We’re quite glad the Fiat Spider is making a comeback. Hopefully it will even come in brown, too.
For once, the American version of an imported car runs stronger than the version sold back in Europe.
I'll warn you in advance that this post is fueled entirely by speculation, my own hopes and dreams, and possibly too much Jalopnik-brand Brefass Scotch-infused eggnog. But it's a follow-up to last week's news that Alfa Romeo is doing their own roadster while Fiat will do theirs with the 2016 Mazda Miata platform.
Welcome to Little Car in the Big City, where I highlight fascinating cars I found walking around a town that is known for being bigger than everything else, but where every car is fighting to stand out: New York, New York.
Last week, the automotive world lost one of its best and brightest minds as Sergio Pininfarina died in Turin, Italy at the age of 85.
Some of you might have wondered where in hell Rocket Surgery Racing found the 1956 Renault 4CV that served as the basis of their Index of Effluency-winning LeMons car. In the conveniently-located Warehouse Of French Hell Project Doom, of course!
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.
Let's say you have a 1983 Pininfarina Spider Azzurra, which is a Fiat 124 built after Fiat handed production over to Pininfarina for a couple years (go here for the story), and you know it's something special. How do you show the world? Why, you convince the world it's actually a Ferrari, by dressing up the Fiat Twin…