Gem or Guano? 1980 Fiat 124 Sport Spyder

Let’s play a game. Somebody said you can’t get a decent $500 car anymore, but I think that is not entirely correct. Sure, you won’t find the plethora of running/driving cars that you could find 15 years ago, but you can still find an occasional gem in the guano. Find the best $500 car on your local craigslist/autotrader/facebashmorket/etc. I’ll kick this off with a 1980 Fiat 124 Sport Spider offered for $500 in Yucaipa, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

1980 Fiat Spider
fuel: gas
odometer: 1111
title status: missing
transmission: manual

Need to move out of my yard.
Complete car, has not run in many years.
Some rust.
Need to trailer away.
I have some old manuals and registration.
Does not run.
Lost title. But out of the system


See a better way to spend $500 on a car? Comment below.