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Seller's notes: "This will be a fully restored example with the Lusso options and our exclusive warranty. All Lusso models are numbered not to exceed 50 copies. The finest interpretation of the 60's vintage look combined with the improved reliability of the 80's fuel injected versions. Lusso cosmetic upgrades included.Restoration is based on our Avanzato level model with Lusso package added."
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Manufacturer: Fiat
Model: Other
Year: 1983
Type: Convertible
Color: Red
Mileage: 48,021
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Interior Color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
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DESCRIPTION vehicle overviewSPECIFICATIONS vehicle detailsPHOTO GALLERY vehicle imagesOTHER additional informationPRINT this listingSpider Lusso/Avanzato Custom from Roadster Salon on rust free chassisRoadster Salon3620 Edison PlaceUnit ARolling Meadows. IL 60008Call Us Today!(847) 769-7880Ask ForRayAsk Us A QuestionYear: 1983Make: FiatModel: OtherVIN: zfras00b9d5501773Stock Number: 00121Mileage: 48021Transmission: ManualEngine: 4 Cylinder. 2. 0 LExterior Color: RedInterior Color: TanTitle: ClearVehicle

Attention Spider Enthusiasts! Do not confuse this listing with any other spider on Ebay. This is a Fall delivery currently in final testing. nbsp;from the acclaimed Roadster Salon. 5sp manual transmission! Under 48K original miles.

 

This lovely Pininfarina Spider is fully sorted. and the restoration work has our exclusive warranty. Final interior leather color may still be selected prior to delivery. Pininfarina version from 1983-1985 are most prized. and built in the most limited numbers. Fewer of these were made in these three model years than Ferrari or Maserati. Produced exclusively at the Pininfarina factory.

 

Please note that this is a limited production Lusso model. which features optional luxury equipment. fuel injection. and the look of vintage spiders from the late 1960"s Fiat Spider models. Fewer than ten of these special cars are built each year. and all come with a commerative signed plate. Bumpers are cosmetic and do not meet contemporary 5 mph standards.

 

We have a second rust free California chassis in automatic-- available for this project for Fall delivery if a manual transmission is not preferred.

 

This proposed Spider will be built to an Avanzato standard. which includes premium paint and advanced mechanical work that is optional on lesser models.

 

Car photographed has optional Fiat Dino wheels. Standard Lusso wheel is included. See below a description of our restoration process. This restoration includes all Basso and Avanzato features. Lusso package added. with several Ultmo upgrades.

 

 

 

The 'Lusso' Edition Features Include:

Premium cloth canvas top replaces standard vinylStainless steel European front and rear bumpers with custom mounts15" Spider Europa alloy wheel imported from Germany with high performance low profile tiresChrome package which includes dual vintage mirrors. revised front grille and fasciaUpgraded Avanti leather interior package
Upgraded interior trimDual chrome tipped Ansa exhaust systemNardi Italian wood steering wheel. shift knob and trim
European lowering kit with custom revised suspension                             

 

About Roadster Salon

 

Since 1999. Roadster Salon is the Premier restorer of Fiat / Pininfarina spiders in the US. Our cars are built to order by artisan craftsmen from our selection of donor inventory. Each car is lovingly restored to a high standard. and faithful to the original example. Customers may select options to tailor their car to specific tastes.

 

Further details about Roadster Salon Classic Convertible Recreations can be reviewed on our web site. The build process generally takes 12-16 weeks. and there is currently a waiting list. Consequently. nearly all our cars are built to order. and only a scant few are available for sale each year to the general public that were not pre-ordered.

 

To our knowledge. Roadster Salon currently maintains the largest selection of Fiat and Pininfarina chassis' ready for restoration in the North America (and possibly the World). Please contact us about your interest in a project more custom tailored to your specific needs.

 

THIS CAR INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS PER OUR WEB SITE:

 

Pininfarina Spider Avanzato                 $ 39. 95

Lusso Package                                        $    9995

Ultra low mile chassis premium              $    7500

Custom Ultimo Grille                                $    1495

Ultimo Wood interior upgrade                $     1995

Ultimo leather and Wilton carpets           $    3995

total                                                          64. 75. 00

 

 

What is a Spider Basso?

