Fiat Dino Spider 2000 (1969)
One of the last built 2,0 litre versions. Original colour combination.
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 in the sixties for a 2,0 litre engine !
This example with chassisnr 0001148 is one of the last 10 examples built. It was delivered new in Rome (Italy) in the beginning of 1969. The car came in 2013 to Belgium as a nice rustfree example, and was then partially restored to the actual nice condition. Finished in stunning Bianco (which was its original colour) 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. There is a lot of documentation with the car, including the original Italian "Libretto" and many pictures and invoices of the repair and restoration work carried out. Also the original Italian manual is still with the Dino.
With only 1133 examples built this is a very rare car, and one of the sexiest Fiats ever made. It seems that prices for good Fiat Dino's are still going up as it follows the continuous increase in value of the Ferrari Dino, so this may be a good investment opportunity as well.