Fiat Pininfarina spider Roadster Salon restoration Lusso S2 model mint!
- Location: Rolling Meadows, Illinois, United States
- Make: Fiat
- Model: Other
- SubModel: pininfarina
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1985
- Mileage: 49,040
- VIN: ZFRAS00BXF5505978
- Color: White
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Interior color: Blue
- Vehicle Title: Clear
1985 Fiat Other description
Attention Spider Enthusiasts!Do not confuse this listing with any other spider on Ebay.This is an early Spring 2017 delivery,fromNational Award Winning Roadster Salon. Car built on rust free chassis. 5sp manual transmission standard.
BE ONE OF THE FIRST TO OWN A SERIES 2 LUSSO, COMPLETE WITH ADVANCED RACK AND PINION STEERING, ENGINE UPGRADES, RADICALLY IMPROVED BRAKING, ELECTRICAL REVISIONS AND SPECIAL CHASSIS BRACING FOR IMPROVED HANDLING!
This lovely Pininfarina Spider is fully sorted, and the restoration work has our exclusive warranty. Final exterior and interior leather color may still be selected prior to delivery. Chasssis is currently blue, but can be altered at no charge. Other original chassis and colors are available.
Pininfarina version from 1983-1985 are most prized, and built in the most limited numbers. Fewer of these were made in these three model years than Ferrari or Maserati. Produced exclusively at the Pininfarina factory.
Please note that this is a limited production Lusso S2 model, one of only 50 to be built.
The Lusso package features optional luxury equipment, fuel injection, and the look of vintage spiders from the late 1960"s Fiat Spider 124. Fewer than ten of these special cars are built each year, and all come with a commerative signed number plate and leather binder. Bumpers are cosmetic and do not meet contemporary 5 mph standards.
We have a second rust free California chassis in automatic-- available for this project for late Fall delivery if a manual transmission is not preferred.
This proposed Spider will be built to an Avanzato standard with Lusso S2 appointments, to include premium paint and advanced mechanical work that is optional on lesser models.
Car photographed has standard Lusso wheels. See below a description of our restoration process. This restoration includes all Basso and Avanzato features. Lusso package added, with several Ultmo upgrades.
Our full cosmetic and mechanical restoration process is currently being undertaken, and the end result will be simply stunning. Detailed information about what this process entails can be found on our web site, and partially itemized below.
The Lusso leather upgrade package features premium leather seats and head rests, leather door panels, pulls, accents, and leather rear wings. In keeping with the original theme, choice of vintage premium German loop carpet or Wilton wool is included. The signature Rosso Corsa Ferrari exterior color, with tan caprone leather is one of the most popular combinations ever offered on this model. Other color options can be screened on our web site.
Every Roadster Salon car is completely disassembled prior to paint. Body lines are taught, and new metal is used to repair any imperfections. Media blasting is standard practice on Avanzato and Ultimo level spiders. All are carefully blocked and sanded to a show quality finish, then wet sanded and buffed before being re-assembled. The color combination is ideal for warm climates.Panel fitment is better than when the car came out of the factory.
We can't say enough about our Lusso interior upgrades. All key surfaces were covered by hand with premum leather--cut from the same premium hyde. No color match issues. Workmanship is to a Ferrari/Maserati standard. Bellissimo. Optional leather rear seat is available which can be added for an upcharge.
Mechanical and Driving Impressions
It is a joy to drive a fully sorted classic Italian convertible. Engine start up, and idle feels sharp and lively. Acceleration cruising and braking remind the driver of a contemporary car. All of the car's original endearing personality and character remains, but without the reliability concerns. Just tremendous fun overall.
It is hard to describe the difference between our original Lusso and the S2 version on the road. The advanced proprietary rack and pinion steering has the incredible feel of a much more contemporary car. Chassis bracing gives the Lusso a measure of structural rigidity that no other Spider possesses. Bumpy road surfaces and railroad crossing are no longer a rattle fest. The car's handling is transformed from the original version, and braking is like the best that 2015 has to offer. Simply incredible.
Please note All Avanzato level cars have the engine and transmissions removed and fully rebuilt as part of the package. Basso level restorations have the engines sorted within the bay, with less extensive parts replacement.
Roadster salon carefully hand crafts about 30 cars per year, detailed to the specifications of each customer.There recently has been a huge upswing in the classic car market for vintage spiders.
However, It is important to note that restored automobiles in general should be built for the love and enjoyment of their owners. They are not hugely profitable endeavors--for the builder or reseller. To value a Roadster Salon Spider along side a used Fiat--or measure by a "car guide" is to miss the point of the car entirely.
Our goal is not to build a $150K trailer queen, but rather a car that can be casually enjoyed when ever the passion arises. In that regard, our stirring recreations exceed all reasonable expectations. 10/10.
