Lot 241: Fiat Dino Berlinetta
n the early 1960's, Ferrari needed a 2.0-litre production-based engine for the new Formula 2, and conceived the mid-engined Dino to provide the necessary basis. Faced with the daunting task of building 500 units per annum to meet homologation requirements, Ferrari turned to Fiat for assistance; the resulting agreement for the latter to build the Dino's four-cam V6 engine leading to a spin-off model for FIAT. The Fiat Dino was introduced at the Turin Motor Show in 1966 alongside the Dino Berlinetta GT, later to become the Ferrari Dino 246. Powered by a shared four camshaft, two litre, V6 engine, both cars benefitted from a racing pedigree that went back to Ferrari's Dino 166P sports-racing unit and their 246 Grand Prix engine. The V6 engine's capacity was increased to 2,418cc in 1969, when a ZF five-speed gearbox and trailing-arm independent rear suspension were among many improvements adopted. The Dino model was built as either a Bertone designed coupé or a sleek Spider from Pininfarina. However, it is the Spiders, both in 2.0 and 2.4 Litre guise, that have become most sought after amongst collectors. A stylish conveyance for four, the Fiat Dino raced to 60mph in around 7 seconds and could exceed 130mph whilst making all the right Ferrari-esque noises. Production ceased in 1972. This 1970, 2.4 Litre Fiat Dino Coupé was purchased by the vendor about ten years ago from a Doctor who lived in Norway, just after the engine had been completely rebuilt. He then had all of the mechanics completely gone through and repairs carried out as necessary. Since the purchase, and as part of his collection of classic cars, the car has been properly maintained and, although this Fiat runs and drives very well, it has not been used and was only registered earlier this year in Northern Ireland. Finished in the original Rosso Corsa with grey cloth interior, this car requires some cosmetic restoration to both the bodywork and interior to bring it back to pristine condition. This very original Fiat Dino is supplied with a Northern Ireland registration document, a Northern Ireland MoT test certificate and a copy of the registration document from Norway.
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