“Seen On the Street” Danbury, CT: ’78 Fiat 124 Spider
Fiat always sold attractive Spiders (Spiders with an “I”) in the U.S. The design studio Pininfarina usually got the nod to pen the body. They were generally a lower price and lower performance alternative to Alfa Romeo Spiders. The last series sold in the U.S. was to be the longest lived of these. First known as the 124 Spider, when introduced in 1966, the car sported a 1500 cc DOHC four-cylinder engine that over the years went up and down in displacement several times, with most of the cars sold in the U.S. being 1756 cc and 1995 cc, both variants equipped with a single Weber carburetor. If you find a nice, original car they can be quite enjoyable and inexpensive to maintain. Yesterday, our intrepid car spotter, Mark S., was fueling his Volvo C30 Coupe when this nice ’78 Spider pulled in for a refuel. We don’t know much else about the car other than it is in Connecticut and it will cost you $7,500 to become the new owner. Mark spoke to the owner and mentioned that it might be up on this great new website (TY, Mark). So give him a call and buy this one. It looks like loads of fun for coffee money. But have it checked out just in case. Read the For Sale sign for contact information.