In the modern industry, there's a clear distinction between Ferrari and its parent company, Fiat. Confusing the two is virtually impossible, although that wasn't always so. In the 1960s, the line between Fiat and Ferrari was still there, but it wasn't nearly so well defined, thanks to the addition of the Dino line.

And while we could essentially write a dissertation on Ferrari, Dino and Fiat, let's just say that it wasn't at all difficult to find a Dino-badged car that could still set your hair on fire. One such car from those halcyon days of Italian automotive production is the 1968 Fiat Dino Spyder, shown in the latest video from Petrolicious.

Now, this isn't the exotic, mid-engined Dino. Rather, this is a sporty, but humble, Fiat-badged convertible, that's a bit lesser known. Still, it's a truly gorgeous car, and this example, owned by Danny Soukup, is a prime specimen of that rare 1960s Italian car. Scroll down for the latest video from Petrolicious.


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      lasertekk
      • 1 Year Ago
      Beautiful cars the Dino Spiders (and Coupes). Very easy to rev out to 8000+ RPM's (I was a passenger). Intoxicating sound from that engine.
      Raymond Longchamp
      • 1 Year Ago
      While in Medical school in Rome during the early 70\'s, had a 2 litre Fiat Dino Spyder..green paint like BRG. Boy that thing loved to swap ends in curves if you got a bit exuberant with the right foot !!
      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      Fiat made some really beautiful, under appreciated sports cars in the 50s & 60s. The Dino Spider is probably my favorite.
        Teleny411
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Teleny411
        Truth is I'd far rather have a Fiat Dino spider or coupe than any 2013/2014 model.
      argenta
      • 1 Year Ago
      Now, do a Fiat Dino 2400 Coupe video aswell! Wow, he should check that whine tho..?
      MikeInNC
      • 1 Year Ago
      Always loved the Fiat Dino. Also a big fan of the Triumph GT6. Missed an opportunity to buy one of those in spectacular shape about 20 years ago. Still regret missing that chance.
      axiomatik
      • 1 Year Ago
      A couple of months ago I saw a Fiat Dino Spider at the Atlanta Caffeine & Octane show, first time I'd ever seen one. Beautiful car.
      MaxRSR
      • 1 Year Ago
      Great cars. How great would it be to have a Fiat convertible today with a front mounted 458 engine and rear drive? Not likely to happen, Alfa 4C will be closest thing. There is a great Fiat Dino restoration outlined here at: http://www.carbuildindex.com/3755/1968-fiat-dino-spider-restoration/
      Lachmund
      • 1 Year Ago
      biutifulle
      Aurio Salimonne
      • 1 Year Ago
      Great car and awesome memories when Dad friend owns a shop have this on blue for parts and a Bertone Coupe Silver just like one on the original Italian Job movie from the 60's,a brown 80's Alfa Romeo 6,NSU with a Ford V4 (rotary was out and on boxes),white NSU rear engine Prizm (just like one on the movie,The Spy who Love me),Hino Contessa (the company is now own by toyota and make trucks,back then they used to build Renault rear engine cars in japan under license)couple Citroen DS and bunch of VW Beetle.....and like I said,no Internet back then and a lot of people hate those cars and leave them at the garage and from them to the scrap!
        Aurio Salimonne
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Aurio Salimonne
        Also,pretty sure the engine wasn't build by Ferrari (design yes) was by a motorcycle company but not sure if I was Ducatti or the owner of The company that build Vespasian at the time,I rad it on one of the parts book that was on the trunk of the Spyder back then,nice video and the valve need a little adjustment too
          lasertekk
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Aurio Salimonne
          Engines were built and assembled by Fiat. For homologation purposes, Ferrari didn't have the physical means in-house. See the book : Fiat Dino: A Ferrari by Any Other Name , for a concise history.
      Jaybird248
      • 1 Year Ago
      Except for the grille, looks a lot like the '65-69 Chevy Corvair.. I guess that style was in the air then.
      Lachmund
      • 1 Year Ago
      petrolicious = quality
      roller146
      • 1 Year Ago
      Brandon, please look into Oxford commas and what they can do for your writing.
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