Every record: ’74 Fiat 124 Spider
Pininfarina designed some lovely Spiders for Fiat and the 124 is probably the nicest. The 124 Spider/Coupe was a lower price and lower performance alternative to Alfa Romeo. 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. Most of the cars sold in the U.S. were equipped with a single Weber carburetor. What a sweet little engine it is.
But the big problem with these cars is the materials they used to keep the price competitive. And that is why so few have survived the ravages of time. It isn’t often we see one available so this one caught our eye. Today’s Spider has all of the service records since ’74. Quite a feat. It looks in pretty good shape and hails from Northern California too. The seller tells us it is in excellent condition but we know to trust but verify. You’ll certainly need better pictures before you send someone to look at it. Good Spiders like this one are more valuable than Alfa Spiders of the same period. Maybe because finding one that hasn’t rusted away is more difficult than finding a decent Alfa. The seller is asking $12,000. Click here for the listing.