posted at the Cohort by Benoit
The same car in the same spot an earlier Cohort Pic(k) of the Day
One without bumpers
One without a roof
The CC effect works in all kinds of ways. Yesterday I was looking over some shots from a car show I attended in June of 2014 and saw one of these I got a couple of shots at that day. It was the first time I could ever recall seeing one in person.
Can’t have too many of these.
Never have truer words been typed. A masterpiece for the ages.
These are great looking cars. I still remember the scene in the Italian job when the mafia is getting ready to drive off in their row of matching Dinos, having just destroyed an Aston Martin and a couple of E-types. They do this sort of synchronized door closing routine where you can see that each of the matching navy blue Dinos had once been its own color of the rainbow and that the studio didn’t paint the door jambs.
My attraction to these cars was somewhat traumatizing when a guy I knew used to buy them in very nice condition just to use the various gauges, light fixtures, hardware and other components in restorations of more valuable Italian exotics. Oh well. I guess if they’re valuable now, it’s because of all the people like him who saw them as cheap parts sources.
Ack! That’s like tearing down a cathedral to use the lead from the stained glass.
Gorgeous, just gorgeous.
Is there a bit of this in the Audi (100)Coupe?
The poor man’s Fiat Dino coupe, but still great.
Reflecting back on 1980, there were times I would drive into Manhattan and park my car on Park Ave just north of the Pan Am building where the modern office buildings had redefined the significance of a prestigious corporate address. When walking back to my car I saw this attractive vehicle that shadowed the lines of my car, It really caught my attention, and respect as I knew the difficulties in owning a car that is not available in the states. My car was only a few spaces away so the owner of the Audi certainly saw my unusual Fiat, and probably was equally taken aback. The Audi was a great example, actually probably not that old at the time – while I thought my car was a bit on the older side, hey it was 13 – who would think that 40 years on I would still be enjoying my white coupe as much as ever!
An absolute visual treat… thanks for sharing!
Benoit does seem to see this car around town a lot! Still looks good…
I literally had no idea this car existed until ten minutes ago, when I saw this photo. Had never heard of it. I just spent ten minutes researching it and learned that it was produced from 1969 to 1973, and that it was motivated by a Ferrari v-6. And, it’s gorgeous.
CC is a great resource.
You are never too old to learn 🙂
I’ve brought up the subject of this car over the years with friends and work colleagues who were car focused, and it was surprising many of them did know know of its existence.
Invariably, for those whom the Dino of the Fiat kind was a new discovery, came away impressed. They are only human…
Profile reminds me of a Maserati.
In any case, I think this a great looking car–front end looks even better. It looks like an exotic car.
I have no idea how much these cost new back in the day—obviously less than Ferrari/Maserati/Lambo–but still pricey
Also, I always liked what I considered the “sporty Fiat wheels”.
Did the Fiat DINO have a Ferrari engine? Or did the Ferrari DINO have a Fiat engine?
There are several great pictures of one on bringatrailer.
Interestingly, in the front of the car there is an expensive DOHC V6 worthy of a Ferrari, and at the rear a solid axle suspended with….leaf springs.
I coulda had a running one with a decent body, but in need of tlc for $5500 in 1996, but I was short of cash… oh well!
Rapid Fiat and rarely seen.
—Drove this Dino, of the Ferrari kind from new to the late ’80’s. Stunning automobile, but must say, I also drove friend’s Fiat Dino coupe and convertible and found them much more comfortable. Y ou sit in seats in the Fiat’s, you lay in the Ferrari, however, it was entertaining enough, I didn’t care at the time I could barely walk after a road trip in it. Bit different in size from my ’63 Electra
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