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Long time Fiat enthusiast here, got my '18 Abarth about 3 weeks ago and am loving it! Im in the process of restoring a '78 2000 (Auto, Carb, Red on Tan) and I can wait to be able to have the two of them side by side for a photo shoot!
 

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Welcome! I’m pretty new here but already have found lots of useful information.
 

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Welcome to the family! PM me and perhaps we can meet up for a coffee some weekend. There are two other Abarth owners here on the forum from Calgary (well, one's from Cochrane, but that's close enough). We also attend the Cars and Coffee events on Tuesday nights at Cardell in Quarry Park on a fairly regular basis.
 

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Thanks ! I will take you up on a coffee - Im out of town for till wednesday and then heading out again on Saturday but will circle back when Im back - I'll also keep the cardell in quarry park in mind.

Appreciate the welcome!
 

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Long time Fiat enthusiast here, got my '18 Abarth about 3 weeks ago and am loving it! Im in the process of restoring a '78 2000 (Auto, Carb, Red on Tan) and I can wait to be able to have the two of them side by side for a photo shoot!
Where did you purchase yours, locally?
 

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Yep - picked it up at Eastside - the sales pitch was that they were forced to take a spider with an order of a bunch of pickups and being in the NE a convertible "italian" sports car wasnt in big demand.. they seemed very eager to push it out the door...
 

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Yep - picked it up at Eastside - the sales pitch was that they were forced to take a spider with an order of a bunch of pickups and being in the NE a convertible "italian" sports car wasnt in big demand.. they seemed very eager to push it out the door...
Well, so long as you got a decent price on it, that's what counts. I know South Trail has one in stock as well, but, I think Eastside is the only remaining "official" dealership in Calgary selling them. Thankfully Renfrew hasn't sold Fiat product for several years now. One of the slimiest dealerships I've ever had the displeasure to deal with (I purchased my 500 Abarth through them back in 2012).

I was at Cars & Coffee last night. Didn't see you there Rob, but a few other familiar faces were present. Great evening.
 

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I'm here too! Haven't heard of Cars & Coffee.... might have to go check it out!
Tuesday nights in the parking lot in front of Cardell Homes in Quarry Park. Typically starts up around 19:00, and folks begin leaving around 20:30. So long as the weather is nice, you'll find a fair amount of folks around, and some very nice vehicles. My Abarth is the poor country cousin sitting amongst its Italian relatives, but you'll also find some British content (Lotus, Mclaren... and this past week, a classic vintage Jag), as well as the German gang (Porche, Audi). Lots and lots of pretty toys. :)
 

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By the sounds of things outside right now, I don't think I'll be. But the weather next week should be much more promising. :)
 

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Still keen on making it to Cars and Coffee one of these nights... weather looks bad for tomorrow, but is anyone here going?
If its crud weather, there won't be many folks show up. I typically only go a) when it's nice and sunny, and b) when I'm in town. Tomorrow doesn't look good (more rain), but I'm hoping the following week may be better.
 

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Hate to break in on this Calgary bonding thread, but welcome and hope to hear more from you. I’m sure Mr. Pond will guide you in the right direction for mods. Great group here. For the most part we speak spider.

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Long time Fiat enthusiast here, got my '18 Abarth about 3 weeks ago and am loving it! Im in the process of restoring a '78 2000 (Auto, Carb, Red on Tan) and I can wait to be able to have the two of them side by side for a photo shoot!
Getting rid of my Abarth, tons of mods if your interested. Live in Calgary
 
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