5k: Vintage Racer: 1970 Fiat 124 Sport Spider

The Fiat 124 Sport Spider was penned by Dutch-American designer Tom Tjaarda and built in a
remarkable multiple decade production lifespan starting in 1966 and
ending in 1985.  The 124 Spider was upgraded as the years went by for performance, emissions, and safety, but
the same basic chassis, suspension, and engine was retained for the entire lifespan.   Today, a used 124 Spider is an affordable way to get into an Italian car with a sweet sounding all-alloy DOHC engine mounted up front.  Find this 1970ish Fiat 124 Spider Vintage Racer currently bidding on ebay for $3,450 with 3 days to go, located in Virginia Beach, VA.  Tip from Don.

The seller of this 124 Spider does not disclose the year of manufacture for this car and given  the lack of bumpers, you can’t even tell if it is a pre-or-post 1973.  The only clue to the year of manufacture comes from the 1608cc engine displacement which was only available from 1970-1973.

Under the hood is a 1.6 liter DOHC inline-4 cylinder engine that puts out 110 horsepower in a typically Italian fashion.  You’ll need to revv it to find those ponies, but the sound should be nice and this one has some racing parts for additional sound, fury and ponies.

You won’t be able to take your wife out for a Sunday afternoon drive in this Fiat because the entire thing has been gutted and a roll cage installed for racing purposes.  This is no longer a street car and now a dedicated track machine.

See a cheaper Italian classic for track duty?  tips@dailyturismo.com