The Fiat Dino Coupe is sometimes confused with Dino 206/246 as they both share a Ferrari engine and were produced at the Fiat factory when new. The Fiat Dino was created to homogolate the 2.0 liter Ferrari V6 for racing since the mid-engine Dino 206 was not produced in sufficient quantities. These are rare cars […]
If you are going to go through the trouble of dealing with the nonsense that goes with selling a car on craigslist…you’ve got to provide more than just two photos, especially if that car is an interesting looking fake Ferrari Dino built on a Mazda Miata chassis. We have so many questions, why don’t you sit down and stay a while. Find this 1995 Mazda MX-5 Ferrari Dino offered for $11,500 in Kennesaw, GA via craigslist. Tip from Graham.
It really doesn’t matter that the Kelmark GT started life as a Beetle floorpan based kit car…and that it used a Ford Pinto windshield or that the side windows are inverted Chevy Impala rear windows. What matters is that the Volkswagen aircooled versions of the Kelmark GT were slow and made that characteristic Beetle putt-putt noise…yuck. But when equipped with a watercooled Chevrolet V8 mounted in the middle, the Kelmark was easily equal in performance to the legendary Ferrari 206/246 Dino that it was trying to copy. Find this 1978 Kelmark GT offered for $17,500 in Sonora, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
Let’s face a basic truth. Kit cars aren’t for everybody. For everybody who would ever consider owning a kit car, there are probably 50 people who wouldn’t touch one..but that only makes them more exclusive and more special…right? No. Oh. Okay, well, I still think this would make one sweet daily driver and a much […]
This next idea should appeal to the lazy person out there — what is the best kind of car to drive around covered in a coat of dirt/dust? A work truck is one logical answer, but I think the better idea is to drive a fake Ferrari Dino kit car…because covered in dust…this might be […]
I love a good wacky engine swap as much as the next guy (probably more, to tell the truth) but Matt C delivered the good stuff with these next three tips that came in as a trifeca of tumultuous tire shredding transplants. Matt’s words and links below. Up first is a ’86 Toyota pickup with […]
The Fiat Dino should not be confused with the Dino 206/246 — although they both share the same compact Ferrari Dino V6 powerplant. The Dino 206/246 is a mid engine classic that costs as much as a beachfront cottage (you pick the locale…) while a Fiat Dino will cost you a swampfront cottage…or less if […]
When is a car past the point of saving and the best use is to melt it down and start over? Here’s a 1967 Fiat Dino that has given its 2 liter Ferrari V6 to another project. No doubt in the restoration of a Ferrari Dino or Lancia Stratos. At this point are you left […]
This next feature comes from DT contributor Gianni: The Ferrari 246 Dino was the Scuderia’s answer to the Porsche 911. When it was introduced, it was just the 246 Dino and not the Ferrari 246 Dino as Enzo had decreed a Ferrari has 12 cylinders, and the Dino had 6. Like almost everything from Maranello, […]
Beware the non-idling cars of March, celebrated today on the ides of March. Buying a car that doesn’t run isn’t simply a risk associated with the cost of the engine that you’ll need to fix. It also means that you can’t test the transmission, brakes, suspension, steering and all the other items that need replacement. […]