Avanzato model, leather & options can still be selected
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Avanzato model, leather & options can still be selected for sale
Attention Spider Enthusiasts! Do not confuse this listing with any other spider on Ebay. This is a February delivery. yet to be fully completed. nbsp;from the acclaimed Roadster Salon.
Five speed manual transmission. Rare rust free Texas example. 1983 vintage with Pininfarina badges. Very limited production.
This lovely Spider is fully sorted. and the restoration work is under warranty. Final interior leather color may still be selected prior to delivery. Air conditioning. heated seats and other popular options on our website can added.
Car pictured is recent completion to Avanzato specifications. 1983 model has desirable Pininfarina badging. Fewer of these 83-85 models were sold in the US than Ferrari or Maserati during the same time frame. Built by Pininfarina rather than Fiat. they feature improved build quality and better materials.
About Roadster Salon
Since 1999. Roadster Salon has been the Premier restorer of Fiat / Pininfarina spiders in the US. Typically. our cars are built to order from our selection of donor inventory. Each car is lovingly restored to a high standard. 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 up to three months. 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 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
Interior upgrade 3. 95
Chassis premium per web site 5. 00
total list $ 48. 90
Options such as Ultimo A/C. Navigation and various other upgrades can be priced and added. as shown on our web site.
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.
While not included in our base price. the upgraded leather packages should be considered. Our top high-end interior features premium leather seats. head rests. leather door panels. accents. leather rear wings. hand made leather dash. visors. leather upper and lower console. In keeping with the original theme. vintage premium German loop carpets are included.
The signature Azzurra Blue exterior color. with tan is one of the most popular combinations ever offered on this model. It was the signature marketing combination for the 83-85 model years.
Every Roadster Salon car is completely disassembled prior to paint. Body lines are taught. and new metal is used to repair any imperfections. Bead blasting is standard practice on cars without original paint. 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 our leather interior upgrades. Hand crafted by true artisans. these interiors have no equal. All key surfaces are covered by hand with premum leather. sourced from the same supplier that provides leather to Bentley. Each component is cut from matching hydes. No color match issues. Workmanship in same class as Ferrari-Maserati. Bellissimo. Car is available with an optional leather rear seat. which can be added for an upcharge.
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. A custom made contemporary air conditoning system is an available option.
While all Roadster Salon cars are held to a rigid mechanical standard. note this particular car has the engine out full rebuild option.
Our goal is not to build a $100K 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.
Roadster Salon carefully hand crafts about 35 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. Typical projects take between 300-500 man hours of labor to complete.
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.
What is a Spider Basso?
Firstly. our Spider restorations typically fall into two categories. Basso. and Avanzato (basic and advanced) Roadster Salon carefully selects candidates for restoration that are already in good overall condition. and meet our critical standards. Cars that require complete top to bottom rehabilitation are set aside for parts use only. Spider Basso models are re-painted in their original color. A color change is optonal at an addtional $2500.
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 base price is $39. 90. Ultimo base price is $57. 95.
Here is a Basso feature summary :
Fully disassembled prior to paintall 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 CosmeticsInterior 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 deliveryrefurbish fuel system including gas tank. fuel filter. fuel pump. fuel linesclean / refurbish fuel injection system
Engine/Cooling/Transmissiontiming 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/Brakesinspect 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 checkon road itemsseat beltswipershead lights/brake lights/turn signalspower windowsmisc electrical200 mile road test on completion/shake down period prior to delivery
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 IncludesVeloce 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
Features & Options
Engraved VIN Codes
Interior Hood Release
Leather Steering Wheel
Premium Sound System
Sport Steering Wheel
factory air conditioningPhoto Gallerylovely from any angleStunning three-quarter viewSide profile accentuates the beautiful curves of the Pininfarina design. Premium paint cars are media blasted to bare metal before refinishing. Azzurra Blue was the flagship color for Pininfarina in 1983-84Azzurra Spider resplendent lakeside. timeless beautyAll Roadster Salon spiders feature the replacement of all critical wear items like brakes. tires and suspension componentsFor a list of the mechanical and cosmetic items replaces and refurbish in our standard restoration please refer back to our ad or websitefeatured car has a five speed manual transmission---automatic version is availablefront view highlights the aggressive stancerear view Roadster Salon paint work is only undertaken following full dis-assembly of all trim. doors and hood. Our cars are a turn key experience. just wash it and enjoyask your project consultant about our exclusive warrantyRoadster salon offers numerous finish options. as well as contemporary upgrades like heated seats. power windows. and redesigned a/cclassic "double bubble" hood covers the Lampedi designed twin overhead cam four cylinder masterpieceCromodora alloy wheels are also refurbished before mounting new Pirelli tires (based on availability)Roadster Salon spiders are true classics than can be enjoyed daily if desiredtremendous valuecould be yours!glimpse of the classic cockpitdoor and panel fitment is superior than typically shipped from factoryconvertible top shown in optional cloth versus standard vinylsecond "top-up" viewthird view of the car top up--putting it down requires only an instant!Full leather interior with optional custom leather document satchel. Notice leather stitched dash and center consolephoto of premium full leather interior mid-process. Ferrari Saddle is color shownadditional photo of premium full interior being installed. Classic Nardi wood wheel featuredinterior upgrade shownclose up of burled walnut veneer glove boxaluminum gauge bezelsnardi steering wheel upgrade mounted on custom hubCustom interior upgrade featuring burled wood detailsaluminum cup holder optionleather seats are fully refurbished including seat frames and all cushions. Picture shows light tan leather optionCaprone light tan leather is shown hereRoadster salon seats are full leather--this includes head rests. upper and lower bolsters as well as seat backs. side view of standard Avanzato leather interiorcar tub stripped and in preparation. with protective coating being appliedengine compartment being detaileddetail of brake and suspension components in preparationengine block detailengine parts in preparation for re-assemblyAvanzato engine rebuidcompleted engine on stand ready to installhigh performance custom air intake optionAbarth braking optionone of Roadster Salon\'s national awardsOur Chicago showroomFront cover of latest national magazine article on Roadster salonWe maintain an inventory of 30-40 spiders year roundFront page teaser of national feature articleAdditional InformationWarranty
Bid with confidence this vehicle is being offered with a Limited Warranty from Roadster Salon Classic Convertible Recreations. As a full restoration. it is listed as a certified pre-owned car. Please contact us via e-mail to obtain specific information about this warranty.About Us
Classic Convertible Recreations
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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Fee and Tax Information: * Within two days of the conclusion of the transaction. a 10% deposit is required. issued by certified funds. These may take the form of
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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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If you are not sure about something. please ask! Do not assume anything not listed or photographed is included such as floor mats. tire jacks. spare tires. tools. manuals. extra keys. We reserve the right to cancel bids for excessive negative feedback. We reserve the right to end the listing if the vehicle is no longer available for sale.
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PLEASE ONLY BID WHAT YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY. IF THE RESERVE IS NOT MET. WE MAY CONTACT THE HIGH BIDDER TO OFFER THE SECOND CHANCE OPTION.
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