1981 FIAT SPIDER 2000 2DR CONVERTIBLE
Estimate: $10,000 - $17,000
Chassis Number: ZFAAS00B1B8184781
Decoded: Z=Italy; FA=Fiat
Engine: 1995 cc DOHC inline 4cyl
Bosch Fuel-Injection / 102 bhp
5-Speed Manual Transmission
Hydraulic Front Disc and Rear Drum Brakes
The Model: One of the longest running models in the history of Fiat was the 124 Sport Spider which was produced for 20 model years from 1966 to 1985. With a smart design created and produced by Carrozzeria Pininfarina, this monocoque body was structurally sound which added to its handling and performance. Offered in several formats over its two decade run, as the 124 from 1966 to 1980, the 2000 Spyder from 1979 to 1982 and the Spider Azzura up to its final year, these are fun vehicles to drive. With dependable mechanics coming from the designs by Aurelio Lampredi, who was responsible for several Ferrari engines, plus Bosch fuel-injection, the 2000 series from the early 1980’s are one of the best little entry-level sports cars money can buy.
The Car: Maintained and taken care of from new, this Fiat 2000 Spyder has all the qualities that it was designed with. Treated to a quality repaint several years back in its original Rosso Red, it retains its original black vinyl interior, but has been treated to a number of subtle upgrades. A beautiful ergonomically comfortable steering wheel helps guide one down the road and a new sound system keeps occupants entertained. Under the hood looks to be purestock and a fairly recently installed exhaust system provides a pleasing noise going down the highway. Riding on a set of period correct aftermarket finned alloy wheels, this Spider is an icon of the era. This Fiat 2000 Spyder would be an excellent opportunity to get into the wonderful world of Italian sports cars.