1970 Dino.

June 17, 2011



Ben Piff said...

I must say that Wikipedia said it best,

When one disgards the marketing, the lineage is plain: "Dino...."

This happened to be parked outside my friend Allan's workplace today, and he texted me a picture. Luckily my house and workplace are both only a couple blocks away, so I was able to grab my camera and get there just in the nick of time.

The owner was psyched that I even knew what it was, and he said this was the first time the car had been running since he bought it. He's been working on an engine and brake rebuild for a long time. The carbs were giving him some trouble, but he got it started and took a few passes down the street at full throttle, generating music for all.

I haven't smiled so big at a car in a while. Actually the last car that made me smile this way was hearing the V8 bark of a new Ferrari California (being driven by a woman in sparkly gold sunglasses) making a pass on a highway onramp in China.

Sigh, Ferraris.

Tony Piff said...

like a ferrari at an entry-level price, but with no discount on the repairs, these tended to suffer from long-term deferred maintenance, and finding a good one today is rare.

that said, if i wanted a red italian money-pit, i'd take a dino over a lot of other stuff.

great shots. now we have documentation of both a coupe and a convertible.

Ben Piff said...

I can't believe this got no other comments!

Anonymous said...

Lovin' the Dino coupe eternally. Spider, too. Fabulous cars from Pininfarina and Bertone, the likes of which we may never see again.