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1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS

It's too bad that we don't all have DeLoreans to travel back and put some money into what we'd now consider a sure bet. It wasn't too long ago that the Dino wasn't considered one of the great Ferraris - indeed, step back in time only a few short years to 2009, and you'd find any number of Dinos in the $150,000 range; strong money for those cars at the time, and they were on the downward swing. It seemed that they would, at least for a time, remain affordable. They didn't. By 2011 values were already on the rise, and since 2012 values on the last of the run - the 246 - have all out doubled. They're not alone; Porsche 911s, E30 BMW M3s and a handful of other cars have all seen the same trend. What's ironic about the 246, though, is that it wasn't the headline grabber at the time; it wasn't the big engined Ferrari - heck, it didn't even carry Ferrari badges on it. But that hasn't stopped enthusiasts from driving the value of these mid-engined sports cars up to stratospheric levels:

Year: 1974
Model: Dino GTS
Engine: 2.4 liter V6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 24,220 mi
Price: $419,995

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In the 1950’s, Enzo Ferrari’s son Alfredo “Dino” had a heavy influence on the idea to use V6 and V8 engines in Ferrari race cars. Ferrari wanted to compete in the Formula 2 category in 1967 with the new “Dino” V6 engine but was turned down because of the homologation rule requiring 500 or more production vehicles. Ferrari turned to Fiat to and together produced the new Fiat Dino sports car. In the mid 1960’s, Ferrari was experimenting with the mid-engine layout for racing and thought they would build their own mid-engine sports car for the road. Sergio Pininfarina was once again asked to design an all new body which sat on the 206 SP race car chassis and debuted at the 1965 Paris Motor Show. The V6 engine sat longitudinally and was only available in a 2 door 2 seater Berlinetta configuration. The car was so well received that it went the 206 GT went into production for model year 1968 and gave a near perfect weight balance and superb handling. For the March 1972 Geneva Auto Show, Ferrari revamped the Dino and introduced the 246 model available as a Berlinetta Coupe or a GTS Spyder. A larger 2.4 litre engine and better performance and handling characteristics set the 246 apart from the 206 from previous years.

European Motor Studio is very proud to offer this exceptionally restored 1974 Ferrari 246GTS Dino finished in Rosso Corsa over Tan Daytona leather seats. Chassis number 08248 left the Marranello production line and was invoiced to the North American Importer Modern Classic Motors INC on July 18, 1974 and came in through the San Francisco Port. This 246 GTS was equipped new from the factory with Daytona leather seats (“Chairs”), radio with electric antenna electric windows and a painted removable hood. This Dino was then sent to Grand Touring Cars in Phoenix Arizona where it sold to its first owner (Joe Pisano, successful Bonneville competitor and drag racer) on September 24, 1974 in the amount of $19,195. The first owner had the car shipped to Long Beach where the car lived until the second (Lil John Lombardo the auto parts chain dealer and drag racer) and only other owner bought the car sometime in the early 1980’s and brought it to the LA area where the car has been ever since Summer of 2013. European Motor Studio acquired the car from the second owner and brought it to AZ. The car has traveled only 24,200 documented original miles from brand new and does not show any signs of accident or damage history anywhere. All of the exterior trim and interior had been removed from the car and a bare metal re-spray was completed on the car in desirable Rosso Corsa paint and the interior was re-trimmed in tan leather interior. Absolutely no rust or corrosion is found anywhere on this car. All of the mechanicals have been rebuilt/restored as well as the electrical system. This Dino is in absolutely exceptional and stunning near perfect condition mechanically and cosmetically. It runs and drives superbly and does not have any issues whatsoever. It does not smoke or idle rough, there are no shakes or rattles anywhere and the car does not have any unusual noises. Thorough and exceptional maintenance throughout the cars life has been given and just recently replaced coolant hoses, fuel and oil lines and rebuilt brake calipers and new Michellin XWX tires are just some of the recent items that have just been done to the car. The compression check on the 6 cylinders is near perfect and all very close to each other. The car has its original complete tool roll in its original leather bag, the original jack in its original leather bag, the original spare tire on a Michellin XWX tire, the original Ferrari Dino leather pouch housing all of the original owners manuals, warranty books, dealer books, car care book and parts manual are all present with the car. A copy of the original odometer statement, new car invoice, manufactures statement of origin and window sticker along with documented and receipts dating back to 1985 are all present with the car. This is an exceptional Ferrari 246GTS Dino in near showroom condition that runs and drives superb.

