The Fiat 124 Sport Spider was sold in the United States between 1968 and 1985. In all, over 170,000 units were sold in the U.S. of the nearly 200,000 units sold worldwide.This car is finished in silver over blue vinyl upholstery, and it is powered by a 102 hp 2.0-liter inline-four paired with a three-speed automatic transmission. Additional equipment includes 15″ eight-spoke wheels, four-wheel disc brakes, a replacement black soft top, a wood-rimmed NRG steering wheel, an AM/FM stereo, and a cabin heater. Additional features include a driver-side mirror, a “2000” badge, and chrome bumpers and trims.
The car feels nimble and is able to accelerate out of corners with its 15″ eight-spoke wheels wearing Yokohama Advan Fleva tires. The car is factory equipped with an independent front suspension including a sway bar and coil springs as well as worm-and-roller gear steering. Stopping power is handled by discs at all four corners.
The cabin features front bucket seats and a contoured rear bench upholstered in blue vinyl, while the interior appointments include a wood grain dashboard, an AM/FM stereo, and a cabin heater. The carpets were replaced while the door handles and additional interior trim pieces have been painted black.
Competizone Sport Tuning Monza FIAT 500 Custom Wheels - 15 x 6.5
NRG Light Wood Steering Wheel
Vinyl Top Replaced in 2020
Advan Fleva BW 205/55R15 tires installed in 2020
History & Maintenance
Title and registration was issued on 8/14/1987 with 10,000 miles, then on 8/29/2001 the vehicle was reported as purchased. On 9/27/2001 a new owner was reported and the car had 15,800 miles. Carfax indicates this is a three owner car with most of the service records dating back to 2013. Prior to 2013, not much is known about this vehicle.
On 12/1/11 the vehicle was inspected, an oil and filter change was done. The transmission was serviced, a fluid change and filter change was performed. The differential was serviced, cleaned, drained and filled with fresh synthetic gear oil. The radiator was serviced and inspected, the water “tee” and water T gasket were replaced.
On 11/2014 the relay fuel injector system, fuel pump, spark plugs, distributor cap and fuel filter were replaced. Brake fluid was flushed and front and rear brakes were serviced. The transmission pan gasket and filter were replaced and refilled with new fluid. The valve cover gaskets were also replaced. Vehicle was given a color sand, buff, polish and wax. The tech also cleaned the entire trunk compartment while servicing fuel tank. All rust and corrosion were removed and after the surfaces were cleaned the trunk was repainted with trunk liner paint.
On 9/2017, the car had a larger service performed. The vehicle was inspected and the valve cover gasket and spark plugs were changed. Serpentine belt, and drive belts were replaced. The throttle body cleaned and serviced. An oil and filter service was performed and the air filter was replaced. The cooling system was also repaired with a coolant flush and BG Cooling System Sealer as well as conditioner to prevent rust and corrosion. The upper and lower radiator hoses were replaced. The transmission was serviced and the trans mount, filter and gasket were replaced. A brake inspection and service were performed, with pads and rotors being replaced on the front and rear. All moving parts were cleaned and lubricated as well. The system was then flushed. The front suspension was checked and serviced and the upper control arm bushings and lower control arm bushings were replaced. The ebrake was rebuilt. Tie rods, steering tie rods and outer tie rods were replaced. An inspection of ball joints, control arms, and bushings was performed. The vehicle was aligned after the service was completed.
• 8/31/2020 an Interstate MTP 48/H6 battery was installed.
• 9/21/2020 Yokohama Advan Fleva tires were installed on aftermarket wheels.
• 11/25/2020 a new convertible top was installed.
• 12/3/2020 Blower motor was serviced and replaced with a new blower box and motor fan. The clock was fixed and rewired.
1981 Fiat 124 Spider 2000
Transmission: 5 Speed Automatic
Engine: 2.0-Liter DOHC Inline-Four
Exterior Color: Silver
Interior Color: Blue Upholstery
Location: Minneapolis, MN
The 1981 Fiat 124 Spider 2000 is part of the lineage of Fiat's iconic 124 Spider model, which has a rich history dating back to its introduction in 1966.
The Fiat 124 Spider made its debut in 1966 as a stylish two-seater convertible designed by Pininfarina. It quickly gained popularity for its sleek design and sporty performance. The 2000 in the name indicates the engine displacement.
Fiat entered the 124 Spider in the World Rally Championship (WRC) during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The car achieved notable success, winning the European Rally Championship in 1972. The Fiat 124 Abarth Rally variant, specifically designed for rallying, became iconic in motorsports.
The production of the Fiat 124 Spider continued until 1985. After that, Fiat took a hiatus from producing roadsters until the introduction of the Fiat 124 Spider in 2016, which shares its name with the classic model but is a modern reinterpretation.
Interior is in excellent condition with no tears or stains. All switches and controls work as they should. There is no radio or air conditioning
Exterior is in phenomenal condition, the vehicle has been professionally ceramic coated and the paint surface is flawless. There are no scratches, dents, cracks or rust on the vehicle.
The vehicle operates as it should and does so nicely. Power comes on strong and the steering is tight. A few rattles here and there, but that is to be expected of a car like this.
This car is gorgeous in person and easily the coolest example I’ve come across. The mods are tastefully done and nothing over the top every mod has a purpose on this car. I couldn’t see any blemishes worth noting. Handling is tight and responsive. The brakes are quite touchy and grip hard. The turbo lag is noticeable, but once the power comes on you better be ready. Simply flip the small toggle switch next to the shift knob to engage ALS and enjoy the pops and bangs of driving a straight-up rally car (I wouldn’t recommend this in a densely populated area or in your neighborhood). Turbo lag is almost non-existent when engaged. This car draws a ton of attention as well as thumbs-ups. A really cool and unique car with a blend of rally history and performance. It is recommended to let the car idle to warm up then alow the drive train a good 10 minutes to circulate fluids before putting the car through its paces.