1971 Fiat 124 Spider

There's something that's timeless about the small Italian spider, and while the default is to usually consider the Alfa-Romeo as the go-to spider, in reality there were several great offerings - many of which still pepper the market. This 1971 Fiat Spider is no exception; with the cleaner early body style, simple steel wheels with covers and looking splendid in orange over black, this is a unique expression of Italian motoring:

Year: 1971
Model: 124 Spider
Engine: 1.6 liter inline-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 65,000 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

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1971 Fiat spider sport 124 fiat red on black - best combination I think car looks and drives like the day it came off assembly line everything look great including to the engine bay own by same collector for decades always stored inside never driven in elements car was repainted its original color years back all trim was removed polished and reassembled no rust or road corosion upon removale of trim when painting

I love the simplicity of the earlier 124 Spider; while the later Fiat Spiders may have gained power, hood bulges and wider tires, to me the early model looks great. There is a touch of MGB but also Ferrari in the design; while that sounds a bit crazy the combination somehow works and really looks special. While prices have generally been on the rise for these models over the past few years, they're still quite cheap compared to what a similar Mercedes-Benz SL would bring; expect this reserve for this car to be priced in the mid-teens. Sure, that buys you a much more reliable Miata; but then, if you wanted a Miata you wouldn't be reading this, would you?

-Carter

Posted under: Classic, Fiat
Dated: Mar 29 2014

2 Comments

  1. adam says:

    Hi,
    I am interested in purchasing this exact car, and I would appreciate help in this process. Please let me know how this works through your site and we can go from there.

    Thanks
    Adam

  2. Carter says:

    Hi Adam,

    The links in the posting take you to the Ebay auction; That car isn’t available anymore, so be on the lookout for more coming up. Thanks for following!

    Best,
    Carter Johnson