"When an Italian Carmaker sets out to design and build a sports car, one thing it can't be is ordinary. The traditions and standards are intimidating: Ferrari, Maserati, Fiat, Lancia. The expected refinements are formidable: electronic tachometers, disc brakes, fast actions tops, radial tires. Especially where a sports car is concerned, how you get there must be just as exciting as where you are going." ~ Fiat
GR Auto Gallery is pleased to offer this wonderful example of Italian greatness, this 1972 Fiat 850 Spider. The car was purchased new from Kolosso Auto Sales of Appleton, WI on April 10, 1972. Records indicate that the first owner drove the car approximately 6000 miles before transferring ownership in November of 1973 where it was acquired by a free-spirited women who cherished the car for the next 20 years. She drove the car frequently but never in winter and hardly in the rain. She routinely serviced the vehicle at the same mechanic during her time with the car. In 1995, she passed away and the car was willed to her nephew where he gave the car the same respect that it had received the 20 years prior. Since records indicate that this Fiat 850 Spider found its way to one more owner until our recent acquisition. The car has traveled just 43935 documented miles and as a result of excellent ownership, this 1972 Fiat 850 spider remains in remarkable, highly original condition. The car is powered by its original 903 cc inline 4 cylinder rear mounted engine, 4 speed manual gearbox and this little Fiat weighs in at just 706 kilograms. The car seems to maybe have been painted once, albeit tough to tell for sure, in its original 273 Fiat Chrome Yellow and shows excellent in all areas. The interior remains magnificent and appears to be all original including the rubber floors, the engine compartment retains its original paint and the motor itself remains in its original state having never been detailed or restored. Mechanically, this little spider remains a spot on spirited driver with all lights and gauges are currently in working order. In short, we have little doubt that this is one of the finest examples in existence. The car appears to be 100 percent complete including the original washer bag in the engine compartment, the original Fiat tool kit original keys with original key fob, original Jack and original full size spare. This Fiat has fabulous owner ship history including a written testimonial of the women who owned it and how the car fit her personality. The car is also fully documented with original owners identification card, original warranty and service book with service history written in, original owners manual, service records nearly from day 1, and other goodies.
When investing in and collecting cars, there are things that matter: Quality, originality, owner history, documentation, provenance and completeness. It is extremely rare that one vehicle possesses all of these to the degree of this 1972 Fiat 850 Spider. For this reason and countless others, this car is a must consideration for any auto enthusiast and is a jewel for any collection
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Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.