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.
This wonderfully presented 124 Spider 2000 has only two owners from new and showing a mere 55,000 miles on the odometer. The sumptuous interior is in good condition and the car drives well with the eagerness and responsive steering you would expect from this nimble sports car. The car comes with a recent MoT and history file and is ready to be enjoyed by its new owner.