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  • Fiat 124 Spider CS1 1978 (S) Blue Light

    Description

    This Fiat 124 CS1 Spider - Chassis No: 124CS1-0141606 was supplied new by Fiat dealer Brea Sports Cars Incorporated of Brea, Orange County, California, USA and delivered to its first lady owner a Miss Jill Elkim of Tarzana, Los Angeles, California and registered on 6th October 1978.

    It is finished in its original colour scheme of Fiat Light Metallic Blue with Beige vinyl seats and trim, Blue Carpets, New Beige Soft Top, 1756cc Twin Cam engine, 5 Speed Manual Gearbox, original Fiat Steering Wheel, period AM/FM Radio and Steel wheels with Chrome hub caps.

    The car was remained in her ownership until early 1990 when it was sold and imported to the UK and registered here as BLE 482S on 17th August 1990 and the total mileage covered at that time was 84,397 Miles. It was subsequently sold by Fiat 124 specialist DTR Sportscars to its first owner in Barnes, London, SW13 on 28th August 1990 and he kept the car for 8 years before it was sold to the current owner in 1998 who has now owned the car for 22 years!

    The car was regularly serviced by DTR until 2008 and there are lots of invoices in the file for various works but it was hardly used from 2009 through to 2014 and was then put in storage until last year. Between 2008 and 2019 it has only covered just over 2,000 miles and it has now covered a believed genuine 120,399 miles from new.

    There is the odd paint blemish on the car, but nothing drastic and overall the bodywork is really very nice. The underside is totally rust free being an ex-Californian car and the interior trim is actually pretty good and commensurate with its age. The original Beige vinyl hood was serviceable but not in great condition, so we are having a new roof fitted. The chrome work is all very good as are the chrome hub caps.

    Overall this is a lovely car and mechanically excellent and it really does drive exceptionally well. It does come with its original Fiat Service book and Drivers Handbook, original Keys - 2 sets, a binder full of invoices + a copy of the sales article and road test report in Classic & Sports Car magazine from April 1990 when it was being sold by DTR Sportscars.

    Upon sale the car will come with a new MOT, pre-sales service and our own 6 Month Mechanical Warranty which can be upgraded and extended if required. It is of course MOT and Road Tax exempt.

    NB: Classic Chrome Ltd make every effort to ensure that the information in this advertisement is accurate and all statements as to provenance and condition are given as opinions only. When describing any car that is more than 20 years old, we sometimes have to rely on the car’s history file and any information provided by the previous owner(s). This information in passed on in good faith and is therefore not purported to be a statement of fact. Any prospective purchaser must satisfy themselves as to the condition and fitness for use of the vehicle. This does not affect your statutory rights.

    Car on display @ our showrooms in Mortlake, SW London.

    Specification

    • Type -

      Convertible

    • Year -

      1978

    • Basic colour -

      Blue Light

    • Colour name -

      Metallic

    • Transmission -

      Manual

    • Orientation -

      Left Hand Drive

    • Trim -

      Vinyl

    • Wheels -

      Steel

    £ 15,695


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