Fiat Dino 2000 Tyres
- The earlier, and more numerous cars, the 1967-1969 fiat Dino 2000 coupe and spider originally fitted a 185R15 Michelin XAS tyres.
- Currently Longstone Tyres would suggest the 185 HR 14 Michelin MXV-P as the best for a Dino 2000.
- It is the carcass of these Michelin tyres that makes the handling of cars like the Dino direct and predictable.
- You can fit the 205/70R14 tyres that were fitted to the later 2400 Dino onto the earlier Fiat 2000 car and the series Due Dino 2000 Spider and Coupes.
- Many Fiat Dino owners feel the 185 makes the handling of the lighter car (alloy block vs iron block) much sweeter.
- However we would suggest that if you do want to move up to the 205/70R14 tyre size, fitting the tyre Fiat found suited the car best, the 205/70 WR 14 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN36 which will diminish the derogatory effects of fitting a larger tyre.
- These period tyres were developed to be fitted to a car like this and still provide progressive handling, whereas a more modern tyre will be developed to fit to a very different kind of car.
- For these tyres the best fitting innertube is the Michelin 14F innertube.
2400 Fiat Dino Tyres
- In October 1969 Fiat released the new Dino 2400, which was produced through till 1973. The increased engine capacity improved the low down torque which improved its behaviour in traffic.
- Also in 1968 low profile tyres had been invented and PIRELLI had introduced its CINTURATO ™ CN36 so the new 2400 Dino took advantage of this new technology, and fitted 205/70R14 PIRELLI CINTURATO which we would suggest would still be perfect tyres for the later 2400 Dino.
- As an alternative there is also the 205/70VR14 Michelin XWX that was fitted to the Ferrari Dino.
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History of the Fiat Dino
The Fiat Dino made its debut as a 2-seater Spider at the Turin Motor Show in October 1966, followed by a 2+2 Coupé form with a 270 mm longer wheelbase at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1967. The two bodies had quite different lines since they were designed and manufactured for Fiat by two different coachbuilders: the Spider by Pininfarina and the Coupé by Bertone—where Giorgetto Giugiaro had sketched it out.
The interior of the Spider was inferior to that of the Coupé. The dashboard was vinyl-wrapped, the metal-spoke steering wheel had a plastic rim, and the interior switchgear was lifted from other Fiat models. After a few months, the problem was remedied, and Spiders made after February 1967 included a wood-rimmed steering wheel as well as wood trim on the dashboard, much like the Coupé car. Radios, metallic paint, leather upholstery, and a vinyl-covered roof with roll-bar style stainless steel trim were the only options available for both models.
The car was offered with an all-aluminium DOHC 2.0 L V6 and a 5-speed manual transmission. The identical 2.0-litre engine was used in the mid-engined, Ferrari-built Dino 206 GT, which went on sale in 1968 after being pre-production at the 1967 Turin Motor Show.
Fiat stated 158 horsepower for the Fiat Dino, whilst Ferrari claimed 180 hp for the first prototype of the Dino 206 GT in 1967, despite the fact that both engines were constructed on the same assembly line in Turin by Fiat personnel with no regard for their destination. Jean-Pierre Gabriel comments in "Les Ferraris de Turin" that "la déclaration de Ferrari ne reposait sur aucun fondament technique"; Ferrari's declaration had no technical foundation. The fundamental reason for this disparity was an error in calculating the power output figures from SAE and DIN.
Borrani Wire Wheels
Borrani wheels are available for your Fiat Dino. As agents for the iconic Ruote Borrani Milano company we are able to supply all wheels from their extensive range.
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Wire wheels made by Ruote Borrani Milano are, without doubt, the best wire wheels available. Borrani wheels utilise aluminium rims, steel spokes and steel wheel centres.
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Wheels made by Borrani are available in the following styles:
- Painted silver finish, as per the racing wheels of the period
- Polished and chrome finish, highly polished rim, chrome spokes & wheel centre
- Painted finish with polished outer edge