Please call or email if you have any questions regarding this 1974 Ferrari 246GTS Dino. 480-310-8814

Obviously, the condition at this asking price is top notch, and it certainly falls in line with current values of Dinos - as shocking as that may sound. While the car itself is beautiful, my favorite feature must be the Campagnolo wheels - they're amazing and transform the look of the Dino. As of May 2014, Hagerty values a condition 1 246 Dino at a staggering $445,000; money that only a few years ago would have bought you three. It's not just a recent trend though - check out that original sticker price of shy of $20,000 - adjusted for inflation, it's only $95,000 in today's money. You'd be hard pressed to get a decently spec'd 911 for that money today, never mind a mid-engined Ferrari. No, the value days of these are long gone, and we're left with distant memories of days of affordable exotics. If you're smart, you very similar styling with a V8 engine in the 308 and 328 for only 1/10th the asking price of the Dino these days. Will the 308/328 follow suit? Probably not, though we're sure to see an increase in value on those soon, too.


1974 Fiat 128

Just because it's Italian doesn't mean it has to break the bank, and for every Ferrari ever imagined, designed and sold, it was cars like the Fiat 128 that were paying the bills. Sure, they're not particularly glamorous and many have stories about their less than stellar reliability, but perhaps in large part because of the nature of the 128, few remain in great condition today - especially in the U.S. Today's 1974 bucks that tradition, though:

Year: 1974
Model: 128
Engine: 1.3 liter inline-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 11,827 mi
Price: Reserve Auction






Certainly, this is the best condition 128 we've seen in some time; with a restoration it looks great and ready to roll. I love the color combination, and while certainly this isn't the most desirable Fiat it's admirable that it is in this condition. While the supercars get the headlines, I've found that often enthusiasts get excited to see a mint condition economy car from back in the day. This is an affordable way to get into classic Italian motoring, and I bet more people would love to see you roll up to a show in this than a Ferrari 348!


1974 De Tomaso Pantera

There were many examples of the Italians working together with the Americans to produce some memorable cars, but perhaps the most recognizable of these conglomerations is the De Tomaso Pantera. While it wasn't the first or last, the fastest or the most expensive, the Pantera somehow grabbed the attention of the motoring public as one of the best examples of Italian design mated to American power. Perhaps that had something to do with the length of time it was produced; the Pantera had a production run that would make the Beetle blush and more modifications by the end than the 911 enjoyed. Spanning 20 years of production, several generations of gearheads witnessed the Pantera thunder its way into the collective conscious of automotive history. And while by the 1980s the design seemed fairly dated and was clearly adorned with too many spoilers, early examples such as this 1974 remind us how clean the original design was:

Year: 1974
Model: Pantera
Engine: 5.7 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 18,500 mi
Price: $67,500 Buy It Now

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1974 De Tomaso Pantera, A Classic Marriage of American Muscle ( Ford 351 C V-8) With the Italian coachwork of Ghia, This restored classic Pantera only has 18,500 miles and only a few hundred miles since restoration by previous owner. Refinished in Aston Martin Meterorite Silver Metallic ( originally the car was Silver metallic) with a Black original material interior. Excellent running engine with New Carb, fuel pump and delivery lines, new Ansa Exhaust, . Smooth shifting 5 speed ZF Transaxle. The Car features 2 sets of Wheels, A complete set of Original Campagnolo wheels freshly restored with correct Pirelli P7 tires front 225/50 VR-15 and the Rears 285/50 VR-15 - perfect for car show presentation , Also a Rare set of Boyd Coddington Custom 17' Campagnolo style Aluminum billet wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport fronts 235/40 ZR-17 and the Rear 335/35 ZR -17. The car also Features A/C - Vintage Blaupunkt AM-FM Cassette with power Ant. , Full original correct instruments, all working and in excellent condition. Car includes Space saver spare , Jack/Tool Roll , the original owners manual, spare keys, Ford Pantera Technical information book, 1971-74 Pantera original Ford Parts manual, and a Fitted car cover. Ready to show, drive and enjoy.Fully safety inspected.

