Posts Tagged ‘850’

For Real? – 1970 Fiat 850 Spider

April 5, 2016

Basic sports cars are truly about the most bang for the buck – Midgets, Sprites, 700s, Spitfires and 850s all share enthusiastic (if not powerful) engines, sharp and often Italian styling, commonly have a removable top, and will do quite a bit of what the big-boy Bs, TR6s, Spiders and more will do on a fraction of the fuel. With attrition over the last 40 years, it’s not so common to find a running example for a low price of entry, which means you should take a look at this 1970 Fiat 850 Spider for sale for $900 in Sebastopol, CA.

1970 Fiat 850 Spider 3 left front



Primary Colors – 1968 Fiat 850 Spider and 1970 850 Spider Pair

February 16, 2016

For a fairly rare and rust-prone car, there are quite a few Fiat 850 spiders in decent shape available on the American west coast right now. The idea of a lightweight, tiny little open top car is appealing, and if you want one that begs you to go faster, you’ll want to pick the Fiat 850 over some of the British competition. One could also argue they’re a cost-effective alternative to the Honda S600/S800, though their soundtrack won’t be quite as exciting. For our first four-wheeled alternative to a Vespa (well, outside of a Vespacar), let’s check out this 1968 Fiat 850 Spider for sale for $2500 in Eau Claire, WI.

1968 Fiat 850 Spider left front


Projects and Parts – Fiat 124 Spider, X1/9, 500 and 850 Spider

October 16, 2015

It’s time for a survey of some interesting Fiats available for sale. The first is this 1976 Fiat Spider for sale for $1850 in Long Beach, CA. There’s nothing fun like a classic car with a wacky paint job, and this is a great example. Was the painter going for patriotic Italian-American? Beach umbrella style? Curiously, there are auxiliary lights on the rear fenders, and the top frame needs adjustment or repair. It’s said to run and drive well, but not much more is provided in the way of details. Stripes mean nobody will run into you when you’re waiting for a tow.

1976 Fiat Spider right front