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Fiat : Other Lusso

Sale price: $59,490.00 make an offer

Car location: United States
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Manufacturer: Fiat
Model: Other
Year: 1981
Type: Convertible
Color: Gray
Mileage: 37,984
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Interior Color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Fiat : Other Lusso for sale

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DESCRIPTION vehicle overviewSPECIFICATIONS vehicle detailsPHOTO GALLERY vehicle imagesOTHER additional informationPRINT this listingFiat California Spider with Lusso package only 38K original mi February deliveryRoadster Salon3620 Edison PlaceUnit ARolling Meadows. IL 60008Call Us Today!(847) 769-7880Ask ForRayAsk Us A QuestionYear: 1981Make: FiatModel: OtherVIN: zfaas00b3b8184295Stock Number: 2214Mileage: 37984Transmission: ManualEngine: 4 Cylinder. 2. 0 LExterior Color: GrayInterior Color: TanTitle: ClearVehicle

Attention Spider Enthusiasts! Do not confuse this listing with any other spider on Ebay.  This is a February yet to be fully completed. nbsp;from the acclaimed Roadster Salon. 5sp manual transmission on this chassis. Final color exterior and interior combination can still be selected!


This lovely Spider is fully sorted. and the restoration work is warantied.


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 five 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.


Car pictured is recent completion to same specifications. VIN number ZFAAS00B3B8184295 for proposed car. California ultra low mile chassis.


We have a second rust free chassis in automatic-- available for this project 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.



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 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 by artisan craftsmen to the highest practical standard. faithful to the original example. All mechanical work completed by certified Ferrari mechanics. 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.



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.





Fiat California Spider Avanzato            $ 39. 95

Lusso Package                                         $    9995

California chassis premium                    $   9500


total list                                                    $59. 90. 00




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 Grigio Ferro Metallic Ferrari exterior color. with Saddle Ferrari leather is a stunning combination reminicent of classic Ferrari convertible models from the 1960's. 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/Masterati standard. Bellissimo. Car has an optional leather rear seat available which can be added for an upcharge. Standard rear seat is vinyl. Hand sewn leather dash and center console have been added as an option.



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 whenever the passion arises. In that regard. our stirring recreations exceed all reasonable expectations. 10/10.




Roadster salon carefully hand crafts about 30 cars per year. exclusively 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.



What are the features of 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


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


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 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

4-Wheel Disc Brakes

5-Speed Manual

Alloy Wheels

Avanzato restoration (see web site)

Center Console

Chrome Bumper


Front Spoiler

Leather seats

Nardi wood upgrades

Rear-Wheel Drive

Wood Trim

limited edition Lusso model

Photo GalleryStunning photo in Ferrari Grigio paint with Ferrari saddle leather beautiful color combinationsee our Lusso in red. also on Ebayclassic Ferrari 1960\'s lookLusso bumpers and grillelower ride height with Lusso suspension big improvement versus stocklovely from any angleblack cloth top a nice touch with black dash and complementary tan interiorone of our nicest effortsNardi wheel upgrade shownInterior shown with Ferrari saddle colored leatherleather door panel and pullsdoor panel with optional black carpetsseats are completely rebuilt for added comfort and supportbeautiful finish workAvanzato interior with leather console upgradeInterior shown with indoor lightingOptional lighter color tan shown with tan carpetsadditional view of lighter tanupgraded wood dash with chrome gaugesleather map pockets with speakersAvanzato engine out rebuildrefurbished engine blockmeticulous detailfully rebuilt engine on hoisttransmission out rebuildrear end rebuilt with incredible attention to detailexterior stripped to bare metal prior to paintengine compartment in preparationinterior tub is stripped. sanitized. then coated with sound dampening and rust inhibiting materialsuperb detailRoadster salon chassis storageLusso Abarth wheelsRoadster Salon showroomRecent National Magazine article on Roadster SalonAdditional InformationWarranty

This vehicle is being sold as is. where is with no warranty. expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description. authenticity. genuineness. or defects herein. and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness. imperfection. defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle. and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgement solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.

About Us



Roadster Salon
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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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