We are a Connecticut Licensed Dealer, Connecticut residents subject to sales tax, Vehicle has a Clear Title , We charge no document fee's , and provide free 30 Day in transit plates ( out of state residents only) . Please contact use to arrange a test drive or viewing during our normal business hours. We can assist in shipping, Car is located in Berlin , CT 06037 860-438-7958

As with most exotic or semi-exotics, it's much better to buy a good example than one that's in need of a restoration. However, with the Pantera it's nice to be able to drive down to your local Ford dealer and get engine parts; try that in your Countach! This car isn't the original color but looks great in silver, and I really like the Coddington replica wheels - though I'd probably run the original Campagnolos. Overall condition is great, although it does lose some points for non-originality if you're looking for a condition 1 car. Still, it's not priced at a condition 1 level; at $67,500 it's in line with what a level 2 car would sell at and appropriately priced. Cheaper than many early Mustangs are now, this gives you a Lamborghini experience with Ford reliability and ease of sourcing parts. It's proof you don't have to spend a million dollars to look like you did!


1974 Ferrari 365GT4 Convertible

The Ferrari 365GT4 has a bit of a reputation amongst enthusiasts and usually it’s not that good. After the massive impact the Daytona had when it came to front engined Ferrari V12s, this grand tourer was a bit forgettable especially in the wake of things to come like the Testarossa and 308/328 mid engined marvels. But how about this convertible 365GT4?

Year: 1974
Model: 365GT4 Convertible
Engine: 4.8 liter V12
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 27,453 mi
Price: Reserve auction

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General info:
1974 Ferrari 365GT4 2+2 convertible
Chassis # 17675
27,453 miles
400i engine
512BBi wheels
Red exterior
White interior
Bone carpets
Grey floor mats

Ferrari 400i V-12 engine.
Desirable 5-speed manual gearbox.
California smog exempt (1975 or older).
DOT exempt (1974 chassis).
Unique hide-a-way hydraulic convertible top folds into boot and features a smooth tonneau cover.
Full sized rear electric 1/4 windows.
Always professionally serviced by the same independent Ferrari mechanic since 1995.
Service documentation from 1995 to present.
Over $58,000 spent on professional services (see below).
This is a well sorted, professionally maintained car.
Fastidiously owned and cared for.
Needs nothing, everything works.
The convertible conversion and installation of the 400i motor was done decades ago ('80's) to a very high degree of quality.
No games, no stories. Buy with confidence.
You won't be disappointed. Don't let this one get away!
Southern California car.
Private party sale.
Ph. 562-697-4188
No warranty.

Paint: excellent
Body: very good/excellent (dent in front bumper, hard to see in pictures, estimate $400 to repair)
Interior: very good/excellent
Dash: excellent
Mechanical: very good/excellent (small oil leak at front timing case, been there for years, not worth fixing)

Service History:
replace brake pads
replace brake hoses
rebuild rear brake calipers
replace brake booster hose
replace brake lamp switch
rebuild oil lines
upgrade starter
upgrade alternator
replace clutch
adjust timing chain
install MSD ignition
replace spark plugs
replace V-belts
rebuild distributor
replace fuel accumulators
replace fuel injectors
replace fuel pumps
rebuild warm-up regulators
replace auxiliary air regulators
replace fuel level sending unit
install window accelerator modules
rebuild window regulators
replace hydraulic top pump
replace hydraulic top ram cylinders
replace rear suspension springs
replace shocks
4-wheel alignment
replace spare wheel & tire
install fire extinguisher
replace sun-visors
upgrade dash lights
install radio antenna
replace hazard switch
replace window switches
sort-out misc electrical
replace AC compressor
replace AC condenser
replace AC hoses
replace AC receiver/drier
replace AC expansion valve
replace battery
upgrade radiator fans
replace heater hoses
replace heater valve
install low temp radiator fan switch
replace defroster/heater fans
change fluids & filters

Recent eBay history:
The car was offered on eBay a few weeks ago but unfortunately the highest bidder could not perform due to "other unforeseen obligations"....... Nothing to due with the car.

