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.
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. 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.
This next car reminds me of a time when classic European sports cars were sold for less than $5k on Autotrader print magazines found at your local 7-11 market (Autotrader stopped printing the English language version of their classifieds in 2013)…and unfortunately I’ve got to think that this car is either (A) already gone or […]
The Alfa Romeo…whoa…this isn’t an Alfa…this is a Fiat…right…the Fiat 124 Sport Spider was designed by Dutch-American designer Tom Tjaarda and built by Pininfarina starting in 1966 and ending in 1985. The 124 Spider was upgraded as the years went by for performance, emissions, and safety, but the same basic chassis, suspension, and engine was […]
The subject of this next feature appeared on this website in March of 2014 and reader PeteL chimed in the comments and said he picked it up. We ended the original post (link here) with the statement: “What a beauty. If it really is rust free and just needs the tank drained and carb de-gunked…this […]
The Fiat 124 Sport Spider was penned by Dutch-American designer Tom Tjaarda and built in a remarkable multiple decade production lifespan starting in 1966 and ending in 1985. The 124 Spider was upgraded as the years went by for performance, emissions, and safety, but the same basic chassis, suspension, and engine was retained for the […]
The Fiat 850 Spider is a small rear-engine rear-drive two seater from Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino, built from 1964-1973. An 850 Spider is a great inexpensive option for a low-budget classic, and this example is a low mile original owner survivor currently bidding for cheap! Find this 1972 Fiat 850 Sport Spider Convertible currently bidding […]