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 lovely example of this pretty little Italian sports car is presented in newly painted red with beige leather interior which has also recently been renewed. The car is powered by a lively 2 litre which is fun on country roads but is also lazy enough on long tours. These cars are iconic to the Italian marque and represent everything that is fun about open top sports car motoring.