Forza Fiat! 1980 Fiat Strada / Ritmo

Sometimes a car jumps out of the page because it has sweet/wicked wheels (think Saab Inca Alloys), which this next car does…but what really jumps out is the coolness of the door handles…and it isn’t often that a door pull is exciting. Leave it to the Italians, I guess. Find this 1980 Fiat Strada / Ritmo offered for $7,500 in West Hollywood, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

 From the seller:

1980 Fiat Strada 

VIN: 138A0002371694 

condition: excellent 

cylinders: 4 cylinders 

drive: fwd 

fuel: gas 

paint color: blue 

size: compact 

title status: clean 

transmission: manual 

type: hatchback 

This is a delightful little car that you just don’t see anymore in this country. I am a professional car designer and my hobby is collecting and restoring odd vintage foreign cars that have interesting design histories. I purchased this low mileage, well cared for American Spec Strada last year, and then collected all the necessary new old stock design components to covert it to European specs, which includes the original front and rear fascias that the designer, Sergio Sartorelli intended it to have. It’s an unusally styled vehicle to say the least, but was ahead of its time in many ways. 

You can read more about this interesting car here:

This is a very nice example of this car, and perhaps the nicest one left stateside. It’s also a nearly 40 year old Fiat, so I’m looking for it to go to a collector who appreciates these cars.

There is some flexibility on the price, but let’s chat first as I am wanting it to go to a good home.

Please call Bryan with questions. Thanks for taking a look.

See a better way to drive something Italian?