Following on to the Fiat Dino Coupe we featured last Thursday, here is that car's open roofed counterpart, the Spider. Unlike the Coupe, the convertible's lines were penned by Pininfarina and unveiled to the public at the Turin Motor Show in 1966. Featuring the same 2.0 liter V6 engine and 5-speed gearbox as the coupe, the Spider was the product of Ferrari's desire to homologate the V6 engine for Formula 2 racing. Not many Dino Spiders exist in the US, and this one for sale in Michigan represents a rare opportunity to procure an interesting collaboration between Ferrari and an outside manufacturer.
The Spider is in very good condition. All the chrome on the vehicle is in excellent condition as well as the interior and the paint. The car was serviced in 2010 and in 2011 a brand new original exhaust was installed. The car comes with books, tools, and tonneau cover. Inspections are welcome and the car can be seen with an appointment.
In terms of value, the Dino Spiders are worth more than the Coupes due to rarity. Only about a quarter of the entire production run were open roofed Spiders. This car could have benefitted from a bit more color in terms of a seller's description, such as whether we're dealing with an original example or had a restoration at some point in its lifetime. The sweet spot for Spider values is between $50,000 to $70,000. If this is an original car, it certainly looks well kept. Provided maintenance is current, this represents a fair, if not too attractive, deal.