Legend Industries developed about 700 turbocharged 120hp Spiders in the U. Upon completion of auction, car is available to pick up personally by the buyer or your designated auto carrier. These cars are a bit of a hidden gem of the classic European car world. We open up the market for your car to a vast, worldwide classic car dealer network that we have been a part of for many years. Look for a quality car, but wait for the right price, too. I would recommend this dealer and would be a repeat customer. Bottom line, overall the car is in pretty good shape for it's vintage and ready for a new owner to enjoy it for what it is or take it to the next level of restoration and maximize the growing collector value for this car.
There are no cars stored at our business office although, our Business Office is where we will meet you by appointment to show, consign or to buy one of our cars. They have plenty of power, handle like a go kart, and with the top down they have a fun factor that you just can't get with a hard top. It would be very interesting to see more prime Spiders at auction, where real value is set in a public venue. Our Restoration Shop is in a secure, private, discrete location. A Pininfarina cabriolet replaced the Fiat 1200 Spider in 1959. We look for all makes and models of Classic, Antique, Muscle Cars, Corvettes and European Sports Cars. Nevertheless, always check very carefully for rust and make sure that maintenance records are substantial.
All Spiders had coil springs in all four corners, where some competitors had leaf springs. The ride is smooth and tight! The car shifts effortlessly through all 5 years and reverse. The clock runs, but the lens is cloudy and needs replacing. Many collectors I have spoken with have indicated that the most desirable models are the fuel injected models which began in 1980. I took the pictures of this roadster on 2 different days, so you will notice that in some of the pics you can see the glittering green metallic body as it sparkles in the bright sun, and in others it takes on a deeper dark green tone on an overcast day. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. The correction has been made.
On the underside of the car, we have new Wilwood front disc brakes, Koni shocks, and a bolt in roll bar for both added safety and chassis stiffness. Even after sitting all winter, there isn't a drop of oil on the floor come spring. I purchased it from the previous owner in Georgia and have primarily used it for driving around town with the top down on nice days. The wood dash and console trim was changed to a very cool looking tiger eye wood look. The twin-cam head fitted to the 124 engine powered the valvetrain by a toothed belt, considered to be a world first on a production car.
I purchased it from the previous owner in Georgia and have primarily used it for driving around town with the top down on nice days. The engine had an improved oiling system, modified pistons and manifold, and a Weber carburettor. The clock runs, but the lens is cloudy and needs replacing. This gentleman decided to do what he called a Level 1 restoration in 2005. He drove and enjoyed the car for about 7 years before selling it to the 3rd owner who was from Canada but also lived in Florida part of the year where he stored this Fiat. Here are just a few of the countries we have sold and shipped hundreds of classic cars to; Engand, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Sweeden, Finland and even Russia! In addition, there are some extra parts that will be included such as, belts, gaskets etc.
Same location and phone number for over 25 years! Displacement changed over the years and by '82 had grown to 2. For security and insurance purposes, we do not publicize, over the internet, the exact address of our Restoration Shop Facility. The car shifts effortlessly through all 5 years and reverse. He had several cars in Florida and while he had plenty of fun with the car during his one year of ownership, he decided it was time to let it go to the next lucky owner…. When the engine was rebuilt, the compression was also bumped a little to bring it up to 10:1. The Fiat had quite a few items that were technologically more advanced than the British sports cars of the time. No cracks on the dash, a couple minor tears on the seats, the guages seem to work in good order.
No cracks on the dash, a couple minor tears on the seats, the guages seem to work in good order. The body is straight and solid and the red paint is not only eye catching, but also perfect for this little Italian gem. Bottom line, overall the car is in pretty good shape for it's vintage and ready for a new owner to enjoy it for what it is or take it to the next level of restoration and maximize the growing collector value for this car. Minimal rust and overall a sound engine. The seats are from a Mazda Miata, and yes, the headrest speakers work. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. This particular 1982 Fiat Spider 2000 has lived a very pampered life and is believed to have had just 3 owners prior to us.
The level one restoration that was performed 8 years ago also included a complete restoration of the tan interior and convertible top. South America, several Middle Eastern countries and Australia! Fiat pulled out of the U. Ican help with shipping arrangements. From what I can see the car has been driven less than 10,000 miles in the last 10 years. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557442876229 ; listingsSearchManager.
All are quite nice to drive and make ideal first collector cars. Sprinkle in liberal Italian flair, and this is the obvious choice over its British counterparts. Please call for exact transport and shipping quote. I've had my fun with this little classic and now it's time for someone else to enjoy or take to the next level of restoration. Still, this car should only be a daily driver in the Summer in Seattle. Where most of its competitors had 4 speed transmissions, the Fiat had a 5-speed manual and optional automatic. Our founder, Mike Brannon has been helping friends and neighbors fix-up and sell their old cars since the 1970's when Muscle Cars were everyday cars! I have a shipper I have used several times and they give me a discount.