1968 Fiat 850
Sale price: $11,000.00 make an offer
Sale type: Fixed price listing
Technical specifications, photos and description:
The body is straight and all panels and doors close well. though gaps are uneven as was the case with these cars even when new. Door checks are missing on both sides so care must be taken not to overextend the front doors when open. which I have always been mindful of.
Engine and transmission have been rebuilt by noted Italian car expert Larry Buskirk. All the engine pans are in place and the car is fitted with an ANSA style sport exhaust. Front suspension has also been rebuilt and lowered slightly as these cars always had an ungainly high front ride height.
The car is red over black as it came from factory though it had a decent repaint 20+ years ago. The repaint was a shade darker than the original red as can be seen in some areas like the fuel filler well and part of the front trunk where some of the repaint has come off. However. the overall presentation is one consistent with a well-maintained car of this age. Rubber floor matting has been replaced with black carpet.
No rust of any consequence anywhere. just the usual light surface rust on underside surfaces as you would find even in CA. The underside and wheel wells do have a very old coat of undercoating on much of their surfaces which itself has some overspray from the repaint.
Front seats have been recovered and the correct two widths of piping were recreated. Rear seat has been restitched. but wears its original vinyl. Dash is near perfect. A couple of cracks exists in the top edge interior door window trims and NOS replacements are included. Door glass on both sides rides in new felts. Rear deck has superficial peeling. Headliner. glass and rear view mirror are original and remarkable for that reason alone.
All gauges. lights and column stalks been gone through and work properly. An 850 Spider oil pressure gauge has been mounted under the left side of the dash as Coupe's never came with such. It runs off a dual feed sender so the oil pressure idiot light also functions. Headlights have been retrofitted to European H4 halogens and relayed to the battery.
No radio is installed and the interior panels were never cut for speakers.
The steering wheel is from an 850 Spider. but the original black steering wheel is included.
Car rides on its original steel wheels that have been refinished and wear new tires. Factory hubcaps are shown on one side only. if I can find the other two they will be included. Otherwise. correct repros are available for $40 each from Mr. Fiat (mrfiat. com/italian/fiat/fiat-850/rims/fiat-850-coupe-spider-wheel-cap. html)
A large collection of parts is included. featuring factory service manual. parts book and body parts book. Also notable are a set of hard to find rear bumpers (One new. one clean used) as well as an optional Abarth front chin radiator and a set of NOS front rotors that are unique to this model year. SEE FULL PARTS PHOTOS HERE: imageshack. com/a/nBkl/1TERMS
- Bidders with less than 10 positive ratings will be automatically cancelled unless they contact me first. (Unfortunately. eBay Motors is full of bidders who are just playing around. )- $500 deposit required via PayPal within 24 hours of winning bid. - Full payment required via cashier's check within 72 hours of winning bid. - Title will be mailed to buyer USPS Priority Express upon clearance of funds. - Car must be picked up by buyer or their shipper within 14 days of auction close. Car is in secure indoor storage and I must be present to release it to you or your shipper. (Pickup will not be possible 3/19-21. )
Partial service and restoration history:
DATESERVICEMILEAGE4/27/20164 new tires (Kumho KR26 175/70 R13). mount and balanced. 66. 112/6/2016Back seat cushion re-stitched9/4/2015New left rear brake cylinder and 4 new rear brake shoes11/6/2014Install oil pressure gauge and new OEM sender7/20/2014New front trunk gasket. door window felts1/8/2013Carburetor overhaul (9917569N)10/21/2011Complete engine rebuild.
12/5/2011Front seats reupholstered8/19/2011Replace front bumper7/30/2011Replace rear bumper1/21/2011Complete transmission rebuild65. 211/3/2011Replace starter with new7/17/2009Head torqued. front suspension lubed64. 196/16/2009New side mirror glass gasket4/3/2009New side mirror glass4/1/2009New fuel gauge sender3/16/2009New fuel filler neck hose2/14/2009New EU taillight lenses1/29/2009Gauge cluster cleaned. lubed and odo reset cabled lengthened. 9/27/20084 New Tires (Yokohama AVID T4 185/70 R13). mounted and balanced. 63. 879/1/2008New temp sender7/31/2008Replace clutch. rebuild head. tune-up. 5/28/2008New horn button and shift knob5/14/2008Brake job. 4 wheels. 4/28/2008Rebuild steering box. 2/12/2008Rebuild front suspension. relay headlight circuit to battery. 9/24/2007New rear license plate lamp9/17/2007Recore and test radiator9/10/2007New water pump7/6/2007Abarth exhaust system. 850 Spider steering wheel7/2/2007Replace rear engine mount6/26/2007Rebuild heater and air box6/26/20074 new tires (Bridgestone SE200 175/70 R13) mounted and balanced. 11/2/2004Tune-up11/31/02Master cylinder. front caliper rebuild. clutch cable60. 414/10/2001Tune-up. axle boots. air filter60. 6711/4/19971 new tire (155/80 R13)2/29/1996New battery. oil. lube59. 4811/21/19922 new tires (Yokohama 382 155/80 R13)57. 90
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