One glaring omission in this ad is who carried out the conversion of this car, but I’d suspect it might have been Straman, as they lopped off a lot of roofs of luxury and sports cars during this era. A good 365GT4 of this era with the 5-speed manual gearbox will usually run you between $30,000 and $40,000. Whether you place a premium on a non-factory conversion such as this, even if it does add the charm of al fresco motoring, remains to be seen.


1974 Ferrari Dino 246GTS

Ferraris throughout the years, as they age, have a funny way of fluctuating in value. I remember when ordinary Ferrari Testarossas were commanding six figures. Now you can find these cars in the $45,000 to $60,000 price range. Another case in point is the Ferrari Dino. What was designed a more “entry” level Ferrari in the 1960s has been seeing a surge in value over the past few years. This late model Dino 246GTS is no exception. This particular car for sale in San Diego has just over 12,000 miles on it from new and is unrestored.

1974 Ferrari Dino 246GTS

1974 Dino 246 GTS

12,668 Miles

Mostly Original Car

Air Conditioning

5 speed

Daytona Seats

Records from New

195 bhp, 2,418 cc transverse DOHC V-6 engine with triple Weber 40DCNF7 carburetors, five-speed manual rear transaxle, four-wheel independent suspension with double wishbones, coil springs, and Koni telescopic shock absorbers, and four-wheel ventilated disc brakes. Wheelbase: 92.1 in.

Single repaint, otherwise unrestored
Factory Daytona seats
Under 13,000 original miles

The exciting 246 GTS version of the Dino Ferrari features a removable Targa roof that was specifically designed to appeal to the American market. Scaglietti only built 1,180 examples of this final and ultimate open air sports car. In their day, they were a car for those in the know, a perfect mix of styling, and many feel it is the most attractive and delicate ever to appear on a Ferrari. These cars have all the ingredients to make a perfect sports car: a high-revving V-6 five-speed transmission, disc brakes, and most importantly, a stiff and responsive chassis with bodywork closely derived from Pininfarina’s previous Dino 206.

Many factors make this Dino extremely attractive as a usable car. Aside from a single high-quality repaint in the original Bianca, it is an exceptional, unrestored Dino with approximately 12,600 miles from new. The service records from new accompany the car and give credence to is very low mileage. The interior features a gently broken-in and attractively patinated set of Daytona seats, the single most desirable option in this most collectible of Dinos. Underneath the hood, the engine bay is clean, correct, and also indicative of its exceptionally low mileage.

According to the Dino Register, chassis 07724’s history is known since it was sold new in Coral Gables, Florida. The late chassis numbered Dino features air conditioning, as well as optional power windows and correct light alloy Cromodora wheels.

We hear the term “survivor” often these days, and no better word can describe this fine Dino Ferrari. Even the mouse hair dashboard is original, an element that very often gets replaced on the best of cars. Very few Bianco Dinos with Daytona seats were produced, and this will surely be among the most original of those that survive in their original specification a 246 GTS that allows one to see an example much as it was when it left the factory. As the Dino continues to grow in popularity, even exceeding the values of many Daytona coupes of its era, the demand for these great cars never seems to waiver. This particular car should be looked at as a rare opportunity to acquire an unaltered version of this highly desirable Ferrari. When looking at an unrestored car like this, one must remember: “they are only original once.”

Rarely do you see a Dino in white, but with the tan leather, it works. From every angle, it is quite apparent that this was one of Pininfarina’s greats. At almost $400,000, this has to be the priciest Dino I’ve ever come across, but then again, it’s no ordinary one. I’d suspect the price is a bit unrealistic, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this car cracked $300,000. It’s just that nice.


1974 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV

The 105/115 series GTV coupe is one of Alfa Romeo's high points. Timeless Bertone styling along with a lively chassis and engine cemented this car's status with collectors and enthusiasts. By the time the mid seventies rolled around, the GTV was on its last legs with the introduction of the 2000 GTV. This GTV for sale in New York is a two owner original example of this model at its zenith.

