For Sale: 1983 Fiat Spider in wheeling, Illinois

Vehicle Description


This lovely project is based on the rare Pininfarina Spider. Fully sorted, the restoration work has our exclusive warranty. Final exterior and interior leather color may still be selected prior to delivery. Chassis is currently blue, but can be altered at no charge. Other original chassis and colors are available. Pininfarina version from 1983-1985 are most prized, and built in the most limited numbers. Fewer of these were made in these three model years than Ferrari or Maserati. Produced exclusively at the Pininfarina factory.

Please note that this will be a limited production Rinata model, one of only 50 to be built.

The Rinata package features optional luxury equipment, fuel injection, and the look of vintage spiders from the late 1960"s Fiat Spider 124. Fewer than ten of these special cars are built each year, and all come with a signed number plate and leather binder. Bumpers are cosmetic and do not meet contemporary 5 mph standards. We have a second rust free California chassis in automatic-- available for this project with the same delivery date if a manual transmission is not preferred. This proposed Spider Rinata includes premium paint and advanced mechanical work that is optional on lesser models. Car photographed has upgraded custom 16" Vintage Alloy wheels mounted on Pirelli P7 high performance radials. See below a description of our restoration process.


Our full cosmetic and mechanical restoration/modification process is currently being undertaken, and the end result will be simply stunning. Detailed information about what this process entails can be found on our web site, and partially itemized below. The Rinata 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. The signature exterior color, with tan Ferrari grade leather is one of the most popular combinations ever offered on this model. Other color options can be screened on our web site.

Cosmetic Impressions

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 all level spiders. Each car is carefully blocked and sanded to a show quality finish. Following re-assembly, they are extensively wet sanded and buffed for a mirror like finish. This color combination is ideal for warm climates. Panel fitment is better than when the car came out of the factory.

We can't say enough about our Rinata interior upgrades. All key surfaces were covered by hand with premium leather--cut from the same premium hide. No color match issues. Workmanship is to a Ferrari/Maserati standard. Bellissimo. Optional leather rear seat is available which can be added for an upcharge.

Mechanical and Driving Impressions

It is a joy to drive a fully sorted classic Italian convertible. Engine start up, and idle feels sharp and lively. Acceleration cruising and braking remind the driver of a contemporary car. All of the car's original endearing personality and character remains, but without the reliability concerns. Just tremendous fun overall.

It is hard to describe the difference between our an unmodified Spider our new Rinata version on the road. The advanced proprietary rack and pinion steering has the incredible feel of a much more contemporary car. Chassis bracing gives the Lusso a measure of structural rigidity that no other Spider possesses. Bumpy road surfaces and railroad crossing are no longer a rattle fest. The car's handling is transformed from the original version, and braking is like the best that 2015 has to offer. Simply incredible.

Please note all Icona and above Spiders have the engine and transmissions removed and fully rebuilt as part of the package. Additional horsepower is on tap for the Rinata which is built with a lightened flywheel, cold air intake, special cams, exhaust and other enhancements for an approximate 25HP improvement.

Roadster salon carefully hand crafts about 20 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/modified automobiles in general are 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.

Our goal is not to build a $250K 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. Considering the quality, workmanship, and warranty, Roadster Salon Spiders are one of the great values in the market today.

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" Vintage alloys color coded and matched
Chrome package which includes dual vintage mirrors, revised front grille and fascia
Upgraded Avanti leather interior package
Upgraded interior trim
Dual chrome tipped Ansa exhaust system
Nardi Italian wood steering wheel, shift knob and trim
European lowering kit w/custom Lusso suspension
Numbered/signed plate in engine bay
advanced rack and pinion steering
special chassis bracing
high performance brake upgrade
proprietary suspension enhancements
electrical upgrade and MORE!

Pininfarina Spider Rinata base  $74,995
Low mile chassis cost additional

Potential Options:
Ultimo Air Conditioning and revised ventilation system
HID headlight system
16" color matched Vintage alloy wheels with Pirelli P7 high performance tires


Vehicle Details

  • 1983 Fiat Spider
  • Listing ID: CC-866155
  • Price: $74,995
  • Location:wheeling, Illinois
  • Year:1983
  • Make:Fiat
  • Model:Spider
  • Exterior Color:azzurra blue
  • Interior Color:choice of tan
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:Inline 4
  • Odometer:0
  • Convertible:Yes
  • Stock Number:1226-866155
  • Trim Level:RINATA Special edition
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Fuel Injection:Yes
  • Electronic Ignition:Yes
  • Engine History:Rebuilt
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive
Listed By:
Roadster Salon
1201 S. Northwest Hwy
Barrington, IL 60010

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