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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-11-2007, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
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Are Fiats really fetching this much????

$39,500 Fiat + parts car

Seems pretty extreme, even for the condition. Are Fiats really worth this much now?

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I think that there is an extra zero on that number.

Don't get me wrong, the 124 is a great refined sports car, the nicest ones are the pre 1975 chrome bumpered cars. However, they were made in a lot of numbers, so not rare by any means even in this country.

Unless it's a Dino, or any of the older vintage Fiats, you would be hard pressed to find one in five digit territory.

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A Fiat Topolino (569cc; bored out to 750cc, which was the class displacement limit) or Fiat 1100 based "etceterini" with actual Mille Miglia or Targa Florio history that can be substantiated, could fetch close to $200,000 today!
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8V anyone? You would be hard pressed to find one under $200k, even a Rapi.

Anything Fiat Abarth is going through the stratosphere, too, but I think this is a slightly different story.

How many Zagato-built Panoramicas did survive and what are they worth? Scott Gauthier has a 750 but they made very weird (Read: Outstanding) ones on other chassis' ...

I think the seller is off two 0's on the 124 :-)

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Ya know, I always liked those little Fiat roadsters ever since seeing one on "Family Matters" back in the day (but then I have a weakness for Italian sports cars anyway, particularly roadsters)....nice to hear this is not the going price, maybe I'll try to buy one some time.

Wait, I already have an ALFA ROMEO...hmmm.

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Wait a minute. dabigboy doesn't mean is any Fiat worth that much?; he means is a 124 Spider worth that much? And the answer is: the best concours '78 124 Spider isn't worth half what this guy's asking.

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I understand, I just mean this particular model is neat and I'd like to maybe have one some time, so I'm relieved to hear they're not really $40k cars. I was thinking in Spider-mode when I said "Fiats", plus the Spider is pretty much the only Fiat I've been exposed to.

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I figured that's what you were thinking about. Like for like, a Fiat 124 Spider will be cheaper than the equivalent Alfa Spider. Right now, you should be able to get a great driver with club concours potential for under $10K. It's very unlikely that they will appreciate much, so they should still be cheap if and when.

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8V anyone? You would be hard pressed to find one under $200k, even a Rapi.

Anything Fiat Abarth is going through the stratosphere, too, but I think this is a slightly different story.

How many Zagato-built Panoramicas did survive and what are they worth? Scott Gauthier has a 750 but they made very weird (Read: Outstanding) ones on other chassis' ...

I think the seller is off two 0's on the 124 :-)

$200,000? More like $400,000 for a nice 8V, and $600,000 or more for a Zagato bodied one! Same price range for Siata 208s.

Scott's Fiat 750 Panoramica Zagato is probably worth $175,000-$225,000 today! I think there are only 3 or 4 750s left, and I don't know of an 1100 left anywhere.
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LOL - did y'all click on the link? It's like somebody posting a $40k Alfa Spider and people quoting prices for an ex-Nuvolari GP car!

I think the guy hit the zero key one too many times. That's not a bad car for $3950, though......I bounced around in the back of one of those for awhile when I was a kid.

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Here's what it takes to get into five-figure prices with a Fiat Spider (including total overkill photography):
eBay Motors: Fiat (item 300182043055 end time Dec-22-07 13:09:09 PST)

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Here's what it takes to get into five-figure prices with a Fiat Spider (including total overkill photography):
eBay Motors: Fiat (item 300182043055 end time Dec-22-07 13:09:09 PST)
Correction, it is what it takes to ask for a 5 figure price on a Fiat 124 Spider. The reserve still isn't met. Until this car actually gets a 5 figure bid, it isn't a 5 figure priced car.
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eye [popping] candy!

Whether it's a five-figure Fiat or not, the above ebay example has to be one of the most beautiful I've seen of the 124 spiders, and I've owned two.

The color set off against those wheels is almost worth the price alone.

The interior is as good as one will ever find.


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Whether it's a five-figure Fiat or not, the above ebay example has to be one of the most beautiful I've seen of the 124 spiders, and I've owned two.

The color set off against those wheels is almost worth the price alone.

The interior is as good as one will ever find.


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I just can't get past those big bumpers. Gimme a chrome bumper model anyday.

Don't get me wrong, it's a nice car, but....those bumpers!

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Definitely a pretty car and wonderful photos, but look closely at the left-front 3/4 view and the left and right rear 3/4 view...seems to have serious panel fit problems on the hood and trunk lid. Appalling, at least, in terms of the standard set by the rest of the car.
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