When I was confronted with this masterful car my heart rate spontaneously went to a maximum level. You rarely find that much power and beauty in a classic. It is actually a masterpiece with the Ferrari engine and Bertone bodywork united in one car, the Fiat Dino.
By: Dirk de Jong
Forgive my enthusiasm, but for me this is the pinnacle of the Italian class. Luxury, power and sportiness come together in a grandiose way.
The elegant Italian thoroughbred is now a pricey but also sought after classic. At first we did not find the owner, but the restorer, who was happy to tell something about the dark blue beauty with (Ferrari) temperament.
“The son of Ferrari Alfredo, died in 1956 and was nicknamed Dino. Enzo decided to name all V6 engines Dino in memory of his son. Ferrari wanted to participate in Formula 2 and there engines could not have more than six cylinders and had to come from a production car. In addition, Ferrari had to build at least 500 cars with this engine block. He entered into an agreement with FIAT to produce a sports model in these numbers. So it became a Fiat with the prestige of a Ferrari. You could also say 'family' of the Italian top brand, although the prancing horse is not on the car. ”
During the restoration of the Fiat Dino, the technician took more than 400 photos to give the owner Leon Schepers a permanent feeling of satisfaction. You can see and feel the perfection of the restoration. It's grandeur and glamor. He is enviable and enviable. It goes without saying that the elegant coupé attracts a lot of attention. The 53-year-old fast Italian is exceptionally beautiful.
Fortunately we got in touch with Leon Schepers who told us that the find was a fluke. It was completely original and it had not been welded. Something that really appealed to him for a car of this age. In addition, there were only two previous owners. The most extensive project was the engine overhaul. Due to overdue maintenance, this cost a lot of time, energy and euros. The overhaul was taken care of by the skilled technician (specialist in Italian race horses). Are your dreams also going to a Fiat Dino? Then you must have the wind of prosperity in your back. So unattainable for many, but fortunately we can praise this much admired creation.
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