New Spider owners oblivious to the original 124 Spider.

Discuss everything about the "new" 124 Spider here! The good, bad and ugly, anything goes. But keep it clean please!
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v6spider
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New Spider owners oblivious to the original 124 Spider.

Postby v6spider » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:08 pm

I've driven by several new spider owners and not one of them recognizes or acknowledges the classic 124 Spider. I doubt the even know what it is..At any rate, I find it quite humorous.. maybe mine is too modified. Lol 8)

Rob

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Re: New Spider owners oblivious to the original 124 Spider.

Postby johndemar » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:16 am

Guess it's because we know our cars and assume others would as well, at least those driving the same marque.

When FIAT first returned to the states I drove my spider to the dealer and didn't receive a single comment, and my car looks pretty good for being 40+ years old.

I've only noticed a couple of new spiders on the road out here, so I question how well they're selling.
76 Fiat 124 Spider
One owner since July 20, 1976
Amadio Motor, Jeannette, PA

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Re: New Spider owners oblivious to the original 124 Spider.

Postby spidernut » Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:23 pm

We got lots of attention at the Fiat dealership when we brought our car club to the unveiling of the new 124!
John G.
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Re: New Spider owners oblivious to the original 124 Spider.

Postby v6spider » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:42 pm

I tell ya... people think my car is a sunbeam tiger because of the v6 that sounds like a v8 and has a big cam in it. If i received a dollar for every time someone asked me that I'd be rich! :mrgreen:

Cheers!
Rob

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Re: New Spider owners oblivious to the original 124 Spider.

Postby jandarah » Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:33 pm

Here in Australia, FCA Australia don't advertise the new Spider anywhere, so it seems. They don't seem to give a damn and are more interested in the Chrysler and Jeeps etc. As far as new owners recognizing the old Spiders, most would not be aware of its existence. They never sold RHD versions, so the only ones here, like mine, were privately imported and converted. They are a pretty rare beast out here.

John
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First Fiat: 1970 124 sedan 1970 - 1976
Then horse float towing vehicles up to present.
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1970 124BC coupe; 1756cc with twin Weber 40 IDF's, used for sprinting

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Re: New Spider owners oblivious to the original 124 Spider.

Postby Jimb » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:49 pm

jandarah wrote:Here in Australia, FCA Australia don't advertise the new Spider anywhere, so it seems. They don't seem to give a damn and are more interested in the Chrysler and Jeeps etc. As far as new owners recognizing the old Spiders, most would not be aware of its existence. They never sold RHD versions, so the only ones here, like mine, were privately imported and converted. They are a pretty rare beast out here.

John


But can you not just drive them without having to convert? I ask that because I saw another Volumex for sale in New Zealand a couple of years ago and it was still left hand drive.

Jim


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