1967 Fiat Dino

2000 Spider. The 69th example ever built.

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1967
  • Mileage 
    15 520 km / 9 644 mi
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Reference number 
    ALBI353
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Yellow
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The Fiat Dino was introduced as a 2-seater Spider at the Turin Motor Show in October 1966 The car was designed and manufactured for Fiat by Pininfarina. The Dino Spider was offered with an all-aluminium DOHC 2.0 L V6, coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission. The same 2.0-litre engine was used in the mid-engined Ferrari-built Dino 206GT, which was introduced in pre-production form one year later and went on sale in 1968. Fiat quoted 158 bhp for the Fiat Dino, which was quite impressive for a 2,0 litre engine.

This example with chassisnr 0000095 is a very early one, and the 69th example of the serial production (which only started at 0000026). Delivered new in early 1967 in the United States, and still with the rare aluminium trim on the dashboard which was only used on the very first cars (and in July 1967 replaced by wood trim). The car came in 2014 to Italy as a nice rustfree example, and was then partially restored to the actual nice condition. Finished in stunning Giallo with a nicely patinated interior, this car looks as good as it drives. The typical metallic sound of the Dino V6 engine adds a lot to the driving experience, and the sculpted front wheel arches offer a similar view from the drivers seat as in a Ferrari Dino 206GT.

With only 1163 examples built this is a very rare car, and finding an early one in this sound condition is even rarer.