Lot 371 - 1968 Fiat Dino Spyder by Pininfarina
|Odometer reading||15,180 miles|
|Estimate||£85,000 - £100,000|
The Fiat Dino was introduced at the Turin Motor Show in 1966 alongside the Dino Berlinetta GT, later to become the Ferrari Dino 246. Powered by a shared four camshaft, two litre, V6 engine, both cars benefited from a racing pedigree that went back to Ferrari’s Dino 166P sports-racing unit and their 246 Grand Prix engine. The Dino model was built as either a Bertone designed coupé or a sleek spyder from Pininfarina. However, it is the spyders, both in 2.0 and 2.4 Litre guise, that have become most sought after amongst collectors. In the words of Sports Car Market: “The Spyder is one of the prettiest designs to emerge from Pininfarina's studio in the 1960s…. and even accelerating in top gear from low revs, there's a seamless delivery of power."
This left hand drive Fiat is finished in Azzuro Blue which is complemented by a beige leather interior and blue carpets. The name Dino came about as Enzo Ferrari was on a mission to have the 2.0 litre V6 (Ferrari Dino) engine homologated to run in Formula F2. A small boutique manufacture like Ferrari were unable to produce the required units, an agreement was publicly made that Fiat would produce the 500 necessary engines needed to meet the FIA homologation standards. These were to be installed in a GT car later designated the Fiat Dino, named after the Ferrari Dino it shared running gear with. This delightfully handsome Spyder has had a health check by the renowned Auto Restorations who confirmed this example has been very well maintained by its fastidious owner. This Fiat Dino Spyder would grace any collection and is ready to be enjoyed immediately.
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