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1977 Fiat 124 Spider (1800) NO RESERVE AUCTION - LAST HIGHEST BID WINS!

1977 Fiat 124 Spider NO RESERVE AUCTION - LAST HIGHTEST BIDDER WINS CAR!

Condition: Used
Make: Fiat
Model: 124 Spider
SubModel: Sport Spider
Type: 2-door Sport Coupe
Trim: NO RESERVE AUCTION - LAST HIGHTEST BIDDER WINS CAR!
Year: 1977
Mileage: 32,000
VIN: 124CS10115168
Color: Red
Engine: 1756cc
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Albany, Oregon, United States
Extras
CD Player, Convertible
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Description for Fiat 124 Spider 1977

Thank you for looking at my vehicle's listing. You will need a Paypal Account to bid. If you don't have one, please call with your offer (please note any offers below the current auction bid price will not be considered, however, any offers above the current auction bid price will be considered - just so we don't waste our time). This car is also listed locally and I reserve the right to end this auction early if a credible offer is received and accepted by me. With that said, if it seems like I might end the auction early, I will notify any and all current bidders in advance of accepting an offer so they may have an opportunity to send me their final offers through auction bid or buy it now options on eBay (if the auction bid is the same as the buy it now price, the auction is over).
For those of you competing for cars out there, here's where things are at right now - thus far, I've only heard three offers this week (locally), one was good, but the potential buyer's funds were not; one offer wasn't fantastic, and even though I can see how some money will need to be spent on the paint job, I still need a bit more than this person's offer in order to recoup at least some of my losses on the mechanical costs I've invested in this car ... and well, one (offer???) was just so low-ball that it was basically an insult to 124 Spider Lovers everywhere and I won't consider letting it go for less than scrap metal prices (so please don't do this with your offer) - so now I'm listing it on eBay to try and recoup at least half of my investment in this car since I can no longer finish the project due to unforeseen circumstances. The Buy It Now Price is basically half of my parts costs less the average price of what it might cost a potential buyer to ship this car "potentially" all the way across the country if the buyer needs to use a car transport service (As for shipping: 1) The shipping arrangements and pick-up fees are the sole responsibility of the buyer; 2) Yes, this car will start when it is moved and it doesn't need the extra charge applied by the car shipper for not running - for those of you who know about shipping cars).
If you have any questions about the vehicle, call 917-720-6394 to leave a message with your inquiries, as well as the best contact information and time to reach you and I will return your call as soon possible or send me a message through eBay.
This car is being Sold As-Is in an Auction with No Reserve and with an accompanying option to Buy It Now. If you win the vehicle, please send a $500 DEPOSIT to my Paypal Account WITHIN 24 HOURS of the auction ending time. REMAINING BALANCE to be paid WITHIN SEVEN (7) DAYS of Auction Ending Time by Cash, Wire Transfer, Cashiers Check, P2P Banking Instant Payments sent via email (usually offered through most major banks such as Chase, BofA, WellsFargo, etc.); I also accept BTC, ETH, or LTC.
Please contact me once the deposit has been made so we can work out the paperwork and the buyer's vehicle pick-up details. The buyer is responsible for vehicle pick-up and or shipping at their own expense (pick-up or delivery fees are not included in the final auction price) and the buyer should be prepared toTAKE POSSESSION OF THE VEHICLE PRIORTO THE SEVENTH (7TH) DAY AFTER THE AUCTION CLOSES.
This car is beingSOLD AS-IS, with no refunds, guarantees and or warranties either expressed and or implied - which means the buyer is responsible for any and all repairs and that it is the buyer's responsibility to inspect the car before bidding. Once you buy it - it's yours. When you view the pictures of the vehicle, make sure you look at them on a large screen to ensure that you can see all the attributes of the car. If you are nearby and would like to look at the car in person or if you have any questions, please contact me directly prior to bidding.
Offered for auction today is a 1977 Fiat Spider 124 (1800) Convertible. This 1977 is known as the "Sport Spider" with an Original Weber 32 ADFA Carburetor (rare find) and a rebuilt 1756cc engine.I bought this vehicle in 1993 with 23,045 miles on the odometer and in the current pictures, it has 31,986 (though I still take it for short drives, 1-2 mile drives, each week to keep things moving and it just rolled over 32,000 this past weekend). The odometer is believed to be accurate, as the previous owner was said to be the original owner of the car. This car has a clean title. Also included is a Like-New Color Copy/Glovebox Book of the 1977 Fiat "Sport Spider" 124 (1800) Original Owner's Manual offered through The Fiat of North America Motor Company.
This vehicle has received approximately $7900 worth of new parts and upgrades, including from this year (2017):
  • An ignition conversion from the old unreliable points ignition system to a reliable New Pertronix Ignitor II Electronic Ignition System with the corresponding Flame Thrower II upgraded ignition coil togo with new spark plugs and new spark plug wires.
  • The Weber 32 ADFA carburetor was also rebuilt and it received a full tune-up earlier this spring (2017). The car starts easily and runs ok once it is warmed up, though as with all Fiats, regular tune-ups are recommended when the weather changes.
  • Approximately 30 feet of old engine hoses were also replaced withNew Steel Braided High-performance Engine Hoses earlier this year at the same time.
