Thursday, January 1, 2015
San Francisco Street Sighting - 1972 Dino 246 GT
One of my favorite events each year in San Francisco is Fleet Week, the second week in October when the U.S. Navy brings in an assortment of ships and the Blue Angels aerobatic team performs above the Bay for thousands of thrilled spectators. This latest Fleet Week air show fell on October 12, Columbus Day. North Beach has a large Italian population and the city holds an Italian Heritage parade on Columbus Day. When leaving the city after the air show, my friend and I spotted this dark red Dino 246 GT parked on Columbus Avenue. Incidentally, my friend is a huge fan of 246 GTs, so it was a perfect find for both of us.
according to Sports Car Digest. I guess that technically it was on display here too, in front of a restaurant where I presumed the owner was either having dinner, or owns the restaurant. The Dino turns out to belong to the owner of a small chain of Bay Area scuba shops. Most restaurant patrons don't bring their own traffic cones to surround the car, but it wouldn't be the first time I've seen an owner do that when parking on the street. This Dino is truly gorgeous and I can't fault anybody for wanting to protect it.