Detailed Ad: 170 Pics, 5 min Video, Nice Paint

Price: US $6,300.00 Item location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Make: Fiat
  • Model: Spider
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: 2000
  • Year: 1980
  • Mileage: 65,300
  • VIN: 124CS000179145
  • Color: Copper
  • Engine size: 4 Cylinder, Original 2.0L
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1980 Fiat Spider

***Please Note: This Fiat is a 1983. Ebay did not recognize the VIN so I had to mark it as an earlier year vehicle. Intro: For your consideration is this extremely solid 1983 Fiat Spider 2000 that has traveled 65. 00 miles. The exterior is in very nice condition with a glossy copper metallic finish. This is a running and driving example that with a little work could be brought up another level. Please view the 170 photos. 5+ minutes of video footage. and detailed description to get a clear idea of this vehicle’s condition. Video: An 5+ minute long high definition video is provided to better show the condition of this ’83 Fiat. The video footage was taken in April of 2015. To view the video please click play below or copy and paste the link. https://youtu. be/xVPmrS2QQQA Get your own valid XHTML YouTube embed code Images: 170 high resolution images of this ’83 Fiat are hosted via PhotoBucket. The photos were taken in April of 2105. All of the pictures can be seen by either clicking the slide show below. clicking any of the sample images below. or copying and pasting the web address: http://s1074. photobucket. com/user/OldSkoolFool83/slideshow/Fiat Images include exterior condition. close ups. interior. engine bay. underbody. and etc. Please look through all of the images. To view an even higher resolution version of an image on Photo Bucket. click “Download” under “Media Options” on the right hand side of the screen. Exterior: These Fiat Spiders were designed by the legendary design company: Pininfarina. These are very attractive sporty cars. The body of this Fiat is one of its best aspects. The finish is a copper metallic color and it is in very nice condition. I do not have history of when the paintwork was done but it definitely was done professionally and done by someone with a detailed eye. The finish is quite glossy and offers nice reflections. There is an absence of significant flaws throughout like cracking. runs. fish eyes. peeling . tc. There are very few nicks or marks on the paint. The color and quality matches on all of the body panels including the underside of the hood. trunk. and door jambs. This finish is very presentable and should stay that way for quite some time. The body on this Fiat is impressively solid. These Spiders are of course known for rotting out if not kept out of wet weather. This car exhibits signs of being from a dry sunny climate due to how solid it is (and some cracking in the interior). The floors. rockers. bottoms of the doors. trunk. wheel well lips. and etc. are extremely solid and do not show rust repair! Please view all of the images of those areas. The floors and rockers are incredibly straight and solid. One thing that is kind of odd is that over the whole car. there are only two bubbles to be found. located on the passenger rear quarter panel behind the rear wheel. Please view that photo. As stated. there are not other spots like that found elsewhere on the car. Please note. in one of the pictures showing the passenger rear area behind the rear wheel. there is some dirt pictured. that is not bubbles or other issues. Again. the body on this Fiat is impressively solid and in definitely above average condition. The body panels line up as they should with proper gaps. The underbody has the original rust proofing intact and looks as it should. The panels are very straight and not wavy. There does not look to be any evidence of damage or repair done to the body. The convertible top is in nice condition without rips and could use a cleaning. The passenger side pull down lock mechanism for it has difficulty staying snapped so could use adjustment. The clear plastic window in the top is in very nice condition. The top cover is present and is in decent condition with some markings. The glass and trim is overall in very good condition. The wheels are in very nice condition. The bumpers are in very nice condition as well. This is an attractive automobile. Interior: The interior on this Fiat shows some use and wear. The dash has typical cracks on the top of it (now covered by a pad) and on the front of it. The center console plastic also has cracking. The carpet could use a cleaning and the passenger floor mat could be replaced due to stains on it. All of the seats are in very nice condition. including the back ones. The door panels are also very nice. With some clean up. replacement of the dash pad. and replacement of the console plastics. the interior would be very presentable. Otherwise. enjoy it as is as being mostly complete and in driver condition. Mechanical: Please view the video of this Fiat running and driving. The engine starts well and idles smooth. It is the 2. 0L fuel injected 4 cylinder. There is an oil leak which looks to be coming from the valve cover that should be addressed. Other than that. there does not seem to be significant maintenance needed. The engine bay itself could also use some clean up to match the quality of the rest of the car. The exhaust is good. The transmission is an automatic and shifts as it should. The tires are matching Pirellis that have good tread but are older. The brakes stop the car but with more pedal pressure it pulls to the right. so possibly the front calipers could be rebuilt or replaced. The suspension and steering function as it should. This car can be driven as it is now but does have a few maintenance items that should be completed. Conclusion: The Fiat Spider is a great vehicle for the enthusiast looking to spend under $10. 00. Many of these vehicles were produced so parts. aftermarket parts. community support like online forums and Fiat clubs. and other support exists for these vehicles. Part prices are reasonable and comparable to other sub $10. 00 classic vehicles. These cars have a classically styled body that offers top down driving fun. This example is extremely solid and is very presentable as it sits. This car is a great candidate for the hobbyist that wants something to drive and tinker with. Asking price is set at $6. 00 or best offer. Serious buyers are welcome to contact me with any questions or set up a viewing. Preferred calls are between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM central time. Clean title. 262-391-1069 This vehicle is located in Chicago. IL 60613. Motor-Vated. com (MotorVated LLC) is assisting the owner in the listing of this vehicle and owns the copyright of this description. images. and video. The owner is a collector that is downsizing his collection. We have a 1959 Austin Healey Bugeye and 1973 Jensen Healey listed for him on Ebay right now. He is also selling a 1968 Land Rover that I have pictures of. This is a serious auction so please treat it as such. This is a true Ebay ad. The car will be sold through Ebay. and only Ebay. with proper procedures and reduced risk for both buyer and seller. If you put in an offer. I may ask to speak with you via phone to confirm it is a serious offer. Putting in an offer or accepting an offer is committing to a contract to purchase this vehicle and the following terms. Buyers with "0" feedback will not be allowed to bid prior to speaking with me via phone. I have attempted to describe this vehicle very fairly but it is the buyer’s responsibility to determine their opinion of the vehicle’s condition prior to submitting an offer. It is recommended possible buyers inspect the vehicle in person prior to bidding but extensive details and pictures have been provided as I understand in person inspection is not always possible. If a professional pre-purchase inspection is wanted. it must be completed prior to committing to buying through putting in an offer. Winning bidder must deposit a non-refundable $1000 down payment within 48 hours of auction close via Paypal. Remaining funds must be received no later than two weeks from auction end. Negative feedback will be given to non-paying buyers and a case via Ebay will be opened. Vehicle must be picked up from Chicago. IL no later than two weeks from auction end. $15 per day fee for extended storage. Vehicle will not leave nor title signed off until all funds have been received/verified. Wire transfer. bank check. or cashier’s check accepted. Once auction is over. the vehicle will be kept in appropriate general care by the owner. Buyer is responsible for insurance once auction has ended. No warranty is expressed or implied. Vehicle is sold as is. Transportation of the vehicle is the buyer's responsibility. If special circumstances are needed for anything. including time. please contact us. Thank you for reading through and surviving this lengthy ad!