The story of Enzo Ferrari, Fiat and Dino is an interesting one.
It takes a bit of explaining and a bit of patience. But rather than have me type it out in a narrative, I have a better idea.
Petrolicious just posted a video this week showing off yet another glorious old-school vehicle with its owner. Predictably, the owner — Danny Soukup — is a colorful fellow and is more than happy to discuss the unique quirks of the Fiat Dino.
I have never owned a car older than a 1996 model year so for me to hear about the fuel pressurizing the system with a specific "Tick tick...tick......tick...............tick" it's amazing. The fact there's a process to everything gives the vehicle that thing journalists are always chasing for. A soul.
So, sit back, relax and check out Soukup's story of his Dino and what it means to him.
When Ferrari wanted to race in Formula 2 with its new V6 engine named after Enzo Ferrari's son Dino, the company faced a problem. They needed to build enough cars to satisfy the homologation rules, so Ferrari turned to Fiat for help. A deal was struck with Fiat to build the Dino Coupe and Spider, and with this, Ferrari got its chance to compete in Formula 2.
Danny Soukup always loved the way the Dino Spider looked, so for decades he worked his way into a position to buy the car of his dreams. There is a lot of history surrounding Fiat and Ferrari during the time period of this car, and Danny gives us a look into this as well as the design, thoughts, and inner workings of a Fiat Dino Spider. He also shares the new perspective into life that his car has given him.