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2.4 spider in Virginia

Postby jonfink1 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:58 pm

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Re: 2.4 spider in Virginia

Postby Tobi » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:39 pm

This is a damned nice color!
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Re: 2.4 spider in Virginia

Postby jonfink1 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:23 pm

Yes, One of 2 in that color in 1971 according to Pininfarinas records and they were both sold in Rome. True story, in 1971 I was a 17 year old and my parents sent me to europe. I never saw the Eiffel tower, the coliseum in Rome, etc, etc. I had my guitar and all I wanted was to play music and chase young girls. Long story short, I met a little beauty in Rome...her family must have been quite well connected because they took me to have an audience with the Pope that Sunday and he could not have been more than 20 feet away.

As we were leaving St. Peters, we were crossing a large piazza to the street. I heard this high pitched noise and watched in awe a low slung burgundy car flash past me. Even as a young man, knowing nothing about Dinos, and only having my license for a year,I never forget that shape or sound. Flash forward 25 years later to 1996 and I was buying a car that had not seen the light of day for 12 years. During the restoration, I noticed the color number on the VIN plate and we returned the Dino to her original burgundy color # 162.

A few weeks later after speaking with Sergio Pininfarina, it all came flashing back to me. As a 17 year old, as this new Fiat Dino 2.4 spider drove past me on the streets of Rome, I had a 50% chance of seeing the actual car that I would one day own in the far future....an automotive angel if you will. Sent chills up my spine.

These cars can do that to you.
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Re: 2.4 spider in Virginia

Postby Tobi » Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:37 pm

Great story! I got goose pimples while reading.
If it wasn't your car you've seen at that time, it might have been Dirk's car. I can ask him if it was delivered to Rome.
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Re: 2.4 spider in Virginia

Postby jonfink1 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:47 pm

Thanks Tobi,

I would be curious as to his chassis number and year of manufacturer. My chassis is # BS 00001397

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Re: 2.4 spider in Virginia

Postby Tobi » Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:32 pm

Hi Jon,
Dirk just wrote that his late 71 Spider #1530 was sold in Piedmont. He knows 5 2400 Spider in this great color.
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Re: 2.4 spider in Virginia

Postby grand Turismo » Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:48 pm

Here you have chassinr 1396.The car before your's !!! :shock: This car are in the Netherlands and it's for sale.

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Re: 2.4 spider in Virginia

Postby Tobi » Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:00 pm

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Re: 2.4 spider in Virginia

Postby iceblue » Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:17 am

WOW.
That car is fantastic in this color....
John, I love your car the best with the black interior :)

I can't wait to see my car fully painted..
I will announce what color I have chosen on Oct 15th.

Great cars guys.


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Re: 2.4 spider in Virginia

Postby Dino John » Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:43 pm

Just Stunning…Thank you for sharing :D

Sorry John, no intention of hijacking your post…

I've posted this photo before but just confirming that my mind is set on this, I hope to start stripping down my car from next month.
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