Italian Vert: 1978 Fiat 124 Spider

When you think of classic affordable roadsters, you’ll first think of the ubiquitous Mazda MX-5 Miata…but it is far too new and common, I’m talking about cars like the MGB, Alfa-Romeo Spider, Datsun Fairlady/Sports 1600…but there’s another option in this genre that is often overlooked, still fairly plentiful, and worth consideration as a respectable alternative (if you don’t have a healthy fear of rust). We are referring to the Fiat 124 Spider, which was designed by Dutch-American legend Tom Tjaarda and built in a remarkable multiple decade production lifespan starting in 1966 and ending in 1985.  The later ones have big rubber bumpers, raised ride height, and more safety weight…but they also have less rust. Find this 1978 Fiat 124 Spider offered for $8,500 in Fountain Hills, AZ via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

From the seller:

1978 Fiat 124 Spider

VIN: 124CS1 0130282

condition: excellent

cylinders: 4 cylinders

drive: rwd

fuel: gas

odometer: 95000

paint color: black

size: compact

title status: clean

transmission: manual

type: convertible

2dr Spider, very well cared for original Arizona car, 95k miles, documented with records, twin overhead cams, 5 speed overdrive, fun, attention getting, many new and extra parts. Hagerty Vehicle Report available.

Like equity trades considered for: Donzi Classic, Coachmen Freedom Express 192rbs, Kubota Backhoe, Ducati

See a better way to drive something Italian?