The Dino Spyder & Coupe was a mass-production effort for Ferrari, which took over assembly toward the end of the run; a low-volume sideline for Fiat. Spyder & Coupe were offered as a clean-lined two-door fastback styled by Bertone and as a roadster designed by Pininfarina. Both coachworks also built the monocoque body/chassis, though the engineering was Fiat's.
Cars built up to late 1969 had a 2.0-liter displacement and a live rear axle; after this, capacity was boosted to 2.4 liters (with iron replacing aluminum for the block) and independent rear suspension. The coupe had four seats and a longer wheelbase than the two-seat Spyder.
Later models are preferred for their bigger engine, better suspension, five-speed ZF gearbox, and more "practiced" construction. The vehicles were never officially sold as part of the U.S. Fiat line -- most were brought in privately before government regulations made such things difficult.
Pluses of the 1967-1973 Fiat Dino Spyder & Coupe:
- High performance
- Panache of Ferrari-designed engine
- Simpler in design than equivalent Ferraris and much cheaper
Minuses of the 1967-1973 Fiat Dino Spyder & Coupe:
- Body parts no longer stocked
- Crude rear suspension (2.0-liter models)
- Limited U.S. availability
- Notorious body corrosion
- Running gear difficult to rebuild and maintain
Specifications of the 1967-1973
Fiat Dino Spyder & Coupe:
Wheelbase, inches: 88.8/100.4 (Spyder/Coupe)
Length, inches: 161.7/177.7 (Spyder/Coupe)
Weight, pounds: 2,600/2,825 (Spyder/Coupe)
Price, new: NA
Engines for the 1967-1973 Fiat Dino Spyder & Coupe:
|Type||Size ||Horsepower ||Years |
| dohc V-6||1987 cc (121 cid)|| 160||1967-1969|
|dohc V-6||2418 cc (148 cid)||180||1969-1973|
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