Lot 123: Fiat Dino Coupe
The Fiat Dino was manufactured between 1967 and 1973. By producing the Fiat Dino Ferrari was able to achieve the necessary production numbers to homologate Alfredo Ferrari's V6 engine for Formula 2 racing. Ferrari also went on to produce a mid-engined Dino of its own, the 206 and 246.
The Fiat Dino was first offered with a 2.0-litre, 160 horsepower V-6, with a 5-speed manual transmission. It was the first Fiat engine equipped with dual overhead camshafts. This engine was later enlarged to a 2.4-liter, 180 horsepower unit in 1969. Performance was impressive, with a 0-60 MPH time of less than 8 seconds. Fuel was delivered via three Weber 40DCNF carburettors. The coupe and Spyder were designed by two different Italian houses. Pininfarina for the spider and a Bertone for the coupe.
Offered here is a 1972 Coupe, which is equipped with the 2.4 litre V6 and 5-speed manual transmission and has benefited from a comprehensive restoration.
Acquired from Marque specialist and Fiat Dino club figurehead Brian Boxall, the car had already benefited from works by Ferrari specialists but the vendor proceeded to have a major overhaul carried out to all areas of the car, including the interior. The works carried out include the following: Mechanical = New clutch assembly, new rad, new crankshaft oil seal, new water pump, new hoses, new capillary oil pressure gauge, new alloy header tank, high performance plugs, HT leads and air filters. Bodywork = new panels where required, bare metal repaint, new screen and window rubbers, new 308GTB gear stick. Interior = retrimmed in black leather, including door cards, seats and quarter panels.
Additional details include a new seat of the correct "Ferrari" alloy road wheels and a stainless steel exhaust system.
The car is now said to an outstanding example and is reluctantly offered for sale by the vendor.
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