Very clean and original, Vin: ZFRAS00B2E5504354 is in exception condition. It has a smooth five speed manual transmission and is bathed in beautiful Rosso paint with Beige leather interior, and a brand new EZ-ON vinyl top. This wonderful Italian sports car has is all: The best color combination, cold air conditioning, wonderful paint, clean-original interior and recently completed maintenance and services on a low – 36,000 mile car. The only thing left for you to do is to collect your favorite companion and hit the open road!
Recently completed repairs and maintenance include:
New hoses and belts – including the important engine cam belt – new valve cover gasket, air conditioning service, new Bridgestone Potenza Pole Position tires, new rear brake pads and steering bushings. The hazard switch was repaired, a fresh lube, oil and filter change was performed, and a new Anza twin sport exhaust and new Buckskin colored vinyl top have both been installed. Be sure the Fiat / Pininfarina Spider you purchase has a new timing belt / cam belt installed. These belts should be replaced every 30,000 miles or every five years. The air conditioning blows cold, which is becoming a very rare feature on these cars, as many owners have not made the investment required to keep this feature functioning. The previous owner replaced the clutch and related items, and the car does not leak oil. Everything needing attention has been completed. A file of the vehicles service history is included with the sale, along with the original Owners Manual, service booklet and related delivery items for the Clarion Radio etc.
On the inside, the original leather seats are in pristine condition, there are no cracks or issues with the dash and the wood looks great. All gauges and lighting function properly. On the outside the paint is in exception condition and is (mostly) original. The previous owner repaired a minor cosmetic garage mishap to the hood and fender – after a piece of wood fell across it. The paint on the hood and fenders match the rest of the car perfectly. I have photographs of the minor damage ‘prior’ to the paint repair, and they are included in the service history file. I did not find any other evidence of damage from an accident or any other collision or corrosion damage. This vehicle is in very fine working order, rust free, and an absolute joy to drive and look at. Achieving over 30 MPG on the highway, it would be easy to use this car on a regular basis. However the overall condition suggests you might want to preserve it for weekend trips exploring twisty back roads or perhaps gathering a burger and a milk shake with your favorite companion. This is the one you want!
Known in previous life as a Fiat Spider 2000 – Pininfarina is the design house and coach builder of many great Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Ferrari sports cars. Fiat folded its tent and left the U.S. market after the 1982 model year, allowing Pininfarina to strike their own deal to continue importation of their original design – with improvements – here in the States. An organization created by Malcolm Bricklin provided the road map for this short term venture, starting with the 1983 model year and running through 1985. The popular sports car eeked out a living for few more years under the model name Azzurra (named after an Italian yacht entered in the 1983 America’s Cup competition). Improvements to the Azzurra model included a revised center dash design, leather seating surfaces, power windows, air conditioning, alloy wheels, and remote side view mirrors to name a few. These luxury features were often not available on the outgoing Fiat Spider 2000.