The collective car hunting power of the readers of Daily Turismo never ceases to amaze– especially given a quick off-the-cuff challenge like “find a good Spider.” There was an extremely clean Triumph TR6 that Kaibeezy found, a rare 3000GT drop top from FTB, some nice 80s Italian ladies from AbnMike, but nothing beats the price/value ratio of the Fiat Spider suggested by commenter Gianni. Find this 1974 Fiat 124 Sport Spider offered for $2,850 near Seattle, WA via craigslist.
The later rubber trash-truck bumper Spiders are dime-a-dozen, but try finding a chrome bumper version (even if it is a ’74 with the little bumplet fangs) for less than $5k that isn’t a pile of rust. Not only does the seller of this one say it has no rust, but the paint is 10 years old (no recent quicky spray) and looks great. All for less than $3k? What’s the catch? Well…she doesn’t exactly run right now, could be something simple as rebuilding the carbs, rebuilding the engine, or swapping in a blown LS3 V8.
What a beauty. If it really is rust free and just needs the tank drained and carb de-gunked…this could be extremely well purchased at this price. See a better spider? firstname.lastname@example.org