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I was reading a review that did say it was great to drive but all were left hand drive models and had to be specially imported into the UK.

It was great to drive, and helped on to a great performance by Fiat’s excellent twin-cam engines. All are left-hand drive and around 85% of them were sold in America, although upwards of 1500 have since been imported to the UK.
I think it looks a nice car, lots of Ferrari styling cues.
 

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I can still vividly remember the night we drove it home. Even the song that was playing on the radio when it refused to shut off at the gas station (the dealer had installed a radio that day and mis-wired the connection on the back of the ignition switch.
 

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When I was about 5 or 6 I rode around in the back seat of my Dad's Spider. I eventually owned some older 124s of my own. They are fantastic cars. Nothing in that price range at the time had all those features. Double A-Arm suspension, Twin Cam engine, 5 Speed full Syncro gear box, 4 wheel disk brakes, intermittent windshield wipers and so on.

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Nice!

I've only seen them on the road and might buy one in 5-7 years. But then there is the possibility to buy my true love, the Jaguar E-Type. Even those can be quite attainable and easy to get. With a sizeable market, even parts are easy enough for someone that can get an E-Type to begin.
 

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I can still vividly remember the night we drove it home. Even the song that was playing on the radio when it refused to shut off at the gas station (the dealer had installed a radio that day and mis-wired the connection on the back of the ignition switch.
Gary, I owned a 1969 red Classic 124 Spider and remember hauling my three kids around in that Spider. Your 2nd picture, "Fiat at Rodeo Drive," clearly shows the space for the jump seats behind the driver and passenger seats. Large enough for kids, but too tight for adults. My question is, what happened to that space with the current 124 Spiders? Was the Classic 124 Spider longer with a longer wheel base that allowed for that space? Often wondered about that. :confused:

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Classic Spiders

Up until recently, I had not spent much time in a Spider as X1/9s were my thing. Last year I bought a project Spider and then last August completed a cross-country road trip in a classic 1984 FIAT Spider for the Lemons Rally. Auto Ricambi sponsored the trip and it was amazing. Over 7,300 miles in less than three weeks in a car that we prepared for this specific Rally. The Spider performed amazing and demonstrated just how reliable and fun these classics can be. 12-14 hour days cruising along America's highways without a care in the world!





The Spider just sold on Bring a Trailer for a respectable amount and will be delivered to its new owner in Florida who plans to retain the Auto Ricambi Rally livery. I would drive this car anywhere today, without hesitation.







This Spider represents what Auto Ricambi does best, supply parts for Spiders, new and classic. We also have a 2017 FIAT 124 Spider Abarth, our second new Spider used for product development.




This was one of the daily videos from the Lemons Rally
 

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Nice!

I've only seen them on the road and might buy one in 5-7 years. But then there is the possibility to buy my true love, the Jaguar E-Type. Even those can be quite attainable and easy to get. With a sizeable market, even parts are easy enough for someone that can get an E-Type to begin.
I agree. I had one at age 25 around 1978, totally rebuilt by a good friend. Just remember it has Lucas electrics, and infamous British hydraulics, so be prepared to work on it. Once my new bride and I drove from Pinehurst, NC where we lived, to Carolina beach for the weekend. We stopped at a local choke and puke joint on I-95 right before dusk to get a quick bite, and continue on. Once done eating, got in the car and hit the headlight switch and no headlights, but the windshield wipers came on!!! To make this story short, we went to a motel across the interstate and spent the night. We then drove down the next morning
 

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Yep///here a pic of us driving around the neighborhood in 1984...Helmets were a joke. That car was nice but slow and problem some.

 
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