In the 1950s, the Fabbrica Italiana di Automobili Torino (FIAT for short) was Europes largest car-maker, globally trailing only the ‘Big Three’ US car-makers in Detroit. Fiat’s success was primarily due to its production of affordable family cars, whilst also maintaining a sporty line and even an active racing program.
By the late 50's FIAT where now looking for a replacement of the 1200 series and approached Pininfarina for its new model. The resulting 118 series Coupe and Cabriolet was a styling success with the Spider / Cabriolet model especially looking like a smaller but equally handsome version of the Ferrari 250 PF Cabriolet. In addition to their own 1221cc and 1493cc single-cam engines, Fiat also contracted Maserati to create a higher performance model, using a road-going version of their MT4 racing engine with the resulting 'OSCA' twin-cam 1500cc version giving the new car 100 mph performance to match its looks.
Pininfarina assembled the Fiat 'OSCA' 1500S (type 118S) and 1600S (type 118SA) versions, identifiable by their non-function bonnet scoop, fitted rev-counter and 15" steel wheels throughout the model’s run, but the cars were always badged as Fiats and it is estimated that of the 34,000 Fiat Spiders and Coupes produced less than 1000 examples were built using the twin-cam OSCA engine. With its charming looks the 118 series remained in production until 1966 when the model was finally replaced by the equally stylish Fiat 124 Spider.
Absolute Classic Cars are delighted to offer this truly spectacular car, quite possibly the finest type 118S Fiat-OSCA 1500S Spider available. Original sold in Paris in 1961 this 1500S remained in France for the first 11 years and was then exported to California, where it resided with the same owner until 2015! Having seen very little use in the prevailing 43 years but now needing some TLC the car was sold, we believe due to the owner passing away, and the new owner set about commissioning a concours quality restoration.
In admiring this Fiat-OSCA 1500S Spider an on-looker could easily be transported back to the day this car was built, the level of detail is staggering and we could wax-lyrical that ever nut-bolt-wash, panel, moving part, seat, fixture or fitting has removed fully inspected and either replaced or restored. This car is new in virtually every detail and would happily see itself positioned amongst exotica at any respected concours event.
Finished in Grigio Chiario (Light Grey) with complimentary Nero / Grigio (Black / Grey) interior and a black mohair hood, the fit and finish on this 1500S are just beautiful with your eyes being drawn to all the delicate details such as the flawless chromework, the Nardi steering wheel, those floor hinged pedals, the detailed engine, the soft hue of the instrumentation, even down to how the wiring loom has been routed through the boot or engine bay...it's the little things that impress!
Mechanically the car has been beautifully sorted too. Twist the key and the burbly MT4 inspired engine settles into its idle. The long-throw gearstick selects gear easily thanks to a nicely weighted clutch and with a few revs we're off. The small capacity twin-cam, offering ~80bhp, will not set the world alight, but this really isn't the point, the driving pleasure, especially with the top-down, is, in the purest sense, an wonderful experience.
An exceptional example that has been subject to a top class restoration, stunning looks and undeniable rarity this Fiat-OSCA 1500S Spider is quite simply, 'la dolce vita'!
Here is for sale a Fiat 800 Vignale Spider from 1968.
This car stands in a Museum.
It is located in Portugal, close to Porto Airport. You can get a low cost flight. I will pick you at the Airport to check the car.
I can help with transport.
Any additional information by request.
Located in the USA...
1982 Fiat Spider 2000 = US-specs Convertible
Price $12,500..usd dollars.
- A Beautiful southern car which is rust free , all original and completely restored inside and out 5k miles ago.
- Also the best color combination of Ferrari red and tan !
1964 Fiat OSCA 1600S Spyder LHD Rosso with Black trim and Black hood and tonneau . One owner from 1967 to 2011 and part of a significant private UK collection until 2017. First registered in September 1964 and sold new in Paris France this example was then acquired in September 1967 by a Mr. Roger Moret .....
Fiat 1100 "Turismo Veloce"
Cabriolet bodied by Allemano
First registration 13-12-1955 Switzerland
Large historic file
Restored in the nineties
More photos: www.venividivici.info
Price: 185.000 Euro
1981 Fiat 124 Spyder Convertible
..5-Speed Manuel Trans
..Inline 4 DOHC Non Turbo
..Rear Wheel Drive
..New Black Soft Top
..Black Interior is Original Shows Wear
..Fully Functional Heater
Fiat 1200 tv spider Cal. import. 37900 euro
This TV spider is sold by us as a barn find, a car so something has to be done.
The car currently has an "American Tittle" because it comes from California.
The Fiat has been partially restored in the Netherlands about 10 to 12 years ago. According .....
Just in from Southern California
Incredibly solid example
Only 48,800 believed-to-be-actual miles
Desirable Fiat 1500 Spider by legendary Pininfarina
Last production year model with 5-speed manual transmission
Gorgeous factory color combination
Includes fiat service books and manual
This model is an American version of 124 Spider, proposed in Azzura version. It is one of the last Spiders produced by Pininfarina. This model has been imported in Switzerland a few years ago, and offred to its current owner years of enjoyable trips in the country. Professional mechanic and collector, .....
1961 Fiat OSCA 1500 'S' Spider Coachwork By Pininfarina For Sale In London (LHD)
Former long-term ownership spanning 48 years
Fitted with rare OSCA-designed twin-cam engine
Recent sympathetic restoration
La Dolce Vita motoring
75 hp, 1,491 cc DOHC four-cylinder .....
Fiat 1500 Spider left hand drive with factory hardtop.
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