1970 FIAT 850 RACER RARE ORIGINAL 1 OF 2890 RUNS GOOD PROJECT RESTORATION ABARTH

Price: US $850.00 Item location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Fiat
  • Model: 850 RACER
  • Year: 1970
  • Mileage: 54,516
  • VIN: 100GBR10068047
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1970 Fiat 850 RACER

CAR IS LOCATED IN CHARLOTTE, NC. CLEAN AND CLEAR TITLE IN MY NAME.
You are bidding on one very rare RUNNING 1970 Fiat 850 racer with original paint. RESTORATION PROJECT. There were only 2890 imported to the US. VERY few remain. This one, while in not the best condition, does have all it's "Racer specific" stuff except side emblems for hardtop and package tray vinyl panel. The Door panels, Console, Special vinyl for seats and interior trim are all there...but of course will need new cards for the vinyl panels. Seats are in decent shape. The engine is a 100GS3.040 817cc engine from a 1968 Spider/Coupe, but does have the 903 oil pan. I have a correct, mostly complete 100GBS.040 engine for a fee if the new owner is interested.
SEE PHOTOS/VIDEO AT BOTTOM OF THIS LISTING. CLICK THE VIEW ALL BUTTON TO BE DIRECTED TO BIGGER AND BETTER QUALITY PHOTOS/VIDEO OF ENGINE RUNNING. The pictures at the bottom do not show up on a mobile device but the view all button is there.
The carburetor has been rebuilt. The engine runs well. It does not like to idle well though. The car does drive but only for moving it around the driveway and such. Yes, I had it out on the street, but it needs brakes of course. I used an auxiliary gas tank to supply fuel.(This is not included in sale, nor is a battery). This is a restoration project, needing alot of rust repair in the floor sections and bottom portions of the body, so consider this before bidding.
Pictures show condition. Please refer to them before asking about the condition. OK, here are the details:
ENGINE: Runs well (see video). No oil leaks for the time I have had it running. Has aftermarket straightpipe header (very cool). The engine is not original to the car but I do have a complete period correct running 903cc engine for an additional fee if buyer is interested. The engine is an 817cc from 1968, but does have the later style aluminum oil pan. I have had it running but have not run it very long, or put in any antifreeze...just wanted to verify that it does run and verify that the transmission works in all gears and the car actually drives...which it does.
TRANSMISSION: Working in all gears, clutch feels good.
INTERIOR: All racer specific trim is there, console does have a small area in front of ebrake handle that is missing(see photos). The vinyl is in decent condition, but the backing cards will need to be replaced. Most of the dash instruments are of the early type except temperature.
CHASSIS: All there, seems to ride ok, but of course will need brakes, etc...Tires are old, but do hold air.
BODY: It has some rust, but all original panels with original paint and no body filler. Floors have considerable rust. Inside of front bonnet has rust as well as battery tray, but no evidence of any wrecks, etc...Missing bumpers and marker lighting (no I do not have them). I can supply correct bumpers if desired for an extra fee if desired. ALL GLASS IS GOOD!!! Hardtop has some rust through towards the front on the top and some rust at the edges where it meets the body. Hood opens and closes fine and is not rusted at hinges....but is rusted/tweaked at the front outer skin(see photos). I HAVE ALL THE HEADLINER BOWS FOR THE HARDTOP. I took down the headliner as it was falling down in places.
ELECTRICAL: I have not really investigated much, but all ignition and starting systems are good. Tachometer works.
WHAT WOULD I DO: Well, this is a very rare car and deserves to be restored...but by someone with the means.....not for the weak. It's a chance to own a very rare piece of Italian history...in which NO ONE ELSE will have...unless you see one at a big Fiat car show maybe.
I have tried to make a very extensive listing. I am a 100% positive feedback user for over 15 years. I expect the same level of professionalism from any interested buyers. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have.
Buyer is responsible for all shipping costs and arrangements. I can deliver within a couple of hundred, NOT THOUSANDS, of miles for a fee.
OK, here is all the stuff I have to state for the brilliance of the world:
IF YOU HAVE LESS THAN 100 FEEDBACK, YOU MUST CONTACT ME BEFORE BIDDING, IF NOT, YOUR BID WILL BE CANCELED, NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!
PAYMENT IS DUE WITHIN 7 DAYS OF AUCTION END. CAR MUST BE PICKED UP WITHIN 14 DAYS OF AUCTION END. A STORAGE FEE OF $25/ PER DAY WILL BE APPLIED THEREAFTER.
Thanks and good luck.