Confirmed: Fiat's Miata-Based Roadster Will Be Called 124 Spider

Mazda and Fiat have been cooking up a new roadster based on the 2016 Miata platform for a while now. First it was supposed to be an Alfa Romeo, then it was punted over to Fiat after Alfa decided to make their own roadster. (Apparently Mazda wasn't Italian enough for them.) But now we have an official name for the Fiat… » 3/03/15 9:55am 3/03/15 9:55am

[To protect its windshield from rocks and trees and whatever else you might encounter on a rally in the early '70s, this Fiat Abarth 124 Spider had a sort of ante-windshield made of mesh bolted to the fenders. I have never seen one outside of this press picture. Photo Credit: Fiat] » 9/19/14 12:00am 9/19/14 12:00am

Project Car Hell, Junkyard Fixer-Upper Edition: Fiat Spider, VW Beetle,…

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! I walked into an East Bay self-service junkyard a few weeks back, and look what they had for sale! » 7/18/10 4:30pm 7/18/10 4:30pm

1979 Fiat 124 Spider: Not Fixed Again By Tony

Though we rarely see 124 Spiders on the street nowadays, they are still out there. Here's one that hung on long enough to see five different decades. » 5/09/10 3:00pm 5/09/10 3:00pm

1977 Fiat 124 Sport Spider

Once I found the Fiat Strada, I knew I'd have to be able to find a 124 somewhere on the island. Sure enough, on the same block as the aquamarine '65 Impala, here was this fine example of Italian Malaise. These things used to be quite common on the island (as were MGBs), but... well, you know the rest of that story.
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