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Please note that this car is titled as a 1967.
The Fiat Dino
Championed by Enzo Ferrari’s late son Alfredino and brought to fruition by Vittorio Jano, Ferrari’s V-6 racing engine was named the “Dino” in his honor. It bore immediate fruit in 1958, powering Ferrari to the marque’s first Grand Prix Manufacturer’s Championship and Mike Hawthorn to the driver’s title. A multitude of important Dino-powered racing victories followed, with the FIA’s minimum 500-unit homologation requirements met with the help of Italian industrial giant Fiat, which produced the V-6 engines.
Road cars powered by the V-6 included the Dino-badged Ferrari 206 GT, 246 GT, and 246 GTS, as well as Fiat’s Pininfarina-designed Dino 2000 spider and Bertone-styled coupe, which debuted at Torino in 1966 and at Geneva in 1967, respectively. From late 1969, both Fiat Dino models received an uprated iron-block V-6 enlarged to 2.4 liters of displacement plus a new independent rear suspension derived from that of the Fiat 130.
The Fiat Dino was quite rare when new, with production figures for the final 2400 series numbering just 420 spiders and 2,398 coupes. Few appear for sale today and both iterations of the Fiat Dino enjoy increasing collector appreciation as the high-performance, limited-production Italian thoroughbreds they truly are.
Finished in its original colors, this final-year Fiat Dino 2400 Coupe from 1973 was a Colorado-based car until it was acquired by a collector from Texas, under whom the car was properly maintained and serviced by an Italian mechanic working in the collection’s private restoration facility. Due to illness, the Fiat Dino was sold to the consignor in May 2012, when it returned to Colorado. Since then, all of the Dino’s mechanical systems have been reviewed and serviced, with the car receiving new brakes and fitted with a new set of tires.
As offered, the Fiat Dino is complete with a tool roll and a tool pouch containing the jack, lug wrench, and handle. Handsome in presentation throughout, well-detailed underhood, and featuring a striking dash design complete with very nice walnut woodwork, the Fiat Dino has provided the consignor with a most enjoyable driving experience including a soul-stirring exhaust note, with on-road performance comparable to its competition, the Porsche 911 from Stuttgart. As an attractive and well-maintained Fiat Dino, this final-year example can be driven and enjoyed with appropriate levels of “brio” in the finest Italian grand touring tradition.