Monday, June 3, 2019

Italian Style: 1973 Fiat 124 Sport Spider

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 (B) a scammers lure meant to catch a big fish.  Either way, I'm not biting.  But maybe I should? Find this 1973 Fiat 124 Sport Spider offered for $3750 in Santa Cruz, CA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

From the seller:

1973 Fiat 124 Sport Spider 
VIN: 124BS100062349 
condition: excellent 
cylinders: 4 cylinders 
drive: rwd 
fuel: gas 
odometer: 136000 
paint color: blue 
size: compact 
title status: clean 
transmission: manual 
type: convertible 

1973 Fiat. 136,000 mi. Second owner since 1978. Very nice original condition. Top has been replaced. Engine has been overhauled. Well maintained and always garaged. No rust. 

 See a better way to drive Italian?


  1. That hook is set in my mouth.had the very car.........small bumpers! yikes! Original blue plates! Yikes!

  2. Lots of room for bargaining price on this one! Sheepskins are probably covering cracked/split leather, $12.99 PepBoys wheel covers, the dent above the badge in front of the right rear wheel and the spiral cracks in the paint, are all going to bargain with.
    I'd say take a fist full of cash and a second driver (to drive your other car home), make a reasonable offer, own the car and drive/enjoy as is.
    Don't spend a ton of money trying to make it perfect, save that for the next owner.
    Or, find the bits/pieces for cheap and flip it after enjoying it for the summer.
    (Not real sure what months that is now given all the changes in weather patterns).

  3. Oh my gosh, those wheel covers!! Stop! I would pop them off before I even left the driveway.

  4. I’m so old I can remember when you could buy a nice Ferrari for $5000. Had a choice between a 61 300SL roadster and a Maserati 3500 convertible for $2000 of hard earned lawn mowing money. Silly me went for the Maserati.

  5. Oh and:
    rust free
    Italian steel
    40+ years in the salt air of Santa Cruz

    You get 2 out of three


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