Do You Believe You Could Own Cher’s Ferrari?

by Nik Berg
4 June 2024 1 min read
Do You Believe You Could Own Cher’s Ferrari?

A 1972 Ferrari 246 Dino GTS once owned by rock goddess Cher is currently up for auction.

Cher bought the car new in December 1972 from Hollywood Sports Cars on Hollywood Boulevard and the following March added a CHERS vanity plate, just in case anyone missed her jet black mane flowing in the breeze as she cruised with the roof panel removed.

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The Dino is finished in Rosso Chiaro over Nero leather, its 2.4-litre V6 is fed by triple Weber carbs and it breathes out through an ANSA exhaust system. Cromodora five-lug alloy wheels wearing Michelin XWX tyres complete the look. Inside there’s a MOMO steering wheel, Becker audio system and power windows.

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Cher’s affair with this particular Ferrari was cut short in spring 1974 when her divorce from Sonny Bono loomed. She sold the car to IMSA racer Chris Cord via Hollywood Sports Cars. Cord didn’t keep it long, but the next owner architect Donald MacDonald looked after it for the next 39 years, keeping it in immaculate condition.

Over the last ten years the current keeper opted to turn back time and fully restore the Dino to its original state. With 65,000 miles on the clock and a complete history file including authentication from Ferrari specialist Marcel Massini, the car is being sold with a mass of memorabilia including LP records and photographs.

This car wasn’t Cher’s only Dino. Not long after she split from Sonny the singer bought a dead ringer GTS, although she then is said to have had George Barris paint it (Am I) blue with white stripes.

At the time of writing the auction on Bring A Trailer had reached $500,000 but as there’s still six days to go before one lucky buyer is able to say I Got You Babe about this fabulous Ferrari.

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