The Fiat 124 Sport Spider is a monocoque, front-engine, rear drive 2+2 convertible sports car manufactured by Fiat Automobiles for model years 1966-1980. Designed and manufactured by Italian carrozzeria Pininfarina, the 124 Spider debuted at the November 1966 Turin Auto Show. The 124 Spider was sold in Europe and the U.S. from its introduction until the 1975 model year when it was modified to comply with new U.S. regulations and no European version was produced. Sales in Europe resumed when Pininfarina took over production in 1983 under the name Pininfarina Europa Spider.
The body of the car was designed and marketed by Pininfarina with styling by Tom Tjaarda. In 1972, a sports version of the spider debuted. This was required for a type-approval of its rally version, which earned some remarkable success. The four-cylinder engine used in the spider and coupé is a double overhead cam, aluminum crossflow head version of the sedan’s pushrod unit. It started in 1966 with a capacity of 1438 cc progressively increasing to 1608 cc in 1970 and finally 1,995 cc in 1979.
This charming very early 124 Spider rolled off the production line in May 1967, destined for its first and only private Dutch owner from new. Over the years the Fiat has covered under 60,000 kilometers, and still retains many original features such as the interior trim and convertible roof.
Finished in Grigio with a Vino Rosso interior, the Fiat has benefitted from the paint being refinished, in addition to other refurbishment works. If you are seeking a beautiful Fiat 124 Spider Series 1 then look no further.