We don't feature a lot of project cars here on CICFS, but this Fiat Dino Coupe is worth featuring for many reasons. First and foremost, this car is a fantastic amalgam of Bertone styling with Ferrari power. These cars were the result of Ferrari wanting to homologate their V6 engine for Formula 2 racing, so that adds a nice backstory to the Dino Coupe. For sale in Texas, this car is in need of someone willing to finish what has already been started.
1967 Fiat Dino Series I Project Car. CHASSIS NO: 135AC0001348. The Fiat Dino is a true collaboration between Fiat and Ferrari. The exotic front-engined, rear-drive sports car began production in 1966, and allowed Fiat to present a wonderful halo car, and Ferrari to ramp up six-cylinder engine production. It was an intermediate step towards creating Ferrari's legendary "Dino" and the two are often confused. The Fiat Dino allowed Ferrari to achieve the necessary production numbers to homologate Alfredo Ferrari's (better known by his nickname of "Dino") V6 engine for Formula 2 racing. The Fiat Dino Spider was introduced at Turin Motor Show 1966 and Coupe version one year later at the Geneva Motorshow.
This beautiful Fiat Dino has just received a complete body refinish, with new paint, brightwork and powder coated unibody components. In addition, the wheels are freshly restored with new tires. The car is very complete, with engine, transmission and rear-end as well as the original interior. This is a project with much of the work done and merits completion.
A good example of a Dino Coupe can exceed $40,000, so for those with the time and energy to complete this project, this car would be a worthwhile investment considering the price. These are under appreciated exotics built in small numbers that deserve to be preserved. The heavy lifting has been done with this one and it needs but a careful hand to bring it back to its former glory.