspension sets, upper and lower ball joints, Koni shock absorbers, suspension springs and spring rubbers, all wheel bearings, coolant water pipes, hoses and lines, header tank, cap and pipes, fuel hose, air filter, complete carburetor rebuild parts and base mounts, engine O-rings, seals and gaskets
• Spark Plugs, Fuel Hose, Heater Hoses, New fluids and filters
• New rack assembly and supports, exhaust brackets and mounts, gearbox rebuild, differential seal, front body under tray
• Door Seals
• Dry Ice Detail for Undercarriage
• New 205VR14 Michelin XWX Tires
150-155 PSI per cylinder. See photo reference.
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