1967 Fiat Dino Spider

This Fiat Dino Spider is almost identical to the car we featured last month, but this one is for sale stateside, in California. The car appears cosmetically straight and the engine and gearbox have benefitted from a recent sorting.

1967 Fiat Dino Spider

1967 Fiat Dino Spider

The Fiat Dino is an exotic front-engined, rear-drive sports car manufactured between 1966 and 1973. It was an intermediate step towards creating Ferrari's "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 example is a well cared for example, best described as a nice driver. Cosmetically the car presents well overall. The paint and body is nice driver quality with minor touch up work. The interior is in nice condition with age appropriate patina. Mechanically the car is excellent, I just had an engine out service completed (an expensive proposition / photo documented) which included a complete inspection of all internals which showed very little wear, a complete re-seal which included all new seals and gaskets throughout (including the head gasket) a proper valve adjustment, carb tuning and of course fresh fluids. The transmission was also completely inspected and resealed. Car is bone dry and ready to enjoy. No hidden gremlins or surprises here. As you know, anything with the Dino mark has gained major momentum and values are steadily rising. With the Dino 246GTS hitting over $450k in recent auctions I think its safe to say that these Spiders have some major upside. Bid with confidence.

The last Dino we featured was for sale at $90,000, which was a bit above the norm for these cars. This example is priced just about right, at a shade under $60,000. The Fiat Dino Coupes and Spiders don't have the star power that their bigger siblings with the prancing horse might have, but if I had to put my money on a classic car to appreciate quickly in the near future, this lesser known exotic would be it.

-Paul

Posted under: Fiat
Dated: Oct 14 2012

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