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In the present ownership for the past seven years, this Fiat Dino Spider benefits from partial restoration at the hands of recognized specialists Garage Auto Gamma, of Lausanne, Switzerland. Completed in May 2000, the work included removal and cleaning of the engine and gearbox, renewal of gaskets, overhaul of the cylinder heads and replacing the right-hand side exhaust, fuel pump, ignition leads and much more besides. In addition, the brakes and shock absorbers were cleaned, overhauled and repainted, and the inner and outer steering joints replaced. Repairs to the floor and engine bay were carried out where necessary and the refurbished areas repainted.
The total cost of these works, the invoice for which is available, exceeded CHF 18,000 (approx. $10,000). A second Garage Auto Gamma invoice on file (totaling CHF 3,905, or approx. $2,900) is for a routine service carried out in June 2003 that included replacing the electronic ignition box and fitting four new Bridgestone tires.
The car is finished in red with matching interior, black tonneau cover and Cromodora alloy wheels, and displays a total of 87,045 kilometers on the odometer. Presented in good overall condition, it is reported as driving very well and displaying good oil pressure. The vehicle is offered with sundry invoices, current roadworthiness certificate and Swiss permis de circulation.