The first model Fiat 850 Spider was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro while he was at Bertone. He also designed the Simca 1000 Coupe in the same period. Small in size but large on fun, the rear-engine Fiat 850 Spider combined a two-seat convertible body with a well-balanced chassis, creating an Italian alternative to the British Midgets, Spitfires and Sprites. Marketed from 1965 to 1974, most were exported to America, with a production total of over 124.000 worldwide.
In 1968, now called the 850 Sport Spider, the little ragtop sported more efficient upright headlamps, placed further forward, replacing the original angled style. The original flush-mounted front turn signals were replaced with units that sat below a new larger bumper.
A larger motor, achieved by increasing the engine stroke 4.5 millimeters, allowed higher top speeds and better acceleration, making the 850 Spider more suitable for American driving conditions. But even at 903 cc, the Spider motor was still relatively small.
Delivered new in Europe, this Spider in de color "Positano Giallo" looks very nice. The engine runs well. With the car are a hardtop and bonnet rack.
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