1967 Fiat Dino Coupe

Most collectors with modest budgets would believe Ferraris are out of reach, but there is more than one way to attain your classic car dreams. In the late 1960s, Ferrari attempted to reach out to a broader market with the Dino, a mid-engined sports car with a V6 engine designed to honor Enzo Ferrari's late son Alfredo. The Fiat Dino, along with the Ferrari Dinos, helped Ferrari homologate the V6 engine for Formula 2 racing and gave Fiat a sort of halo car to take them forward into the 1970s. A little less than three fourths of Fiat Dino production were coupes. Styled by Bertone, the car almost has a hint of Ford Capri about the rear window line. But the unsuspecting would never believe something as exotic as a Ferrari engine lurks underneath. This Dino Coupe for sale in Pittsburgh is one of the tidier examples I've come across in the past year or two.

1967 Fiat Dino Coupe

Designed by legendary Italian styling house Bertone, and equipped with Ferrari’s brilliant V6 engine, the Fiat Dino is a thoroughbred Italian sports car without the entry fee of a Ferrari. This 1967 Fiat Dino is finished in red with black leather upholstery. It rides on a set of Cromodora alloy wheels with blackwall Pirelli P3000 tires. The interior has a Blaupunkt cassette stereo, Nardi woodrim steering wheel and power windows. Its condition evidences continuing care and attention as needed, a solid, honest car. The paint is good, the leather interior is beautiful. The chrome has been redone as needed and the body weatherstripping appears to have been replaced for tight, quiet seals. The engine bay is clean and orderly with just a little bit of oil mist to prove it is an Italian car and preserve the original finishes. It comes with copies of the service and parts manuals, evidence of its prior owners' concern for proper maintenance and operation. An attractive and unusual automobile with Ferrari heritage, it is ideal for all sorts of events and will be a valued participant in any gathering of Italian marques.

When it comes to Fiat Dinos, the Pininfarina penned Spider is valued more than the coupe. Prices for these Dino Coupes can hover around $10,000 to $15,000 for rough examples all the way up to $40,000 to $45,000 for the very best show quality cars. This early red coupe is a very nice driver and in red with Cromodora alloy wheels embodies the very best of late 1960s Italian motoring. I would estimate this car could bring in the $30,000 to $35,000 range in this market. That's a lot of exotic metal for the money, even if it wears a Fiat badge.

-Paul