 

 

 

 

 

Firstly. our Spider restorations typically fall into three categories. Basso. Avanzato and Ultimo (basic/ advanced/Ultimate) Roadster Salon carefully selects candidates for restoration that are already in good overall condition. and meet our critical standards. Cars that have been severely neglected or have rust issues are set aside for parts use only. Spider Basso models are re-painted in their original color. due to the cost of a proper color change.

 

 

 

All Roadster Salon cars are fully disassembled before paint. Interiors are refurbished. including new upholstery. carpets. door panels and console. A new convertible top is professionally installed.

 

 

 

Please see our web site for a complete list of mechanical items addressed in Basso models. Wear items like tires. brakes. and shocks are always replaced. Other key items inspected and repaired/replaced are fuel system. cooling system. suspension. transmission. timing belt. and engine gaskets and seals. Engine compartments are tidy. but not detailed to Avanzato standards. The Avanzato model has many additional features standard that are optional on the Basso mode. The Avanzato starts at $39. 90.

 

 

 

Here is a Basso feature summary :

 

 

 

 

 

Exterior Cosmetics

 

Fully disassembled prior to paint

 

all trim removed. including front and rear bumpersdoors. hood and deck lid removedcar stripped and painted in original colorchrome retouched if necessarysanded and blockedpaint then re-assemblywet sanded/buffed

 

Interior Cosmetics

 

Interior removed and fully refurbished including all original leather and vinylRemaining surfaces sanitized with anti-bacterial scrubNew carpets. dash. console. door panels. visors. shift bootNew convertible topRe-foam seatsAdditional floor and door sound insulation addedNew Alpine stereo/cd/mp3

 

Mechanical Fuel delivery

 

refurbish fuel system including gas tank. fuel filter. fuel pump. fuel linesclean / refurbish fuel injection system

 

Engine/Cooling/Transmission

 

timing beltmass air flow sensor. 02 sensorrefurbish / replace radiatorthermostattune enginerepair/replace leaking seals/gasketsadjust valves if necessaryinspect wiring harness and ignition componentsrefurbish alternator. starterclutch and transmission refresh

 

Suspension/Brakes

 

inspect and refurbish front end suspension/steering components such as ball joints. tie rod ends. bushings. upper and lower control arm assemblyreplace brake componentsinspect/replace springs/shock absorbersreplace worn/dry rotted or flat spotted tires

 

Safety check

 

on road itemsseat beltswipershead lights/brake lights/turn signalspower windowsmisc electrical200 mile road test on completion/shake down period prior to delivery

 

The 'Lusso' Edition Upgrade Features Include:

 

Premium cloth canvas top replaces standard vinylStainless steel European front and rear bumpers with custom mounts15" Spider Europa alloy wheel imported from Germany with high performance low profile tiresChrome package which includes dual vintage mirrors. revised front grille and fasciaUpgraded premium leather seatsUpgraded interior trimDual chrome tipped Ansa exhaust systemNardi wood steering wheel. shift knobEuropean lowering kit with custom revised suspensionCustom embroidered plush Pininfarina floor matsChrome surrounds for gaugesUpgraded sound systemUnique "Lusso" badgesEmbroidered Lusso leather satchel for records

 

 

 

The Spider Avanzato is an advanced level restoration that includes all elements of the Spider Basso plus the following upgrades. Note the package pricing is approximately a 15% savings versus items priced individually. Typical lead times are 4-6 weeks longer than a Spider Basso due to the added detail and preparation.

