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EBay exotic: 1972 Fiat 850 Sport Spider

Tue, 14 Jun 2011

Exotic might be a strong term for a Fiat, but when’s the last time you saw a nice 850 Spider?

Our friends at Bring a Trailer spotted this gem on eBay Motors in what appears to be surprisingly good condition, particularly since these little Italian roller skates turned to dust upon contact with any form of moisture.

The year and Sport moniker indicate that this is the more powerful, revised 850 delivering 52 hp from its rear-mounted 903-cc I4.

Your author spent a delightful afternoon behind the wheel of a Fiat 850 Spider in northern New Mexico, and I’ll attest to the fact that this is the quintessential example of a slow car that’s fun to drive fast.

Near Abbeville, La.? Fortunately, neither are we, but you can afford to have a truck collect your Fiat since the Buy it Now price is just $2,650. Check out the listing on Bring a Trailer for more.

By Andrew Stoy