This next car is a Fiat 850 Sport Spider that would have had a 843cc inline-4 that would have pushed a dismal 49 horsepower into the rear mounted transaxle. Today’s example, however, has been given an injection of speed and power in the form of the legendary tweetle-tweetle-Beetle engine. That’s right, a 1600cc dual port motor with a single carb and (to quote the seller) “twice the displacement, 10x the simplicity, and 100x the reliability!” I’ve never considered a VW engine to be an upgrade…but I guess this is the exception that proves the rule in cases not excepted. Find this 1969 Fiat 850 Sport Spider offered for $7,500 in Torrance, CA via craigslist.
From the seller:
1969 Fiat 850 Sport Spyder
cylinders: 4 cylinders
paint color: red
title status: clean
This cute little car has been painted, new brakes, suspension, seats, filters, belt, and so much more.
Most importantly, the 850cc motor that as infamous for being unreliable, has been replaced with a VW 1600cc dual port motor with a single carb for twice the displacement, 10x the simplicity, and 100x the reliability!
The car start, runs, and drives wonderfully. Clean title, current California registration, ready to go!
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