Lot 311 - 1975 12916 124 Spider
|Odometer reading||90,628 km|
|Estimate||£3,500 - £5,500|
|Result||Sold - £7,840|
The 124 Sport Spider was marketed by Fiat between 1966 and 1980 having debuted at the November 1966 Turin Motor Show. Designed and manufactured by Italian carrozzeria Pininfarina, specifically Sergio Pininfarina, who used the already available designs of the Chevrolet Corvette 'Rondine' and Ferrari 275GTS. The four-cylinder engine used in the spider and coupé was a double overhead cam, aluminium crossflow head version of the saloons pushrod unit. It started in 1966 with a capacity of 1438cc progressively increasing to 1608cc in 1970, 1756cc in 1974 and finally 1995cc in 1979 and was designed by Dan Vano. The double overhead cam version was the first mass manufactured DOHC to utilise reinforced rubber timing belts, an innovation that would come into nearly universal use in the decades after its introduction. Uprated versions powered race cars such as the Fiat 131 Mirafiori, Special T, Lancia Beta Montecarlo, Delta Integrale and many others.
This atractive example is presented in deep blue with black leather trim and has been subject to a full re-spray and sympathetic body work in its recent history leaving this highly usable little sports car in great shape for the open road. Along with the body work, an engine re-build and new triple radiator has been fitted to increase the usability of this Spider and it is offered with eight months left to run on the MoT test certificate. The vendor describes this as a reliable and fun Italian gem which turns plenty of heads on the road or parked up at his local pub, ideal for sunny weekends.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.