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Toplesss Tuesdayz, 1980 Fiat Spider 2000

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Toplesss Tuesdayz, 1980 Fiat Spider 2000
'Along with many British automakers, Fiat had their own fun convertible, called the 124 Sport Spider. First hitting the market in 1966, the 124 Sport Spider was a 2+2 convertible that was designed by Sergio Pininfarina himself. It went on sale in Europe before it arrived in the US. The delay, as usual, was due to Fiat needing the extra time to modify the car in order to comply with US regulations. Power came from a four-cylinder double overhead cam aluminum engine with just 89 horsepower. Fiat progressively upgraded this engine and US buyers could later get a 2.0-liter unit with 102 hp.

By 1980 a Bosch fuel injection system replaced the older Weber carburetors. A supercharged and more expensive version also existed, but was only available in Europe. When it arrived stateside, the 124 was renamed the 2000 Spider and was equipped with four-wheel disc-brakes, double overhead cams and a standard five-speed manual transmission.'

Source: Carbuzz, August 2012


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