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1979 Fiat 124 Spider: Not Fixed Again By Tony

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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.

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Illustration for article titled 1979 Fiat 124 Spider: Not Fixed Again By Tony

Look, a complete Fiat Twin Cam! Someone needs to swap this into a Miata.

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Illustration for article titled 1979 Fiat 124 Spider: Not Fixed Again By Tony

The old San Francisco neighborhood parking permit shows that this car managed to survive on the street thanks to excellent maneuverability and small parking footprint. Why did it get junked? Most likely cause: thousands of dollars in street-sweeping parking tickets made it too costly to get out of the DPT's impound yard.

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bugattatra - parallel double-park that muthafucka sideways

I recently scored this running, complete, rust-free '74 on CL for FREE.

My wife loves it so much she's claimed it for herself, taken to learning how to paint and do upholstery (it's only sore spots, all in all) and even suggested we postpone our yearly vacation in order to fund work on the car.