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1977 Fiat 124 Spider
This 1977 Fiat 124 Spider is a quintessential Italian sports car which has been repainted and retrimmed to its current condition. It is powered by a naturally aspirated 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine which sends power to the rear wheels. This example is fitted with a five-speed manual transmission. It currently shows 74,260 miles on the odometer.
The Fiat 124 Spider was an Italian sports convertible produced over a 20-year period from the mid-1960s until 1985. Its body was styled and manufactured by famed design house Pininfarina and the car was assembled in Fiat’s Turin facility, FIAT S.p.A in 1977. As part of the 124 family, the Spider shared running gear with both the 124 Coupe and 124 Sedan. It became incredibly popular in the US market with approximately 75 per cent of all production finding its way to America. The car was revered for its nimble handling and sporty feeling, and its iconic Pininfarina design is still well regarded today. The 124 Spider nameplate was revived in 2016 by Fiat/Abarth with a new iteration which harked back to the original’s lightweight nature and sporty characteristics.
This example was originally delivered as a Dark Brown colour code 797 car but has been repainted to a black specification and is upholstered with caramel-coloured leather inside. New black carpet also takes place of the original. the soft top convertible roof is of a black automotive fabric material and stows to the rear. Only subtle modifications are added to this car such as LED lighting in the instrument cluster and a period-correct Becker radio unit which adds Bluetooth functionality. The car rides on a set of 13-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin tyres.
Delivered new to America in 1977, this 124 Spider relocated to Australia in the late 1980s and was professionally converted to right-hand drive. The seller is the third owner of the vehicle since it moved to Australia and has spent considerable time and effort bringing the car to its current tidy condition. Recent works include an overhaul of the four-disc brakes with new brake pads, new front brake hoses fitted along with new brake booster seals. The original air filter and intake are intact. The twin-cam engine retains its Webber carburettor. It has just had a recent service.
Exterior paintwork is in average-to-fair condition throughout. There is minimal fade to the black but there is fair scratching to panels such as the bonnet and boot lid, plus cracking. The owner notes there are no signs of rust evident on the car and the roof is in good, functional condition. A light patina is present on the bright work and badging. The four wheels shows some signs of wear and tear, but no obvious curb marks are seen. Tyres appear in near-new condition with good tread.
Interior-wise this car has been well-preserved. The tan/caramel leather shows in good condition overall and subtle signs of ageing add to the car’s vintage character. Woodgrain dash panels and door cards appear in fine order, while the wooden steering displays near-immaculately. Veglia instrumentation functions perfectly and looks in good condition.
Supplied with this vehicle is two sets of keys and a suite of paperwork.
To the best of the sellers knowledge, this listing is accurate and not misleading in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently unregistered and there are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number.
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