Available for auction is this restored 1958 Fiat 1200 TV Spyder finished in red over a black leather interior with white piping. Created as a more powerful answer to the 1100 TV Spyder, the 1200 TV Spyder debuted in 1957 and featured the 1.2L four-cylinder engine, which sent up to 55 HP to the rear wheels through a four-speed manual transmission. This example was a long-term one-owner car until being purchased by a collector in New York, who reportedly oversaw a full restoration. It is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Massachusetts.
This Fiat is finished in red and rides on its original chrome rims dressed in BF Goodrich Silvertown Radial Wide Whitewall tires from 2017. As part of the restoration, the car was repainted, the rims were refinished, the undercarriage was refinished and rust-proofed, new exterior chrome was applied, and a new canvas top replaced the old example. Detailed images are provided in the gallery.
The restored interior is complete with new out-swinging black leather seats, door panel trim, dash trim, roof trim, chrome brightwork, carpeting, a Nardi steering wheel, and a retro-style Bluetooth radio with hidden speakers. Additionally, all of the rubber trim and molding have been replaced and all gauges, electronics, and accessories are reported to be working properly. The original steering wheel accompanies the sale.
This Fiat 1200 TV Spyder is powered by a 1.2L four-cylinder engine that sends up to 55 HP to the rear wheels through a four-speed manual transmission. The restoration included an engine reseal, carburetor and brake booster rebuilds, new suspension, new wheel hubs, brake booster lines, and all new fluids. The seller notes that they replaced the battery and performed an oil change during the summer of 2022.
This sale will include a clean title, owner's manuals, a parts book, a spare tire, the original steering wheel, and several keys, including the original key fob.