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Dino Spider 2.4 #1396

Postby ebrown5686 » Sat Dec 06, 2014 3:47 am

Hello to all! My name is Ed and after 25 years of thinking about it and reading many issues of Wally Clark's great newsletter, I've finally taken the plunge and have acquired a Dino Spider, #1396, which is on its way from Europe to our home in New Mexico. If my calculations are correct, it's passing through the Bermuda Triangle just about now!
It would appear to be something of a sister car to jonfink's lovely burgundy 2.4, other than having a tan interior. I thoroughly enjoyed his account of seeing a similar car in Rome many years ago, and this vehicle was indeed in Rome for almost all of its life as well. It also is paint code #162 (Burgundy or Amaranto?), and I look forward to seeing it in the flesh/sheet metal. I'm a little shy in forums like this, and am not the world's greatest typist or picture-taker, but I'll try to get some further info and shots of the car out soon...assuming that the variables of long travel and customs cooperate!
The car has been sitting for a while, I'm not sure exactly how long, and there is bound to be some work that needs to be done.
I'm looking forward to being a part of your cordial and highly informed group, and I apologize in advance for some dumb questions I may ask! Thanks in advance for your help.
Best wishes through the holidays to you all, and I hope that your restorations and winter repairs are going well.
Ed
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Re: Dino Spider 2.4 #1396

Postby Dino John » Sat Dec 06, 2014 6:38 am

Cheers Ed and congratulations ,
I think your typing is just fine and as far as pictures are concerned were all here to help , I keep all my pic's in photo bucket easy to setup a free account from here you can store and upload all you're photo's…
Looking forward to seeing your new beauty.

Best wishes and a safe new year.
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Re: Dino Spider 2.4 #1396

Postby ebrown5686 » Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:35 am

Thanks Dino John!
As I think we all already know, the car people matter more than the cars.
But our cars are pretty cool too!
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Re: Dino Spider 2.4 #1396

Postby iceblue » Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:39 pm

Congrats Ed on your new car.
I am also owner of a 2.4 #1496 also in Virginia
Please post pictures of your car when you get it.
Cheers
Olivier
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Re: Dino Spider 2.4 #1396

Postby hanskristianjepsen » Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:16 pm

Hi Olivier,

Concerning your ownership of 1496 as well, would you mind sharing some info of this car, since not registered at all in the Dino Register / Dino Italia, which we nonchalant are calling the w.w. Dino Register.

Thanks and kind regards,
Hans Kristian Jepsen
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Re: Dino Spider 2.4 #1396

Postby abarth4 » Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:01 pm

Welcome! I have Fiat Dino Spider #1186. Would love to see pictures of your car.
Charlie Bates
Peoria Illinois, USA
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Re: Dino Spider 2.4 #1396

Postby ebrown5686 » Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:14 pm

Hello to all!
I want to thank you all for the interest and support, and will get some pix and further info out soon. The car arrived, and I'm delighted with it over all, but it sustained a little shipping damage and probably needs a throwout bearing and a dozen other things before it's really ready to go. This car is a treat to drive! I've had a little untimely knee surgery, and can't do much more than get around the block with it right now, and pictures are tough for the moment.
Thanks again, and I'll report more soon!
Ed
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Olivier's Dino Spider 2.4 1492

Postby iceblue » Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:33 am

Hey There

My Dino Made in late 1971 and was sold April 4 1972

1st owner The car was sold to Mr. Paleari Henssler Emilio Felice Born ( 1939 ) 4,565,000 Lira
The car was registered in Como Italy, where it live for nearly 2 years.
Color code Bottle green exterior color code 317 with brown vinyl with green carpet.

2nd owner
May 15 1974
Tony Hunt Purchased Fiat Dino 2400 # 1492
From Radbourne Racing
3500 British Pound Sterling

3rd Onwer
May 25th 1979
Receipt of 10% deposit of 300 Pound Sterling for the sale 3000nPounds of the Fiat Dino from Mr. Tony Hunt to Mr. John Matthews.

4th and Current owner
O Perrault Purchased Fiat Spider 2400 Vin 1492 Purchased 06/28/2013
From Guy Matthew

Now in Virginia beach Virginia,
Currently going trough a complete nuts and bolt restoration, body and mechanics and engine rebuilt.
*The new color is Fiat Dino color Blue metalizico, with tan leather, tan carpet.

The car was has been painted green from factory 71, painted blue 75, painted red 1980, painted red 1989
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Re: Dino Spider 2.4 #1396

Postby ebrown5686 » Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:15 am

Hello Olivier,
That is an amazing history on your Dino spider....I think the colors you have chosen for the restoration are going to be incredibly beautiful! Do you have an estimated completion date?
These are rare cars with some very rare parts...have you run into any serious problems with the restoration?
I wish you the very best of luck on that fabulous project and look forward to seeing reports on your progress.
Ed
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Re: Dino Spider 2.4 #1396

Postby Adriano Sardo 48 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:31 pm

Buonasera a tutti, e grazie per avermi accolto nel vostro forum.
Io sono il vecchio proprietario della #1396 che ha passato molta parte della sua vita a Roma. Mi dispiace che il mio inglese sia pessimo e non sono quindi in grado di scrivere nella vostra lingua. Posso dare molte informazioni sulla macchina che ho posseduto per diversi anni e usata tutti i giorni. Se ebrown vuole contattarmi puo' mandarmi una mail adrianosardo@hotmail.it
Un saluto a tutti
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