Considering the quality, workmanship, and warranty, Roadster Salon Spiders are one of the great values in the market today.
The 'Lusso' S2 Edition Features Include:Premium cloth canvas top replaces standard vinylStainless steel European front and rear bumpers with custom mounts15" Spider Europa alloy wheel imported from Germany with high performance low profile tiresChrome package which includes dual vintage mirrors, revised front grille and fasciaUpgraded Avanti leather interior packageUpgraded interior trimDual chrome tipped Ansa exhaust systemNardi Italian wood steering wheel, shift knob and trimEuropean lowering kit w/customLusso suspensionNumbered/signed Lusso plate in engine bay
S2 additions:advanced rack and pinion steeringspecial chassis bracinghigh performance brake upgradeproprietary suspension enhancementselectrical upgrade
THIS CAR INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS PER OUR WEB SITE:
Pininfarina Spider Lusso S2 $ 59,995
Low mile chassis premium $ waived
total $ 59,995
Potential Options:Ultimo Air Conditioning and revised ventilation systemHID headlight system
What is included ? The Lusso S2 starts out as an Avanzato level restoration, and is upgraded from there.
Firstly, our Spider restorations typically fall into three categories.Basso, Avanzato and Ultimo (basic/ advanced/Ultimate)Roadster Salon carefully selects candidates for restoration that arealreadyin good overall condition, and meet our critical standards. Cars that have been severely neglected or have rust issues are set aside for parts use only. Spider Basso models are re-painted in their original color, due to the cost of a proper color change.
All Roadster Salon cars are fully disassembled before paint. Interiors are refurbished, including new upholstery, carpets, door panels and console. A new convertible top is professionally installed.
Please see our web site for a complete list of mechanical items addressed. The Lusso S2 is based on an Avanzato level restoration.
feature summary :
Fully disassembled prior to paintall trim removed, including front and rear bumpersdoors, hood and deck lid removedcar stripped and painted in original colorchrome retouched if necessarysanded and blockedpaint then re-assemblywet sanded/buffed
Interior CosmeticsInterior removed and fully refurbished including all original leather and vinylRemaining surfaces sanitized with anti-bacterial scrubNew carpets, dash, console, door panels, visors, shift bootNew convertible topRe-foam seatsAdditional floor and door sound insulation addedNew Alpine stereo/cd/mp3
Mechanical Fuel deliveryrefurbish fuel system including gas tank, fuel filter, fuel pump, fuel linesclean / refurbish fuel injection system
Engine/Cooling/Transmissiontiming beltmass air flow sensor, 02 sensorrefurbish / replace radiatorthermostattune enginerepair/replace leaking seals/gasketsadjust valves if necessaryinspect wiring harness and ignition componentsrefurbish alternator, starterclutch and transmission refresh
Suspension/Brakesinspect and refurbish front end suspension/steering components such as ball joints, tie rod ends, bushings, upper and lower control arm assemblyreplace brake componentsinspect/replace springs/shock absorbersreplace worn/dry rotted or flat spotted tires
Safety checkon road itemsseat beltswipershead lights/brake lights/turn signalspower windowsmisc electrical200 mile road test on completion/shake down period prior to delivery
The Spider Avanzato (Advanced restoration) upgrade
It is an advanced level restoration that includes all elements of the Spider Basso plus the following additions. Note the package pricing is approximately a 15% savings versus items priced individually. Typical lead times are 4-6 weeks longer than a Spider Basso due to the added detail and preparation.
What's added in the Avanzato package?Veloce removal of drive train with complete rebuild of engineForte transmission rebuildReplacement of all critical suspension componentsRefurbish all chromeSeal and gasket packageFull electrical inspection, rebuildPremium exterior paint with advanced preparation and finish work. This includes media blasting to bare metal prior to paint application, and multi-stage wet sanding and buffing.Color change optional at no additional chargeFull Avanti leather seat application including seat backs and head rests with upgraded material and German loop carpetingCloth top standard
About Roadster Salon
Since 1999, Roadster Salon is the Premier restorer of Fiat / Pininfarina spiders in the US. Our cars are built to order by artisan craftsmen from our selection of donor inventory. Each car is lovingly restored to a high standard, and faithful to the original example. Customers may select options to tailor their car to specific tastes.
Further details about Roadster Salon Classic Convertible Recreations can be reviewed on our web site. The build process generally takes 12-16 weeks, and there is currently a waiting list. Consequently, nearly all our cars are built to order, and only a scant few are available for sale each year to the general public that were not pre-ordered.
Roadster Salon currently maintains the largest selection of Fiat and Pininfarina chassis' ready for restoration in the North America (and possibly the World). Please contact us about your interest in a project more custom tailored to your specific needs.Lusso document satchel made from interior leather