1974 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV

1974 Alfa Romeo GTV. Two Owners, 41,000 Original Miles, Original Colors, Original Interior, Excellent Example. This beautiful '74 GTV is Amaranth Red (an Aubergine color) over a Light Tan interior, the original colors. The car is believed to have had only two owners and just a single repaint. It was a dry southern car that does not exhibit any of the typical rust or ugly patching we so often find on Alfas of this era (or Alfas of any era, really). The car retains what appears to be its original interior, which is in great condition. It is currently showing 41,000 miles, which we also believe to be original. The car also retains its original SPICA injection system and runs and drives very well. It is equipped with four brand new Alloy GTA style wheels on Pirellis. This is an excellent unmolested, honest and original GTV that represents a very high fun to dollar ratio.

Given the condition and provenance of this car, the reserve is probably lying somewhere in the $25,000 to $35,000 range, as is the norm with these late model GTVs as of late. These are fantastic practical classics and I must say hats off to the two previous owners, as this car has been given the love and care it deserves.


1974 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000

The Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 was the ultimate expression of the type 105, succeeding the GTV 1750 in 1971. These are some of the most handsome coupes that Alfa Romeo has ever produced. Not a flamboyant design, but so utterly tasteful that to this day, they still look fresh. This 1974 GTV 2000 for sale in Texas is a tasty little number, with Panasport wheels that compliment the clean, silver bodywork.

1974 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000

1974 Alfa Romeo GTV 2.0. Silver metallic over black, rust free, a real survivor.

Equipped with:

2 litre 4 cylinder twin cam
Dual Weber carbs - replaced fuel injection
5-speed manual transmission
4 wheel disc brakes
Panasport wheels
Wood steering wheel
Adjustable headrests
Full gauges
Dunlop 195/65 14 tires
Full spare with jack
Owner's manual
Euro spec body, small bumpers and front side markets filled


One respray of original color over straight body - looks great
Excellent gaps on doors, hood, trunk
Good glass and chrome
Great lines on a unique automobile - Euro look and wheels are a knockout


Original seats and door panels look great
Dash pad is in wonderful shape
Carpets are clean and look good
Original headliner shows some age but is very nice
All gauges working
Just like it was when it was new


Starts right up - runs smoothly
Transmission shifts easily
Pulls very strong
Brakes are excellent
Tires like new
Everything works correctly
Hood release cable is loose - hood can still be opened
Super solid drive anywhere car
Owner claims original miles
Super fun to drive Italian sports car

One of the nicest you can find.

These days, a good GTV 2000 will bring around $25,000 to $30,000 on average, and this well kept example shouldn't be too far out of that range. These cars make great practical classics, as a well sorted one can be reliable enough for regular use while offering up enough performance to keep up with modern day traffic.


1974 Ferrari 246 GTS

Throughout my life, I've seemed to gravitate towards cars that represent the final year of the production run. Case in point my 1998 Volkswagen GTI 2.0, my 2007 Mercedes-Benz C230 and my current ride, a 2006 MINI Cooper S. Well, it appears they saved the best for last when it came to this Ferrari 246 GTS. The swan song for the Dino was in 1974, where it had a 2.4 liter V6 with a new ignition system pumping out 195 horsepower (175 horsepower in smog-choked US trim) which was good for a top speed of just under 150mph. This yellow Dino for sale in Texas has the optional fender flares and wider Campagnolo wheels.

1974 Ferrari 246 GTS on JamesList

1974 Dino (Ferrari) 246 GTS s/n 08304. A very late production (May 1974) USA model “Chairs and Flares” Dino from new with the Factory fender flares and Daytona seats, finished off with the wider Factory-fitted Campagnolo wheels complete to the correct Campagnolo spare wheel. Restored in 2000 by Lee Stayton and only two owner since being restored. Finished in excellent quality Giallo (Fly yellow) paint with nice older black leather Daytona seats.

Serviced by Rod Drew’s F.A.I. Pulls strong to redline with very good syncros that go into both 1st and 2nd gear cold without a problem! 246 GTS s/n 08304 is fitted with very attractive headlight covers and is equipped with A/C, P/W and has the original top cover used to cover the targa top when stowed behind the seats. Mechanically maintained and detailed, this Dino is in excellent mechanical condition. A “time capsule” Ferrari with excellent syncros, a strong engine and everything working as it should. Complete with the original leather pouch, warranty book, owner’s manual and parts book, authorized dealer booklet, the yellow wiping rag, the original sales brochure, a partial tool set and the tool roll.

