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1962 Fiat 1200 Spider

1962 Fiat 1200 Convertible

Condition: Used
Make: Fiat
Model: 1200
SubModel: Vetture Speciali
Type: Convertible
Trim: Convertible
Year: 1962
Mileage: 42300
VIN: 118 G 014296
Color: Copper
Engine: 1.2 Liter
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Deerfield Beach, Florida, United States
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Description for Fiat 1200 1962

The 1962 Fiat VT ("Vetture Speciali”- Special Cars) called the1200 Spiderin export markets has amazing similarities to Ferrari's 250 GT PF Cabriolet of the same. Available at a fraction of the cost, the popularity of the 1200 Spider skyrocketed with sports car enthusiasts

Powering the 1200 Cabriolet was an overhead-valve 1,221cc four-cylinder engine that sported a 72 x 75mm bore and stroke, 8.25:1 compression and a two-barrel Weber 36DCD downdraft carburetor; in this form, it made 55hp at 5,300 RPM and 60-lbs.ft. of torque at 3,000 RPM, enough to push the 2,030-pound car close to 90 MPH.

The 1200 Cabriolet was replaced in 1963 and by the 1500 Cabriolet; in 1968, the 124 Spider would take up the mantle of Fiat's traditional two-seat convertible.

This two-seater, internally considered Series 143, featured a unit body that was designed and built by the artisans at Pinin Farina; the "Vetture Speciali" (Special Cars) badges on the 1961 example indicate this car's hand-built nature and special brightwork trim. Floor shifter for the four-speed manual.

With a very Ferrari looking Pininfarina body this Fiat model were certainly memorable little sports cars. The car featured here, located in Deerfield Beach, Florida, has been loved and cared for. Certainly, well preserved, it has nevertheless received a "thorough mechanical and cosmetic refurbishment" to leave it looking pretty much as new. The engine was tuned up and the outside everything has been refinished or reconditioned. Finished in copper over beige interior, it looks stunning.

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.