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1971 Fiat 850 Spider - Barn Find

1971 Fiat Other

Condition: Used
Make: Fiat
Model: Other
SubModel: SPIDER
Type: Convertible
Year: 1971
Mileage: 89,854
VIN: 100GBS10083351
Color: Yellow
Engine: 4 cylinder
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Rio Vista, California, United States

Description for Fiat Other 1971

This cute little Italian sports car was stored in a garage, under a bunch of stuff, for what the previous owner claimed was 30 years. He exaggerated almost everything. Last California registration was 1995.
This car appears to be rust free. There are a few body issues that I've attempted to show in the photos. Most importantly, the top of the front fenders have been pushed-down or flattened by the items that were stored on the front of the car. Did I mention it's a barn find? I really do believe that the old guy forgot that this was in his garage. Maybe not. The rash on the passenger door is from opening the door on his Caddy. It was a small garage.
The engine does not turn over, though there is a click. The transmission appears to shift, but something is wrong either with the transmission or the rear brake, as the wheels occasionally locked-up while trying to move the car onto the trailer. Speaking of trailers, please bring your own, the trailer it's on now is not included.
These little cars are a blast to drive, and in good condition, they sell for lots of money. This one is a clean candidate for a partial restoration and a new life under the sun.