greggearhead Reader
2/13/20 10:29 a.m.

For Sale: 1981 Fiat Spider 124 Convertible – 1 Owner Colorado Car


The Fiat 124 Spider was made from 1967 through the 80s when Pinnifarina took over the production. The styling has weathered really well – the car looks great from any angle, and looks like a classic sports car – not old. This example is a 1 owner (actual little old lady) Colorado Springs car from new. No rust I can find anywhere. It has been driven easily and taken care of, garaged it's whole life.


It is the last version of the Spider, with the larger fuel injected 2000cc engine that makes more power and low end torque than the earlier smaller-engine versions. It starts easily and runs very well. It accelerates surprisingly quickly and shifts great. This car used to be an automatic, but was just converted to a 5 speed manual.  Transmission fluid was just replaced and it has a brand new Valeo clutch. Recent fuel pump and filter, upgraded silicone radiator hose kit, also. An easy to drive classic that has been maintained well, and is poised to be worth more over time. This one is ready to drive anywhere, right now!


Compared to other vintage sports cars and convertibles, the Fiat is way ahead of it's time. It has 4 wheel disc brakes, fuel injection, independent suspension, and an actual back seat, even if legroom back there is a bit small. The top works well and can be operated from the drivers seat. Parts are easily available from several suppliers, and they are cheap to insure and easy to drive.


This one drives really, really well – the shocks, ball joints steering and brakes are all really nice and tight. It has brand new tires, upgraded H4 European headlights and driving lights (not pictured), the top is excellent and the interior is very nice. The seats (under the sheepskin covers) have some wear, but no tears. The dash has a few small cracks under the cover. Everything works – from all the lights inside and out, to the heater/defroster, the radio, etc. It has 131k miles, but drives like it is much younger - thanks to the caring, long-term ownership.  (Pics prior to trans swap)

greggearhead Reader
3/21/20 10:50 a.m.

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