Started on May 8 by rconlon

1979 Fiat Spider 2000

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Red weekend warrior. Cromadora wheels. I have been restoring this car with mostly original 1979 parts but for a high performance Weber carburator. I have used it about 5,000 miles a year since 1999 as I maintain/improve the car and the paintwork suffers.

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PapaTony
Aug. 2, 2008, 3:34 p.m.

OK... lemme be the first ta say... keep up the good work! Perfect color for the 124/2000s!

rconlon
June 19, 2009, 9:36 a.m.

Thank you I call it revlon red or hooker red. I still run the every weekend as my regular driver and just returned from 1000mile trip to our Missouri meet. Cheers Ron

Wachuko
Feb. 3, 2010, 4:40 p.m.

What is it like living with one? Parts availability, rust, reliability? What about the sound? and dynamics/handling? Is there a good forum that you would recommend for these cars? Trying to do all my homework before taking the plunge. Thank you!

rconlon
Feb. 4, 2010, 8:29 a.m.

Got to mirafiori.com or flu.org and browse around. A forum will often give a good idea of the community and repair issues as well as prices. Parts supply is good and rust can be bad on abused cars. A modern restoration will last a long time and give good service as long as it is not salt/snow/winter driven. I am pleased with mine. Driving experience is good and can be easily upgraded up to track levels. It is an excellent highway cruiser. The keys are a clean body and good restoration. Buy the best ($8-10k or re-do a sound car to your satisfaction. Cheers Ron

Wachuko
Feb. 4, 2010, 9:34 a.m.

Thank you. On to browsing those site. I have two cars to look at (one in Texas and one in Georgia), let's see how that goes. Thanks again.

rconlon
Feb. 5, 2010, 3:08 p.m.

By the way, my brother had a Midget for 20 years and started on a second restoration but visited me 3 years ago to roam Texas in my Spider. He was impressed and sold his MG and bought an 83 Pininfarina Spider that was a fresh restoration and has not looked back after putting more miles on it in one year than the last 20 with the LBC. Cheers Ron

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