In 1966 the Fiat Dino was first shown to the public at the Salone di Torino dell’Automobile and in spring of 1967 the first Coupés designed by Giugiaro left the factory in Rivalta, near Turin.
In the summer of 1967 the Italian “Style Auto” painted a detailed picture of the fabrication of the Dino Coupé by Bertone. To mark this anniversary year a “petit commitee” of Fiat Dino lovers took on the plan to remake this unique publication and named it: Il Coupé Dino Fiat.
Fiat adept Wim W. Smit delivered content, whilst Nuccio Bertone’s personal assistant and press officer Gian Beppe Panicco added his personal story. Niels van Roij was given the task to capture the essence of it all in a new book, shaped in his London design studio.
The result is a beautifully executed book, Il Coupé Dino Fiat, on the cars that came out of the first and unique collaboration between Enzo Ferrari and Giovanni Agnelli. The 86-page hardcover, printed in a numbered limited edition of 500 copies, is a valuable viewing and reading book.
All books available through Petrolicious are part of a limited run of only 50 books (of 500 total) of which a portion of the profits will go to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities. All copies are numbered with a golden plate inspired by the VIN number of the Fiat Dino Coupé.
Every new owner of one of the 50 Ronald McDonald House Charities books, will receive a beautifully designed Fiat Dino Coupé pin (brooch) made exclusively for this book. A letter on the design of the book, written by Niels van Roij will also be added to the gold VIN books.