by Mike –
Here is my pick for the classic car for sale today that I would like to own. Everything about the Fiat Dino Spider says “Ferrari” – except the name. For some reason this Dino was badged as a Fiat instead of a Ferrari even though it was named after Enzo Ferrari’s son, Dino.
It was engineered by Ferrari and made on the Ferrari manufacturing line like the more famous “Ferrari” Dino 246 GT (except this 2-liter engine was made by Fiat as was the 2-liter engine used in the Ferrari Dino 206 GT).
1967 Fiat Dino Spider
RM Auctions says:
* 160 bhp, 1987 cc dual overhead camshaft V-6 engine
* Five-speed manual transmission, independent front and semi-elliptic twin-leaf spring rear suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes
* Ferrari-bred sports car
This Fiat Dino Spider is up for auction by RM Auction in Amelia Island, Florida on March 9, 2013 (that’s tomorrow). The estimate is $60,000 – $90,000.
This is one of my selected cars that I believe are destined to appreciate faster than the market because this is really a Ferrari in every way except the name. It is even a Pininfarina design as are most Ferraris.
There were 1,989 Dino Spiders made and not many of those made it to the US. I did have the opportunity to buy one in rough condition about 25 years ago for less than $10,000 but unfortunately I passed.
These beautiful Fiat Dino Spiders sell for about one-third to one-fourth of the selling prices of their Ferrari Dino cousins.
I think if this car sells in the estimate range it will be a bargain assuming the car looks as good as the photos and the history description holds up.
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