Lot 233 - 1969 Fiat Dino Coupé
|£37,000 - £43,000
Ferrari was faced with the daunting task of building 500 units per annum to meet homologation requirements, so when it needed a two litre production based engine for the new Formula 2 championship, they turned to Fiat for assistance resulting in an agreement, for Fiat, to build the Dino's four-cam V6 engine which led to a spin-off model for Fiat. The Fiat Dino was introduced at the Turin Motor Show in 1966 alongside the Dino Berlinetta GT, later to become the Ferrari Dino 246. The Dino model was built as either a Bertone designed coupé or a Spider from Pininfarina and powered by a shared four camshaft, two litre, V6 engine, both cars benefitted from a racing pedigree that went back to Ferrari's Dino 166P sports-racing unit and their 246 Grand Prix engine. The V6 engine's capacity was increased to 2,418cc in 1969 when a ZF five-speed gearbox and trailing-arm independent rear suspension were among many improvements adopted. The Fiat Dino raced to 60mph in around seven seconds and could exceed 130mph whilst making all the right Ferrari-esque noises.
First registered on 8th January, 1969, this 2.0 litre well turned out Dino coupé is offered in metallic blue paintwork with black trim. It has recently undergone a full cosmetic restoration and, as such, presents very well. We are informed the engine was rebuilt 2,000 miles ago and was recently recommissioned, which included tuning of the carburettors. A new exhaust coupled with a brake overhaul has also been carried out, as has a service in April of this year. Offered with a new MoT test certificate, this is a very well priced example of the Fiat Dino, a car that can rightfully claim to have a slice of Ferrari under the bonnet.
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