Fiat Dino Spider
A gorgeous convertible Fiat Dino finished in Giallo over Nero.
Debuted at the 1965 Paris Salon, the Dino 206S Speciale Coupe was Enzo Ferrari's tribute to his late son, Dino. More practically, it was a way of making the new, all-alloy, Ferrari-built V-6 eligible for Formula Two competition by building 500 production cars equipped with it. Given Ferrari's limited production, the design of the engine was used by Fiat in a new, sporty model that also carried the Dino name, and it would be built in larger numbers.
Although labelled as a Fiat, even the sound of the triple Weber-carburetted V-6 engine was pure Ferrari, but the larger Italian automaker made several improvements to the Ferrari engine design for series production, ensuring durability and "normal" performance during day-to-day use. Performance was exceptional for a two-liter car, with the open spider capable of 0-60 mph in only 7 seconds and a top speed of 130 mph. The coachwork was designed and built by Pininfarina.
Production of the open Fiat Dino Spider continued until 1969, the year that Fiat took over a large share of the Ferrari Company. Over 2,000 had been produced, very few of which were brought to the United States. Accordingly, they are considerably rare on these shores today.
The example we have today sits in a stunning Giallo over Nero colour combination and has had only one previous UK owner, the car has also benefitted from an incredible engine rebuild that has left the car in the most amazing condition; a real pleasure to drive.