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RESTORED FIAT DINO SPIDER 2.4

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  1. philt68

    philt68 Formula Junior

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    #1 philt68, Sep 1, 2016
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    i spent 2.5 years restoring this car, and in the interim, my taste became slightly more hooligan, and i've disappeared down the rabbit hole of group b cars :)

    I bought the car about 3 years ago. Someone had spent money on it mechanically-brakes were good, front suspension also good, plus engine has been ported and polished which added a little extra something.

    Body wise, there was very little rust but I wanted to go back to original color and when we got down to bare metal we discovered all sorts of horrors-not much rust, but lots of bad repairs! whatever rust and bondo we found were cut out and new sheet metal welded in, then the car painted in original color

    a new clutch was installed, when we checked the engine there were a couple of things I didn't like, so I had the engine and carbs rebuilt, gearbox wasn't leaking and was working well so we left that alone, trunk was totally redone, top is new, all new hoses and clamps for fuel, cooling, and brakes, brake master cylinder installed, new stainless exhaust installed, fuel tank taken out, repaired and cleaned, radiator sent out and re-cored, undercarriage was gone through -repaired as required.

    I redid the entire interior back to black factory vinyl. I rechromed all the bits that needed rechroming-bumpers, hinges, etc, and finally, I removed the 12,000 Ferrari badges that were all over the car :)

    In conclusion, I repaired or replaced everything that needed to be repaired or replaced-I wanted the car to be as it was when it left the factory-the only two non original parts are the radio-there was a modern one that I replaced with a period appropriate Becker that's wired for iPod, and the dinoplex-the box is there but inside it's a modern msd ignition unit

    the car runs and drives perfectly, needs nothing (except a new owner)

    asking $190k

    you can email me at philtoledano@yahoo.com, or feel free to give a call 917 572 9911
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  2. 1mean3

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    Amazing what money, time, and effort can achieve:) Very nice. Good luck with sale.
     
  3. SCKOMS

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    Very cool car! GLWS
     
  4. Graz

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    Beautiful work and something to be proud of. GLWS.
     
  5. 360Tom

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    Gorgeous car. Great restore.
     
  6. bill59

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    The "other" Dino. I have always lusted after one of these. you made me smile to see it. GLWS
     
  7. Duane_Estill

    Duane_Estill F1 Rookie

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    Absolutely stunning. Probably the best Fiat sports car ever made. I find nothing odd with the Pinin' shape at all, it's elegant and bold.

    Great project, GLWS.
     
  8. davemqv

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    Holy Guacamole! That's an amazing transformation!
    It's a beautiful car. Best of luck with the sale.
     
  9. malex

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    Doesn't seem that long ago when you were trying to source this car Phil. Time flies. GLWS! Car looks fantastic.
     
  10. willrace

    willrace F1 World Champ
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    Beautiful. Just beautiful.
     
  11. swift53

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    Lovely car Phil, not to mention the 'pretty good' photos....:)

    Should have bough one years ago when it was only peanuts, oh well.

    Break a leg!

    Regards, Alberto
     
  12. John_K_348

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  13. alberto

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  14. BigTex

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    Really nice.....

    Your Spider is next in line for that, Duane!!

    That's the color I am putting on the "blue one"....

    GLWS!!!
     
  15. philt68

    philt68 Formula Junior

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    Thanks everyone for the lovely comments!
     
  16. leeber

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    fantastic car. Ive been looking for a great condition Coupe 2400 that won't break the bank for months, with no luck. this cabrio is out of reach but stunning. wow between this and the 190 EvoII you have listed, probably one of the nicest garages in NY.
     
  17. 2dinos

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    Gorgeous car! Very-very nicely done! Will be a "Keeper" for the new owner.

    GLWS
     
  18. philt68

    philt68 Formula Junior

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    Thank you
     
  19. Premoto1

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    Yowza! That is stunning. GLWTS.
     
  20. philt68

    philt68 Formula Junior

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    #20 philt68, Sep 5, 2016
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    thanks everyone!

    here's a photo indoors, where you can really see the color of the paint...:)

    (and vincenzo in the backround, admiring!)
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  21. scudF1

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    Amazing car!! GLWS
     
  22. cf355

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    the Dino Spider is so sweet :) GLWS
     
  23. philt68

    philt68 Formula Junior

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    price drop! to the insane crazy eddie (anyone remember him?) price of $178k...
     
  24. malex

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    . . . . with prices so low, they're insaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaane!
     
  25. 300GW/RO

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    Is that another Fiat Dino Spider (red) in background?
    Name of shop please? (maybe I missed it?)

    I have a 2.0 w/c was originally "French Blue", now the obligatory Red from previous owner, love that "ice blue" look of yours......didn't another f-chatter complete his 2.4 in similar colors recently?

    Thank you,
    Jack
     

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