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1967 Fiat Dino

Coachwork: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 135AS0000698
Engine Num: 135B0000002655
Sold for $46,800 at 2010 Bonhams.
The Ferrari Dino and the Fiat Dino were named after Enzo's late son Alfredo 'Dino' Ferrari, who is credited with inspiring the design of the V6 powerplant found in the Dino car. The Dino was originally to be a marque name in its own right and intended as a lower-priced, entry-level Ferrari. The mid-engined car arrived for 1968.

After a long battle with muscular dystrophy, Dino Ferrari died in 1956. The Dino car became a memorial to him. The engine was designed by Alfa Romeo's renowned engineer Vittorio Jano. The engine was attractive to Enzo Ferrari because it could be used in Formula 2 competition, after homologation requirements of 500 production vehicles were satisfied.

There were 1,650 examples of the Fiat Dino produced between 1966 and 1969. Through 1968, 1,133 Fiat Dinos were built at Turin. In 1969, the engine was enlarged to 2418cc and produced 178 bhp. The live rear axle was replaced by an independent coil-spring setup. The 424 subsequent cars were produced by Ferrari at Maranello, alongside the mid-engine 246GT. The Fiat Dino was produced through 1973. Ferrari's Dino, which eventually included a V8 version, lasted through 1976.

This Fiat Dino is a two-liter car pained in red with a tan interior. It was sold new in Belgium and had been built to European specification. Its arrival date to the United States is not known. In 2005, it was sold publicly by Barrett-Jackson in Florida. In the 1990s, the car had undergone a $40,000 restoration. At auction, the car was purchased by gene Ponder of Marshall, Texas. After he passed away, the car was purchased by the Oldenburg Family.

In 2010, this Spyder was offered for sale at the Exceptional Motorcars and Automobilia auction presented by Bonhams. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $46,800 inclusive of buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2010
Designer: Bertone
Chassis Num: 135AC0000651
Sold for $30,800 at 2008 RM Sothebys.
Sold for $28,050 at 2013 Barrett-Jackson.
In 2008 this 1967 Fiat Dino Coupe was brought to the Automobiles of Amelia presented by RM Auctions where it was estimated to sell for $28,000-$38,000. It was offered without reserve and sold for $30,800 including buyer's premium. It has the Bertone body and the Ferrari-sourced V6 engine developing 170 horsepower. Disc brakes, a five-speed gearbox and an 8000 RPM redline adds to the vehicles performance personality. There is no rust or other blemishes. It is an original car with a few minor upgrades including leather covered seats, modern seat belts and a Nardi steering wheel.
By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2008
Designer: Bertone
Chassis Num: 1039
This Fiat Dino Coupe, chassis number 1039, has a Ferrari aluminum 2-liter, 65-degree V6 engine, with three Weber downdraft carburetors and a five-speed manual transmission. It was initially purchased on December 5th of 1967 in Genoa, Italy. After the demise of the original owner, the car was returned to the dealer and it rested peacefully in their showroom for the next twelve years.

The next owner, from the United Kingdom, kept the car garaged and rarely drove it. The third owner had the car refinished, in Alpine Silver, and the interior charged to dark burgundy. It was shipped stateside with him and used occasionally on nice weekends.

The current owners acquired the car in 1988. It had traveled only 14,000 kilometers by that point. It is now used on long distance vintage rallies. It is in completely original condition, with the interior and exterior color changes being the only exception.
Coachwork: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 0000488
Engine Num: 135B0000488
Sold for $99,000 at 2013 RM Sothebys.
The Dino 206S Speciale Coupe made its debut at the 1965 Paris Salon as a tribute to Enzo Ferrari's late son, Dino. It car housed the new, all-alloy Ferrari-built V6 which was made eligible to compete for Formula Two competition by having 500 road-going production cars equipped with the powerplant. The engine was also used by Fiat in their new, sporty model that also carried the Dino name. Where the Ferrari examples (in keeping with tradition) were built in limited quantities, the Fiat examples saw a much higher production figure.

Fiat made several improvements to the Ferrari engine to make it more suitable for series production and day-to-day use. Performance was impressive, with the open spider capable of 0-60 mph in only 7 seconds with a top speed of 130 mph. The coachwork was designed and built by Pininfarina.

The Fiat Dino Spider remained in production until 1969, the year that Fiat took over a large share of the Ferrari Company. Over 2,000 examples had been produced, though very few made it to the United States.

Prior to the present owner's acquisition several years ago, the car was treated to a full restoration. It is finished in a shade of red that many enthusiasts of the more famous Dino might enjoy. There is a tan interior. There are four-wheel disc brakes and a five-speed manual transmission.
By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2013
Coachwork: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 135AS0000516
Sold for $88,000 at 2014 Gooding & Company.
Ferrari intended to utilize a derivation of its Vittorio Jano-engineered 'Dino' V-6 in contesting the new FIA European Formula Two series beginning in 1967. The rules specified a 1.6-liter limit. The engine had already powered Ferrari to the first of its many Formula One championships in 1958, so the engine choice was an easy decision.

FIA homologation rules demanded at least 500 production-based engines. Ferrari eventually struck a deal with Fiat to jointly produce the Dino-badged road cars. Bertone produced the coupes while the short-wheelbase Spiders were performed by Pininfarina. Development was led by former Ferrari engineer Aureli Lampredi. Excluding the 25 prototypes and pre-production cars, just 1,133 Dino 2000 Spiders powered by a two-liter variant of the DOHC V-6 were built for 1967 and 1968.

This particular car has a known history. It was in the possession of Chuck Wray of Sterling, Virginia's Gran Turismo Motors during the late 1980s. At the time, it was still an unrestored original car and finished in blue. By 2000, the car had come into the care of Joe Barone of Pennsylvania.

It wears an older complete restoration that was performed to a very good standard. The two-liter DOHC V-6 engine has been fitted with a more-effective MSD electronic ignition system to replace the factory-original system.

Currently, the car has 83,200 km on the odometer. There are early-style knock-off wheels, an owner's manual, and workshop manual and parts book.
By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2014
In 1966 at the Turin Motor Show, Fiat introduced their Dino Spider. It was built in cooperation with the Ferrari Company, helping them achieve the necessary production numbers to homologate Alfredo (Dino) Ferrari's V6 engine for Formula 2 competition. A minimum of 500 examples were required. Ferrari was not in the situation to produce this many cars, as they were generally a low production, exclusive company; they joined forces with Fiat to create three different vehicles, a coupe and Spider Fiat version and the Ferrari Dino 206. The V6 engine would be used by Ferrari for their road-going mid-engined cars, while Fiat used them in their front-engined, rear-drive sports vehicles. Fiat's production of the Dino began in 1966 and continued until 1973. A coupe version was shown at the Geneva Motorshow in 1967 with production commencing a short time later.

The V6 engine originally displaced 2-liters and produced 160 horsepower. Later, displacement size rose to 2.4-liters and horsepower followed similar suite, rising to 180. The Dino was a sporty car, with its five-speed gearbox, live axle, and leaf springs, which were later replaced with coil-springs and an independent rear setup similar to the Fiat 130.

Pininfarina bodied the spiders while Bertone was responsible for the coupes. The Bertone bodied-cars had classic-1960s designs with rounded shapes and subtle hints of the 1970s, most noticeably in the tail section.

The Dino has made it to the 'Big Screen' on at least two occasions. It was seen in the movie, 'Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo' where it was painted red and had a few decades and a black numeral '5'. It also was in 'The Italian Job' where it was painted black and driven by the Italian Mafia boss.
By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2008
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