Fiat Dino Spider 1967 – USA

Dziś Fiat kojarzony jest z miejskimi samochodzikami, choć jeszcze pół wieku temu marka była prawdziwą potęgą, wypełniającą każdą niszę na rynku. Jeszcze w latach 60-tych Fiat miał w ofercie samochód z genialnym silnikiem stworzonym na zamówienie Ferrari i przepięknymi karoseriami od Pininfariny (spider) lub Bertone (coupe). Fiat Dino Spider powstawał w wersji 2,0 (1966-69, 1163 sztuki) i 2,4 l (420 sztuki). Prezentowany egzemplarz pochodzi z pierwszej serii, jest po kompletnej odbudowie, wyposażony został w rzadko spotykany hardtop i posiada przebieg zaledwie 88 tys. km. Prognozowana cena: ok. 530 – 610 tys. PLN.

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Lot 156
1967 FIAT DINO SPIDER WITH HARDTOP
US$ 135,000 – 155,000
PLN 530,000 – 610,000

AUCTION 23133:
THE AMELIA ISLAND AUCTION

1967 FIAT DINO SPIDER WITH HARDTOP
Chassis no. 135AS0000076
Engine no. 135000000149

1,987cc DOHC V6 Engine
3 Weber Carburetors
162bhp at 7,200rpm
5-Speed Manual Transmission
Independent Front Suspension by Coil Springs, Semi-Elliptic Leaf Rear Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

* Recent cosmetic restoration
* Rare hardtop only spider
* Original low mileage example
* Great sporting open Italian car

THE FIAT DINO SPYDER

In the mid-1960s, Ferrari needed a 2.0-litre production-based engine for the new Formula 2, conceiving the mid-engined Dino to provide the necessary basis. Faced with the daunting task of building 500 units per annum to meet the homologation requirements, Ferrari turned to FIAT for assistance. The resulting agreement was for FIAT to build the Dino’s four-cam V6 engine leading to a spin-off model – the FIAT Dino. Launched in Pininfarina-bodied Spider form at the 1966 Turin Show, the FIAT Dino carried its 2.0-liter, 160bhp engine ahead of the driver in conventional manner and was notable as the first FIAT to employ four overhead camshafts and a limited-slip differential as standard.

Steel bodied, the newcomer employed a FIAT five-speed gearbox and featured independent front suspension by means of wishbones and coil springs, a live rear axle, and disc brakes all round. A longer-wheelbase Coupé model with Bertone coachwork appeared the following year. In 1969 the V6 engine’s capacity was increased to 2,418cc for the '2400′ model, using a ZF gearbox and a FIAT 130-type trailing-arm independent rear suspension. Power went up to 180bhp (DIN) at 6,600rpm. Styling changes were few, in the Spider’s case being confined to a new front grille, rubber center strips in the bumpers and different wheel centers, while the interior benefited from improved switch gear and a carpeted boot. A stylish conveyance for four, the FIAT Dino raced to 60mph in around 8 seconds and could reach 130mph while making all the right Ferrari-esque noises. Production ceased in 1972.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This wonderful early Dino is rare in that it is said to have been equipped from new, as a hardtop only spider – never having had a soft top. Being an early production model, this Dino has some other desirable features, including its factory knock-off wheels and silver trimmed interior.

The car’s early life in not charted other than that it spent a large number of years in Dallas, Texas, with its previous owner, Mr. Peter Krell. When Classic Car Restoration of Ft Lauderdale, Florida received the car and began their restoration, it quickly became evident that Mr. Krell had really cared for the vehicle over the years, keeping it in great original shape. During the restoration the car was completely disassembled, and the body was taken down to the bare metal before being refinished in the stunning Rosso Dino color that it wears today. The car’s factory hardtop retains its original rear window and is finished in a complimentary black. Rubber trim and insignias were replaced with new throughout, while non rubber, original FIAT parts were saved and refurbished wherever possible.

Now showing what is believed to be only 88,000 original kilometers, the car’s mechanics are in great shape. The Ferrari 2.0 liter engine (shared with the Ferrari Dino 206) and 5 speed transmission are said to operate just as they should. The black interior is thought to be original and presents very well, as one would expect from an honest, original low mileage car. Overall this Dino is in wonderful shape and presents a great example to acquire a low mileage, open top, Italian sports car that promises to put a smile on your face.