Roadster Salon is the largest restorer and modifier of classic Italian convertibles in the US. We currently have a three-year waiting list for our lovely spiders.
Please note that this is a limited production Rinata model, which features optional luxury equipment, fuel injection, and the look of vintage spiders from the late 1960"s Fiat Spider models. Serial number 02/50. Special features include rack/pinion steering, structural chassis bracing, d electrical and ventilation system, contemporary brake upgrade, engine enhancements and much more. Car has been a showroom display and demo. Comes with a signed plate commemorating it build date and build model . Bumpers are cosmetic and do not meet contemporary 5 mph standards. This car is available for immediate delivery! This particular car was built on a 30K mile, rust free California based chassis.
The 'Rinata' Edition Features Include:
Premium cloth canvas top replaces standard vinyl
Stainless steel European front and rear bumpers with custom mounts
15" Spider Europa alloy wheel imported from Germany with high performance low profile tires or 16' real Borrani wire wheel option
Chrome package which includes dual vintage mirrors, revised front grille and fascia
Upgraded leather interior package
Upgraded interior trim
Dual chrome tipped exhaust system
Nardi Italian wood steering wheel, shift knob and trim
European lowering kit with custom revised suspension
About Roadster Salon
Since 1999, Roadster Salon has been the Premier restorer of Fiat / Pininfarina spiders in the US. Typically, our cars are built to order from our selection of donor inventory. Each car is lovingly restored to a high standard, faithful to the original example. Customers may select options to tailor their car to specific tastes. Further details about Roadster Salon Classic Convertible Recreations can be reviewed on our web site. The build process generally takes 9-12 months, and there is currently a waiting list. Consequently, nearly all our cars are built to order, and only a scant few are available for sale each year to the general public that were not pre-ordered.
To our knowledge, Roadster Salon currently maintains the largest selection of Fiat and Pininfarina chassis' ready for restoration in the North America (and possibly the World). Please contact us about your interest in a project more custom tailored to your specific needs.
The leather upgrade package features premium leather seats and head rests, leather door panels, pulls, accents, and leather rear wings. In keeping with the original theme, choice of vintage premium German loop carpet or Wilton wool is included.
Every Roadster Salon car is completely disassembled prior to paint. Body lines are taught, and new metal is used to repair any imperfections. Media blasting is standard practice on Icona and Rinata level spiders. All are carefully blocked and sanded to a show quality finish, then wet sanded and buffed before being re-assembled. The color combination is ideal for warm climates.
We can't say enough about the leather interior upgrade. All key surfaces were covered by hand with premum leather--cut from the same premium hyde. No color match issues. Workmanship is to a Ferrari/Masterati standard. Bellissimo. Car has an optional leather rear seat available which can be added for an upcharge. Standard rear seat is vinyl. Hand sewn leather dash and center console have been added as an option.
Mechanical and Driving Impressions
It is a joy to drive a fully sorted classic Italian convertible. Panel fitment is better than when the car came out of the factory. Engine, transmission and suspension are crisp and tight following a complete rebuild. A custom made contemporary redesigned heat and ventilation is included in this package, making an upgrade to air conditioning simple and affordable.
Note All Icona and Rinata level cars have the engine and transmission-out full rebuild, optional on lesser projects.
Our goal is not to build a $100K trailer queen, but rather a car that can be casually enjoyed when ever the passion arises. In that regard, our stirring recreations exceed all reasonable expectations. 10/10.
Roadster salon carefully hand crafts about 30 cars per year, detailed to the specifications of each customer. There recently has been a huge upswing in the classic car market for vintage spiders.
However, It is important to note that restored automobiles in general should be built for the love and enjoyment of their owners. They are not hugely profitable endeavors--for the builder or reseller. To value a Roadster Salon Spider along side a used Fiat--or measure by a "car guide" is to miss the point of the car entirely.
Considering the quality, workmanship, and warranty, Roadster Salon Spiders are one of the great values in the market today.