GR Auto Gallery is pleased to introduce this sporty 1979 Fiat Spider 2000 for consideration. Originally known as the 124, The Fiat Spider was designed by famed Italian coachbuilder, Pininfarina, whose name plate appears on the worlds most sought after cars. The 124 Spider was introduced in 1966 and was available for the European and US market. The cars were small and very capable sports cars that were fun to drive. The interiors were roomy and well appointed compared to other cars in its class, and the Pininfarina body design would prove timeless. In 1979, the cars engine displace increased from 1.8 to 2.0 liters re-branded as the spider 2000.
The 1979 Fiat Sider 2000 offered here is a highly original example, is said to have had 3 owners showing just 48074 miles on the odometer. The car is finished in its original factory color, Fiat Safari Ivory, over all original tan interior. The car is powered by its spunky 2.0 liter DOHC engine, 5 speed transmission and rear wheel drive. Highlights include: Bucket seats, console, power brakes, luggage rack, newer convertible top, original glass, sport wheels, classic 3 spoke steering wheel etc. Cosmetically, this Fiat overall is in great condition with what appears to very one repaint in its original color completed quite some time ago. The original interior remains excellent overall featuring a near flawless original dash with excellent veneer fascia, excellent seating surfaces with showing some slight, less than normal wear and very good original carpeting. The underside is completely original and very clean solid and honest, the engine and engine area remain very tidy boasting original paint in the engine area and the rear luggage compartment excellent featuring jack and spare.
Mechanically, the car runs and drives great, pulls strong in every gear, shifts smooth, goes where you point it, demonstrates a tight suspension and stops straight.
The Fiat Spider 2000 are being recognized as a real value when it comes to vintage sports cars, and these cars are poised to keep rising in value. A clean, honest and mechanically fit example as the one offered here has much to offer its new driver.