 

 

 

The Avanzato Package Includes

 

Veloce removal of drive train with complete rebuild of engineForte transmission rebuildReplacement of all critical suspension componentsRefurbish all chromeSeal and gasket packageFull electrical inspection. rebuildPremium exterior paint with advanced preparation and finish work. This includes media blasting to bare metal prior to paint application. and multi-stage wet sanding and buffing. Color change optional at no additional chargeFull Avanti leather seat application including seat backs and head rests with upgraded material and German loop carpetingCloth top standard

 

 




Overview

 

Our full cosmetic and mechanical restoration process is currently being undertaken. and the end result will be simply stunning. Detailed information about what this process entails can be found on our web site. and partially itemized below.

 

The leather upgrade package features premium leather seats and head rests. leather door panels. pulls. accents. and leather rear wings. In keeping with the original theme. choice of vintage premium German loop carpet or Wilton wool is included. The signature Rosso Corsa Ferrari exterior color. with tan caprone leather is one of the most popular combinations ever offered on this model. Other color options can be screened on our web site.

 

Cosmetic Impressions

 

Every Roadster Salon car is completely disassembled prior to paint. Body lines are taught. and new metal is used to repair any imperfections. Media blasting is standard practice on Avanzato and Ultimo level spiders. All are carefully blocked and sanded to a show quality finish. then wet sanded and buffed before being re-assembled. The color combination is ideal for warm climates.

 

We can't say enough about the leather interior upgrade. All key surfaces were covered by hand with premum  leather--cut from the same premium hyde. No color match issues. Workmanship is to a Ferrari/Maserati standard. Bellissimo. Optional leather rear seat is available which can be added for an upcharge. Hand sewn leather dash and center console have been added as part part of the Ultimo interior.

 

Mechanical and Driving Impressions

 

It is a joy to drive a fully sorted classic Italian convertible. Panel fitment is better than when the car came out of the factory. Engine. transmission and suspension are crisp and tight follwing a complete Avanzato rebuild. A custom made contemporary air conditoning system with redesigned heat and ventillation is an available option.  

 

Note All Avanzato level cars have the engine and transmission-out full rebuild. optional on lesser projects.

 

Our goal is not to build a $150K trailer queen. but rather a car that can be casually enjoyed when ever the passion arises. In that regard. our stirring recreations exceed all reasonable expectations. 10/10.

 

Pricing


Roadster salon carefully hand crafts about 30 cars per year. detailed to the specifications of each customer. There recently has been a huge upswing in the classic car market for vintage spiders.

 

However. It is important to note that restored automobiles in general should be built for the love and enjoyment of their owners. They are not hugely profitable endeavors--for the builder or reseller. To value a Roadster Salon Spider along side a used Fiat--or measure by a "car guide" is to miss the point of the car entirely.

 

Considering the quality. workmanship. and warranty. Roadster Salon Spiders are one of the great values in the market today.

 


 

 

 