It seems that Dino prices have been increasing by leaps and bounds over the last year or two. This particular car is being advertised at a price higher than anything I’ve ever seen for this mid-engine exotic. You can still find Dinos of varying vintages in good condition in and around the $150,000 to $200,000 range, and most mint, concours examples might fetch between $250,000 to $300,000. This car has some desirable options and is in good nick, but at almost $400,000, I think we're pushing the envelope here when it comes to Dino values.


1974 Alfa Romeo Montreal

As costly and as risky a business proposition as they may seem at the time of development, halo cars have a way of building up a brand and creating a mystique that often trickles down to other products in the range. Alfa Romeo hasn't been one of those cars in need of such a thing, as most of their cars over the years have been impressive in their own right. Still, this hasn't stopped them from trying. We all are familiar with the recent 8C Competizione, that shares a lot of Ferrari DNA but relies on carbon fiber intensive construction. Back in the 1970s, their flagship was the Montreal, which had a 2.5 liter, dry sump, fuel injected V8 derived from the 33 Stradale. With a body by Bertone, this car was instantly recognizable with features like the cabin vents on the C pillar and partially covered head lamps. This Montreal for sale in The Netherlands is in an uncommon shade of Metallic Gold that is rather correct for the period.

1974 Alfa Romeo Montreal

I would never dare giving a car I own a "pristine" qualification, but accoording to the experts "exeptional" is appropriate! So inquire, visit and see for yourself! In 2004 the Spica fuel injection pump has been restored to an "as new" condition by Wes Ingram (USA). Since the car is in my possession (2003) all maintenance has been performed by Alfa specialist Berfelo Italian Car Service Dutch "APK" (road safety / MOT) until 17 September 2014.

Sale includes a brand new set (of four) 7Jx15 (for -not included- 205/60 tyres) forged aluminium wheels specially made by Compomotive UK for Group4Wheels.

At about $50,000 USD, this Montreal is near the top of the range of what these exotics are bringing these days. It is still common to find good examples in the high $30,000 to mid $40,000 range. These coupes are revered by Alfisti today, even with their foibles like the SPICA fuel injection system, which has been sorted in this car. Like the Maserati Mexico featured on Saturday, this car is an ideal choice for those seeking to take the road less traveled when it comes to Italian exotica.


1974 Lancia Fulvia S3

The Lancia Fulvia is hands down one of my favorite Italian machines. This delicate looking coupe went on to flex its muscle in competition and was the spark that lit over two decades of World Rally dominance by Lancia. A bit rarer than the similar vintage Alfa Romeo GTV, the Fulvia was a technical tour de force in true Lancia fashion, featuring a narrow angle V4 engine, front-wheel drive and four-wheel disc brakes. This Fulvia for sale in Georgia is a later Series 3 model and is a good, driver quality car.

1974 Lancia Fulvia S3

This Fulvia was purchased in Brescia Italy, and shipped to the U.S. in September of 2007. Since then it has had the starter, muffler, and battery replaced, and the brake cylinder rebuilt. The odometer reads 68800km, which is about 42750 original miles. It is in excellent running condition, and is a pleasure to drive. It has been driven regularly but lightly and only in good weather. The paint is not original but is the original color, and is in good condition with a nice gloss and only minor imperfections. There is no visible rust anywhere on the car, however there are some bubbles in the paint in a few spots where rust may be developing underneath. (see photos)

The interior is also in very nice condition with seats and carpet only showing light wear. This car is in very original condition, with no alterations or modifications. Lights, turn signals, gauges, heater, radio, etc. all work properly. This car is a perfectly reliable and fun car to drive as is, or suitable for restoration for someone looking for a show car.

With a starting bid of $8,000, this Fulvia is priced quite attractively, as good quality cars are commanding in the $10,000 to $15,000 range these days, at least. I'd certainly do a thorough look over of any rust issues that might not be readily apparent, but aside from that, someone will be getting a good car here.