Little Red Bertone: 1973 Fiat 850 Sport Spider

In an earlier post today, I wrote; Anybody who tells you that you need to spend a bunch of money to drive a nice classic car is full of it...which is true, but some of you felt that the N600 is just a bit too pedestrian, too slow, and not going to be fun, fast, or exciting to drive. Okay. I know what you want. You want something, a little more…Italian, but for the same low price. Ok, I’ve got something in mind. Find this 1973 Fiat 850 Sport Spider offered for $6990 in Orange County, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

1973 Fiat 850 Sport Spider
condition: good
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 55450
paint color: red
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: convertible
1973 Fiat 850 sport spider Bertone

4 speed manual transmission, 4 cylinders. Runs good and a fun car to drive. All lights work, windshield wipers work. Full size spare tire. Original seats were replaced with Miata seats which are in great shape. Original color was yellow, whomever did the paint conversion did a good proper job. There are some faults in the paint, some minor cracks, but it shows very well like in the pictures. Chrome bumpers are in great shape.

Under my ownership I have changed/serviced the following with receipts:

• New front brake pads
• New front brake hoses.
• Brake fluid flush
• 4 new tires
• New shocks, front and back
• 4 new Champion spark plugs
• New distributor cap & rotor
• New spark plug wire set
• Refurbished starter
• New hoses for trunk drain
• Oil change
• New Air filter
• New fuel filter
• Transmission/differential fluid change
• New radiator cap
• New thermostat and gaskets
• Flushed cooling system
• Rod out the radiator (Professionally cleaned any corrosion or debris)

Some might ask, is this a “perfect” show winning car or fully restored classic? Of course not… With more improvements in can be! But it is a complete running classic car and a lot of fun to drive.

I have owned it for over 4 years now. Current California tags (registered) and clean title in my name. Never have to smog it since it is pre 1975.

Not interested in trades or selling service. Will remove ad once it is sold.

$6,990.00 (cash only)

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