Features & Options

3-Point Rear Seat Belts

4-Wheel Disc Brakes

5-Speed Manual

Alloy Wheels

Avanti leather

Center Console

Chrome Bumper

Engine out full rebuild

Front Bucket Seats

Leather Upholstery

Leather seats

Lusso Vintage Package

Premium Sound System

Sport Steering Wheel

Tachometer

Transmission Rebuild

Wood Trim

Photo GallerySpider Lusso shown with revised Ferrari style hand fabricated aluminum fasciaFewer than 50 of these limited edition models will ever be built. Car shown with standard Lusso wheelsSpider Lusso shown with upgraded custom made 15" Fiat Dino wheelsSide profile of Lusso with standard wheelsLusso version built to Avanzato standard is our best valueDoes not get any more beautifulFerrari Rosso Corsa Red with light tan interior. Other photos show same exterior with Ferrari Saddle interiorRide height comparison between standard spider and Lusso modelSide profile--Dino wheels are stunningClose up of hand fabricated Aluminum Ferrari-style grille workAvailable in automatic or five speed manual transmission!Lusso standard grille pictured versus Ultimo grillevery aggressive stancechrome upper and lower grille fascia complements our custom chrome front bumperbeautiful from any anglesimply stunningLusso rear treatment with late 60\'s style chrome bumpersincredible attention to detailJust lovelyPininfarina design at its finestprofile shows European sourced 15" Abarth style wheelscustom suspension returns car to original ride heightLusso is truly a unique hand built conceptretail paint work alone nearly $15K on each carcustom cloth top is a lusso featureready to show or be enjoyed dailygorgeous!ride and handling improved from standard versionElegant and Luxuriousall this and a warranty too!Outstanding transformationpick your interior color--original Ferrari saddle material now available!Shown in real "rosso corsa" Ferrari redchrome mirror gives even more 60\'s flavorsexy rear viewclose-up of Lusso-Abarth wheelAll interior colors and leather grades can be custom selected. Lusso shown in Ferrari saddleoverhead view of interior with Ultimo upgrades. Incredible!Roadster Salon interior work is the envy of the industry. Full leather Ultimo interior. shown in Pininfarina. Lusso comes with document satchel embroidered with Lusso car number. Optional momo wheelUltimo leather premium interior in progress. All Lussos can be upgraded to full leather status. Notice hand stitched dash and center console! Car features upgraded German loop carpets. Ultimo hand stitched dash with chrome gauge upgradeUltimo interior side view in progressseat support frames and bolstering are also improved from stockmedia blasted tub prior to paintfully stripped engine compartmentAvanzato engine rebuild in processAvanzato suspension rebuild in processAvanzato rebuilt rear endAvanzato tub sanitized with bleach then undercoatedAvanzato rear end rebuild in processAvanzato engine block in processblock close-upAvanzato transmission rebuildrebuilt brake assembly Engine out full rebuild-- ready to install. Recommended for higher mile projects or examples that have been sitting for many years. roadster salon showroom floorRoadster Salon has between 35-40 chassis in stock. ready for your custom build. See our national feature article in Garage Style Magazine!The first page of our feature article!Additional InformationWarranty

Bid with confidence this vehicle is being offered with a Limited Warranty. Please contact us via e-mail to obtain specific information about this warranty.

About Us

 

 

Roadster Salon
Classic Convertible Recreations

About Us

 

Pininfarina designed automobiles have been described as rolling works of art. Like a conservator who restores a classic painting to its original splendor—our artisans take forgotten. road weary Spiders. and return them to a time when they were loved and enjoyed. Our spiders are hand crafted by a team of certified Ferrari mechanics and Italian car specialist. Every chassis is thoroughly screened. refurbished and tested---so that new memories can be built confidently with the turn of a key. Roadster Salon recreates memories of our youth. Simpler times of sunny days. wind in our hair. troubles left behind and a curvy road ahead.


Roadster Salon spiders are the evolution of a classic ideal. built to be enjoyed whenever the passion arises. Our intention is not to make a brand new car. Even our most ambitious projects do not change every nut and bolt. We seek to restore beauty. improve reliability. and retain practicality. Roadster Salon Spiders are meant to be driven and enjoyed. not just shipped from show to show.

 

We currently offer four models intended to fit the needs of most customers. From the austere Classico. the high value Basso. premium Avanzato model. to the exotic Ultimo--each package offers superior value for the dollar. Every car can be built to suit the needs and tastes of individual clients. New offerings like the Lusso package and Spider Corsa provide even further inspiration. Custom features. options and color selections are yours to decide. The process is interactive. You dream it. we build it.

 

 

 

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In our changing marketplace. internet sales have become a vital component to
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Internet car sales can take several forms. such as online classifieds and
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We have represented over 1000 fine automobiles on the
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Only the most fully sorted pre-owned vehicles in our inventory are presented
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Winning bidder must contact us within 24 hours of auction end. and make arrangements for payment at that time. A 10% deposit is due within 24 hours of end of auction. The remainder is due within 5 days of auction end. If no contact is made within 24 hours we reserve the right to re-list the vehicle. sell it to the next high bidder. or sell it otherwise. Most banks and credit unions do not finance vehicles older than 1995 or with more than 100K miles. Make sure if financing that your financial institution accepts the year and miles of this vehicle before bidding. Please arrange financing prior to bidding.
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