Since 1999, Roadster Salon has been passionately restoring and modifying Italian convertibles. As the largest resource for Spiders in North America, we currently have nearly 100 Spiders chassis stock---featuring many colors, model years and options---ready for restoration.
This ultra low mile, rust free example required only moderate attention. Dry climate car with exceptional undercarriage. Cosmetic and mechanical refresh completed. This is an incredible--near original survivor that is Roadster Salon certified, and ready to roll. Five-speed transmission fully sorted with new clutch. Engine serviced--timing belt replaced, gaskets changed and leak free. Wear items like brake pads, tires, shocks, etc, have been replaced.
Please note that the color of this car is the original Rosso Cherry finish that most closely resembles Ferrari Red. It is not the less desirable orange cast tomato red found on 83-85 Pininfarina models. The condition of the exterior paint was excellent on arrival, with no significant imperfections. Frankly, beyond expectations for a nearly 40 year old classic. However the strong Southwestern sun had ruined the clear coat, and too much buffing through the years had damaged the paint in several areas. To meet the standard of the superb original interior, we decided to strip and paint the car to a plus factory standard.
Close inspection shows a simply outstanding that was well cared for without incident or previous damage. All key cosmetic items appear as new. Car has been refinished in its original color combination to remain true to the intent of the manufacturer. Car dis-assembled prior to paint. No tape lines, definitely high-end work. Consequently, its one of the nicest cars we have ever offered at a budget price. The interior presentation is near new in appearance. Amazing near museum quality optics belie the age of the car. The carpets are insulation have been upgraded. Non smoker owned, no smells, odors or mildew. Really nice. Grade A+
Mechanical and Driving Impressions
Car is a joy to drive. Engine sings like an Italian Aria, and car shifts with buttery smoothness through the gears. Steering is tight with fresh front end. Braking solid. Spirited acceleration. Test runs have been kept to a minimum due to the extremely low original mileage on the car. This sweetheart can easily be shown and transported from event to event---or actually driven daily. Original, vintage feel has been retained. This is one of the most outstanding combination of miles and condition you are likely to find. Car feels like it's only a few years old, and tracks cleanly. No evidence of abuse or neglect found anywhere. All mechanical concerns have been addressed prior to delivery. Grade A
In terms of finish level, this spider most closely aligns with our former "Originale" level restoration, and covered by our exclusive warranty. It's a wonderful example that can be shown or driven daily for about half the price of one of optioned Icona models. This spider is certain to appreciate significantly in the coming years, and is a great value. Once again we must stress, this spider is a near original example, beautifully preserved, and was not in need of full restoration. We invite you to learn more about our passionate endeavors restoring these Italian works of art.
Own a true piece of automotive history by the same designer as Ferrari for the cost of a Toyota.