One of 700 Fiat Pininfarina 124 Sport 2.0 Turbo Original Low Mileage
- Condition: Used
- Make: Fiat
- Model: Other
- SubModel: Spyder Turbo
- Type: Spider
- Trim: Pininfarina Spider Turbo
- Year: 1981
- Mileage: 65,125
- VIN: zfaas00b9b8182423
- Color: Metallic Bright Blue
- Engine size: 2.0 DOHCTurbo
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Power options: Power Windows
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: 5 Speed Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Tan
- Options: Cassette Player, Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1981 Fiat Other Spyder TurboOne of 700 Fiat Pininfarina 124 Sport 2.0 Turbo Original Low MileageOn Sep-01-15 at 16:23:48 PDT, eller added the following information:
The Pninfarina Design House had famouslycollaboratedwith Fiat since it was established by Battista Pininfarina back in the 1930s. As one of the mostsuccessfuldesign houses in history, t was commissioned to create numerous sporty Alfa Romeo,Peugeot,Maserati, nd Lancia, nd is the designer that dresses most of the Ferraris to this day.
Many heartachinglybeautiful cars came to life by Battista's successor Sergio Pininfarina, uthis signature car for more than five decades of genius is this Pininfarina Spider. Commissionedby Fiat in 1966 as the 124 Spider, t was hand built at the design house for anastonishingtwo decades.To show how dear this model was to Sergio Pininfarina, hedecision was made to give it the Pininfarina name, eplacing the 124 Spider. He also chose the Spider to represent the 50thanniversary of the design house that created almost all of the mostoutrageousFerraris, nd later decided to continue producing the carindependently.
The elegant Spider body was conceived on the modest Fiat 124 sedan's shortened frame and simple mechanics, ut during its long life in production, t received a great mechanical layout to fit its Ferrari looks. Most importantly, treceivedone of the best 4 cylinders engine ever produced- thealuminiumDHOCcross-flowthat wasdesigned by ex-Ferrari chief engineer Aurelio Lampredi.
The one presented here, 1981 Turbo, s the most advanced Spider version Fiat offered excluding the race versions.It has the 1,995 cc capacity, hat was produced from 1979 - the biggest capacity on a Spider. It also has theBoschfuelinjection version, hich was verysuccessfullyaddedin mid 1980, nd most importantly, tfeatures the original turbo that FiatUSAcommissioned in 1981 to beproducedfor the local market.Only 700 of the Pininfarina Spider turbo are believed to have been produced, aking it a great lowvolume production collectible.
This Pininfarina Spider Turbo is a low mileage and carefully used example. In the past few years it was stored in my collection. It starts, rives, nd shifts well but I'm sure it will need some attention due to the long lack of use. It has an older paint job that is cracked at some places and has one rust spot on the driver's side lower fender. The rest of the body is amazingly rust free and as you can see- the paint still shines nicely.It was fitted with a new top that is in great shape.It s a very original and rare car. I'm sure you'll have a blast driving it and just owning this very beautiful and rare investment.It is being sold as is but you are welcome to come and have a look at it beforebidding.
Just brought the Spider out of storage for a tuneup and took some more photos as requested by some bidders.
The turbo seals are smoking and needs attention but the engine runs and sounds great and gearbox / clutch shifts very precise.One seat got torn (pictured) but the rest is original intact.No big deal but needs to be mentioned.
As you can see from the photos,apartfrom the one rust spot I wrote about before, he rest of the body /under bodyare amazingly rust free, lean from accidents and original.