Friday, 22 October 2010

A Spider for the sqeamish ! - Fiat 124 Spider

Way back in the Dark Ages I learned to drive in a Fiat 124 Special T, the car I'd rather have been driving is the shorter wheelbase 124 Spider.

With body work designed by Pininfarina the Spider was introduced in 1966 and production continued until 1985.

This particular model was sold as the 2000 Spider between 1979 and 1982 before production moved from Fiat to Pininfarina for three final years.

Thanks to everyone who has joined me this week, wishing you all a fabulous weekend, don't Forget to come back now !


  1. You just find these gems on the street as you are walking on by? I need to get to Europe!
    Another fun post, Art! I admittedly have yet to learn to drive a standard. I'm ashamed and will learn one day...

  2. I am not sure if I find them or they find me Chief :-) Stick shift is fun ask Ryan :-)

  3. No doubt they are "fun"...and I need not ask anyone as I know! I just haven't given myself ample time nor opportunity to learn! One day...

  4. As some one once said there is no time like now get Racer to toss you the keys to the Daimler :-)

  5. The fragile SP tranny will not be a good place to learn to drive stick. Perhaps after I switch to the toyota supra 5speed... when money grows on trees.

  6. I am sure Chief has a delicate touch Racer does the SP have an all syncromesh box ?