The Fiat 124 Sport Spider was designed by Pininfarina and styled in-house by Tom Tjaarda. The 124 Spider, 124 Sport Coupé and 124 Sedan share much of their running gear. The Spider uses a shorter platform along with a shorter wheelbase, and in contrast to the Pininfarina styled and manufactured spider, Fiat designed and manufactured the coupé in-house.
The four-cylinder engine used in the Spider and Coupé is a double overhead cam, aluminium crossflow head version of the sedan’s pushrod unit. It started in 1966 with a capacity of 1,438cc progressively increasing to 1,608cc in 1970, 1,756cc in 1974 and finally 1,995cc in 1979. The Fiat twin cam engine was designed by ex-Ferrari engineer Aurelio Lampredi and Bosch fuel injection replaced the previously used Weber carburettors midway through 1980.
Originally delivered to the U.S. in 1975 this beautiful Spider was converted to right hand drive in the late 1990’s. The car benefits from a rare original factory hard top and has a new mohair hood, new tyres and a MOT until November.