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have any abarths with the black hood and decklid made it to the US? I don't see any available on the inventory search at fiat.com.
 

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Right now it would be like trying to find the Loch Ness monster. You will also fail to find one on Cars.com and Cargurus.com

Unless you get some hard facts as to their US arrival, you might want to consider having it done yourself.
 

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There was a post I saw about using a wrap as opposed to paint. Seems ideal since it lets you change your mind in the future. Plus, wrapping is easy to get done at reasonable cost. Much cheaper that the $2K I've seen quoted.
 

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We wanted to make the Auto Ricambi 124 Spider Lusso look more aggressive so I had a satin vinyl wrap strip installed. It looks great and will require less care than the painted strip. Plus, it is cheaper ($500-$600 vs $2k).


 

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Do you have a picture of it?
 

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Your pictures didn't attach, Brett
 

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A local SoCal vinyl shop called me back today and quoted $500 to do both the engine cover and trunk in the black matte. Not bad. They just finished doing some work on an Abarth which is at the Las Vegas SEMA show this week. From the photo, it looks like they wrapped the entire car in burgundy.
 

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Isn't it really hard to get all the air bubbles out and have a perfectly wrapped surface? Wouldn't do it myself unless there's no alternative.
I've wrapped some motorcycle bits and the product is quite forgiving, really quite easy to work with. The vinyl is semi-porous, so small air pockets can be squeezed out with a fairing tool. Large surfaces will require two people, but the procedure is pretty straight forward. Search Youtube for vinyl wrap installation to see how it's done.
 

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Wrap job was $700'ish for black matte on hood and trunk lid and then red wrap (which i did in matte instead of gloss) for mirrors and front lip. I spray painted the tow hook cover.

The wrapper i used had special cutting tape to make dead even lines down the hood. He also had special tools to get the wrap under the emblems. The real PIA was the satellite radio shark tail....he did that with one piece of wrap (another wrap dude saw it and said, that guy was a baller to do that!) :)

I liked it all white....but holy cow it looks so good with the black...everywhere i go i gotta answer questions! :)

I have a had all sorts of different sports cars(from miata to one of a kind Porsches) over the last 30 years....my 2 favs miata and abarth 500. So the abarth 124 is quite literally the best of both worlds (with the exception of it's lame sounding exhaust....however i have a Goodwin arriving this week to care of that problem!)
 

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Wrap job was $700'ish for black matte on hood and trunk lid and then red wrap (which i did in matte instead of gloss) for mirrors and front lip. I spray painted the tow hook cover.

The wrapper i used had special cutting tape to make dead even lines down the hood. He also had special tools to get the wrap under the emblems. The real PIA was the satellite radio shark tail....he did that with one piece of wrap (another wrap dude saw it and said, that guy was a baller to do that!) :)

I liked it all white....but holy cow it looks so good with the black...everywhere i go i gotta answer questions! :)

I have a had all sorts of different sports cars(from miata to one of a kind Porsches) over the last 30 years....my 2 favs miata and abarth 500. So the abarth 124 is quite literally the best of both worlds (with the exception of it's lame sounding exhaust....however i have a Goodwin arriving this week to care of that problem!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-5qfOg_hZE
Your wrapper guy sounds great. My wrap guy didn't go under the Abarth emblems and did the shark fin in two pieces. Still, it looks pretty good for $600. I was quoted as high as $3,000 from a high end Southern California shop which does Porsches, etc. This will do for the time being, but if I have any problems I'll have it "painted" by my favorite body shop, who is exceptionally affordable.
 

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We wanted to make the Auto Ricambi 124 Spider Lusso look more aggressive so I had a satin vinyl wrap strip installed. It looks great and will require less care than the painted strip. Plus, it is cheaper ($500-$600 vs $2k).



I Love the look of the Satin with the Red Stripe. How was the Red Stripe made? I am thinking of a White Abarth, with the Red Mirrors and lower lip. If I could add the wrap with Red Stripe, I think that would tie it all together perfectly.
 

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You can grab some red pinstripe tape and stick on on your car. Affordable and you can easily rip it off if you don't like the look.
 

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Has anyone considered a red heritage stripe on the black abarth?
 
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