"Introduced at the November 1966 Turin Salon, the Fiat 124 Sport Spider boasted a handsome two-door monocoque bodyshell that was not only styled but built by Pininfarina although, Fiat assumed responsibility for final assembly. It shared much of the running gear as the other 124 models, the Sport Coupé and 124 Saloon. The Spider uses a shorter platform with a shorter wheelbase than the Fiat designed and manufactured coupé. The four-cylinder engine used in the 124 Spider and Coupé is a double overhead cam, aluminium crossflow head version of the saloon’s pushrod engine. 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 Weber carburettors midway through 1980. It incorporated thoughtful features such as intermittent wipers and a hood that could be raised in under twenty seconds, the Sport Spider proved a great sales success. A staple part of Fiat's model range until 1982, just under 200,000 are thought to have been made, though, over eighty percent were shipped to North America.
This very good, rust-free, 1977 Fiat 124 Sport Spider is fitted with the 1800cc engine and was supplied new to the USA before being imported to the UK in 2018 by the previous owner who had the car fitted with the European specification bumpers and went through the car mechanically fitting a new clutch, new brake discs and pads and having the magnesium wheels refurbished. The current owner has recently had the car serviced and a new cambelt and tensioner fitted. Finished in the classic Italian colour scheme of red with tan interior and black roof, this 124 Sport Spider is supplied with a V5 registration document, the original owners’ books and original toolkit. This great Italian sports car runs and drives very well and is a great way into classic car ownership."