  • Cloth Canvas Top Waterproofing Treatment.
  • New Taillight Seals and upgraded rewiring.
  • New Turn Signal, Taillights, and Parking Light Bulbs
  • All new fuses and refurbishing of the fuse box
  • New Fuel and Air Filters, new fuel lines.
  • New wiring on the coolant system.
  • NOTES: It will need a new battery at some point, however, the current battery is still charging and working at the moment (but expires next year).
OTHER HIGHLIGHTED IMPROVEMENTS INCLUDE:
  • Full engine rebuild (completed at approximately 25,000 miles on the car)
  • Alpine Car Alarm System
  • Kenwood CD Player (with anti-theft removable faceplate)
  • 6-speaker stereo system with tweets, mid-range, and sub-woofer speakers
  • 1000 watt stereo amplifier
  • 14" Custom-drilled Boyd's Chrome Alloy Wheels
  • Anti-Theft Wheel Locks and Key
  • Chrome-Tipped Exhaust Pipe
  • New "Fiat" Emblems
  • New Gear Shift Knob and Leather Boot
  • Upgraded Fuel Filter Pump and Anti-Theft Features Installed
THIS IS A MORE EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF MOST OF THE OVERALL MECHANICAL HISTORY OF THE CAR SINCE I BOUGHT IT (receipts and records available) this is "in addition" to the improvements listed above from this current year (2017):
  • New Plugs, Points/Condenser, Rotor, Cap, Fuel Filter, Air Filter, Tune-Up,
  • Fix the speedometer,
  • New Belts and Hoses
  • Repaired and Replaced Valve Covers and Gaskets,
  • Replaced Oil Cap Gasket,
  • Replaced Distributor Shaft Seal,
  • Replaced Distributor to Cam Tower Gasket, Set Timing and Dwell,
  • Repaired and Replaced Exhaust Manifold and Gasket,
  • Removed Manifold to be Machined,
  • Drilled and Removed 1 Broken Stud, Replaced 5 other studs,
  • Carburetor and Gasket Repair and Replaced, Replaced Base Gasket, Carb was loose on intake manifold, Throttle return Spring was missing on carb and no longer available, (a fix was created)
  • Repaired Fuel Leak at Fuel Filter,
  • Repaired Coolant leaks at hose water pump to thermostat,
  • Repaired leak at Heater core pipe, mill manifold
  • New Kenwood AM/FM/CD/6 Speaker JBL Stereo System Purchased and Installed
  • Alpine Alarm System Purchased and Installed.
  • New Halogen Headlights (Front Left and Right) and new wiring.
  • New Convertible Top (Tan Canvas - CS1 Tan Top),
  • New Door Windshields,
  • New Emblems,
  • New Shift Boot
  • New Interior Carpet and 4 Carpet Floor Mats Installed
  • 4 Custom Drilled for Fiat Spider 124 Hole Pattern - 14" Boyds Hammer Wheels (4), 4 new tire Stems, 4 TBC Grand Am tires, 4 Wheel Cap Locks with Wheel Lock Key (Warranty through Les Schwab)
  • Front End All Rebushed and aligned by Les Schwab
  • New clutch and clutch cable
  • (2) New Bearings/(2) New Seals
  • Rebuilt Engine (by Napa Auto Parts and Machine Shop) Included: Bore Cyl, In Cam Br, Install Shaft/Bushings, Polish Crank, Assemble Rods and Pistons, Valve GRN, Surface Heads, Helicoils, New Plugs
  • Installed Chrome Sport Exhaust Tip
  • Replaced Points and Condensers, Set Timing and dwell,
  • Replaced all Vac and Fuel Lines,
  • Repaired Plugged ACC jet in Carburetor,
  • Replaced Both Oil Senders, Hooked up
  • Carburetor Gasket, 1 New Spring
  • New Filter
  • Replaced Valve Covers and Gaskets,
  • Replaced Fuel Filter,
  • Repaired Top Hatch
  • New 60-Month Battery
  • New Tires
  • New Air Filter and Tune-Up
  • New Fuel Line and New Fuel Filters
SPARE PARTS AND EXTRAS INCLUDED IN THIS SALE: There are a handful of not yet installed or replacement parts that come with this car. These include Approximately 6-7 feet of steel braided high-performance unused engine hoses, chrome decorative plate for the interior driver's door, the rearview mirror, wing-window latch, four (4) 13" Original Wheels with tires (the car also has a 13" spare tire in the trunk with a jack), spare spark plug wire, spare spark plugs, extra ignition coil, the original points ignition system (with condensers) that was removed and replaced on the car, spare carburetor gaskets and other spare Weber 32 ADFA parts for maintenance, and I can also email you digital copies of at least four other Fiat Mechanic's Shop Manuals for working on the car (including detailed pictures and diagrams) that are the original works of the Fiat of North America Motor Company so you can work on the car and know what you're doing (many other manuals make it a guessing game - these are approximately 900+ pages of everything you need to know to keep this car running smoothly), and I think there are some extra fuses and odds and ends for it too.
As you can see in the pictures, the paint has faded a bit over time (vs. the way it used to look when the paint was new a few years back - also included in the pictures) - and even though it has always been stored inside while I've owned it (and is currently stored in a fully enclosed interior RV storage unit until it sells), much like all of the other Spider 124's, it does have a few rust spots and some interior cosmetic work that needs to be completed to make this car sparkle again (please note the orange on the hood is spraypaint that was put on there only to prevent rusting while I was working on the mechanical parts).
This is a super fun car to drive around and as you can see, the mechanical aspects of the car have had a lot of work, but the "pretty" factor needs to be restored and that is why I'm selling it on eBay for as much as I can get back out of what I have into it in parts because I no longer have a place to restore the rest of it. So, it's a great little project for someone who loves these cars! Please note, this is as comprehensive of a list as I can think of to write about the car, but if you have any further specific questions (or if you're nearby and would like to see the car in person), please ask questions prior to bidding. Thank you for looking and happy bidding!