1961 Fiat Spider 1200 Pininfarina----"Vetture Speaciali" ---Rare Car
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THIS ONE JUST SOLD FOR $25,000 AT AUCTION
Presented for sale is this beautiful 1961 Fiat 1200 "Vetture Speciali" Spider. The car was driven very little since new, but remained with the original owner.
The cabriolet version of the 1200 or "spider" was restyled in 1959 and given a new body designed by the renowned designer Battitsta Pininfarina. The 1200 Spider was built by Fiat's Vetture Speciali (meaning: special cars) unit, and has amazing similarities to Ferrari's 250 GT PF Cabriolet of the same era (minus 8 of the 12 cylinders of course). Available at a fraction of the cost, the popularity of the 1200 Spider skyrocketed with sports car enthusiasts. A new 1200 Spider sold for $2,595 and proved to be a rather prudent choice, especially in the American sports-car market. In 1960, the Spider was given a boost of power, with the 1221cc engine reaching a peppy 63 horsepower. Production of the Spider continued with few changes through March of 1963.
Now presented in a striking color combination of blue paint and black interior (available factory options at the time), our special little Italian dish is certainly a head turner. As you can tell from the pictures, a painstaking effort was given to ensure that this wonderful 41,544 mile original sports car was preserved and presented as if it just left the factory in Italy. As great as this Spider appears in person or in pictures, she performs even better. The engine presents in as new condition after being rebuilt, resealed and repainted in factory colors with everything correct down to the stickers and oil filter cannister. . All chrome and stainless presents well and all interior components: gauges, rubber, switches, handles and panels have all been reconditioned. To give an idea of how well preserved this Spider really is, the canvas soft top was replaced on the car in January of 1972 and is still in amazing condition! Seize the opportunity to purchase what is arguably the best original example of this model of Fiat in the world! Certain to increase in value in a fast appreciating European sports-car market, this special Fiat Spider represents a sound financial investment while providing classic Pininfarina styling and Italian panache and performance.
The exciting survivor presented here was bought new in 1961, the Fiat's caretaker for the past 52 years was just not able to give his pride and joy the attention it deserves anymore and thus reluctantly decided to let it go. According to its owner , the 41,544 miles shown on the odometer constitute the car's actual mileage.
condition of car :
---- body has no rust or dents-----just a small scratch on lower of one of the doors
---- chrome and trim in very nice condition
---- seats have no rips and present well
---- 4cyl / 1221cc / 63hp / 2bbl engine is original with low miles
---- tires are in good shape
---- extra transmission / clutch / and rear differential will come with car
Nada values this car at :
Excellent----------- $19,900.00 THIS 1961 FIAT SPIDER PININFARINA FALLS CLOSE TO HERE
don't let this extremely clean 1961 Fiat Spider 1200 Pininfarina----"Vetture Speaciali" get away-----Get out there and drive