April 2, 2009

Fiat 124 Spider

Spotted here in State College today was this circa 1972 Fiat 124 Spider. As would be expected of a Fiat, particularly in this part of the country, it has some rot in the body. The bottom of the rear fenders are looking a little lumpy, but all it all, a fairly presentable driver. Good to see the old chrome bumper Spiders still out there. 
The original style bumpers and door handles really help show off the classic Pininfarina lines. It even looks good with the top up. Compare that to an MGB.

Arched rear fender lines are trademark of designer Tom Tjaarda who also penned the DeTomasso Pantera.


Ian S said...

Compare that to an MGB? I may or may not be brand bias here, but but an MGB of the same year is better looking. ...and would rather push an MG than to drive a FIAT ;)

I. R. Rothwell said...

Ehhh, I'm not saying the MG is a bad looking car, but I really think the Fiat is better looking. As far as arguing the reliablity of an MG vs. a Fiat.... ha, well...