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Award-winning 1980 Fiat 124 2000 Spider


For the 1980 model year, Fiat offered its 124 2000 Spider with the buyer’s choice of carbureted or fuel-injected 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine. Pick of the Day is one of those 1980 Fiat 124 2000 Spiders, and an award-winning one at that, equipped with the fuel-injected powerplant.

According to this immaculate car’s advertisement on ClassicCars.com, the Spider has undergone some effective suspension upgrades, including lowered springs, Koni shocks, Chromadora wheels, new A-arms, rear links, etc., all within the last 6,000 miles.

Award-winning 1980 Fiat 124 2000 Spider | ClassicCars.com Journal
The car at a show

Other changes include exhaust, rebuilt engine and differential, new timing belt and idler, new water pump, master cylinder and booster.

The result, says the private seller in Mount Gilead, Ohio, is a car that, “is a blast to drive. Go-Kart handling with the power to make it interesting.”

Award-winning 1980 Fiat 124 2000 Spider | ClassicCars.com Journal
The engine

Interesting, and impressive, what with the car winning Judge’s Choice honors (against all marques) at the Mid-Ohio Vintage Concours, where it was runner-up for People’s Choice.

The asking price is $14,500, which the seller says is “less than some experts have recommended.”

Award-winning 1980 Fiat 124 2000 Spider | ClassicCars.com Journal

The sale includes “many boxes of good parts,” the seller adds, “plus spare windshield, front bumper, radiator, rare spare OEM ignition switches, etc.”

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


  1. Hi I came across your fiat for dale on the net, I live in Australia but have imported 2 fiats from the us in the past.
    My email is [email protected] need to ask you a few questions as obviously I can’t inspect it.thans


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