Lot 346 - 1976 Fiat 124 Spider
|Odometer reading||74,600 miles|
|Estimate||£5,000 - £7,000|
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 Fiat Spider is a very sound example and drives exceedingly well, the red paintwork appears to be in good condition and the car shows no real sign of corrosion. The 1800cc engine runs well with no adverse noises or rattles and the gearbox performs well. Recently imported into the UK this lefthand drive Fiat is supplied with all the necessary documentation to register the car here in the UK or on the continent.
Previous lotLot 345 - 1983 Ford Granada Ghia iX Estate
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