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Did you drive your Fiat Dino today?

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  1. DWR46

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    Bryan: Yes, I bought the Sheehan car. I am VERY pleased. Paid a lot, but got one of, if not the finest, 2400 Spiders in the world. Known and fully documented history from day one. I am the fourth owner. Have all the Italian paperwork. The US head of Advanced Design for Toyota bought the car out of Southern Italy and did a cost no object restoration. Detail effort was beyond belief. Even have a photo of the car on the line at Ferrari. Great car to drive. Feel very lucky I was smart enough to step up and grab it.

    The RM Elkhart auction car was basically a good car with John Weinberger history (John's cars were always well cared for). However, the owner (who lost all the cars to the bank) bought lots of cars, but took care of nothing. He did make cars "shiny", but then they sat. I think the Dino sold at a discount and would have been a excellent car with a little deferred maintenance done.
     
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  3. Bryanp

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    Well congratulations! a truly stunning and absolutely no-stories car; I learned a ton just looking at the hundreds of resto pics that Mike had up for awhile.

    I was prepared to fly to Elkhart when RM informed me that they would not start the car on the inspection day, nor provide compression, nor let me take an oil sample. I also emailed JW to get more info, but no reply. . I think it went for $150k all-in. That was a strange auction; I watched both days.
     
  4. DWR46

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    Bryan: John Weinberger passed away about two months ago. A very long and courageous fight against cancer. He was a nice man, a good friend to Sue and I. Also a super quick race driver!
     
  5. Bryanp

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    oh no! I had no idea and will pass that on to my father. Thanks, Dyke.
     
  6. dinoart

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    DWR46. Congratulations! According to the Italian Registry there are a few more than 200 of 2.4 left in the world. Can you post some pictures of the car please?
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  8. dinoart

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  9. DWR46

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    David: Go to Ferraris-online. com and you should be able to find pictures.
     
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  10. Bryanp

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    Here you go; Dyke's new car:
    https://ferraris-online.com/cars/1971-fiat-dino-spyder-01516/

    If you want a Fiat Dino Spider education, scroll down the description towards the bottom, click on the "fiat_dino_restoration_photos" link and wait for the download of 1,310 pics of every conceivable Fiat Dino Spider 2.4 assembly done right.
     
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