Its a rare little car since with only 1133 of the 2.0 Spiders built as can be seen below.
I have some parts left, the big one is the motor. It came out of a running car that was wrecked when hit in the rear. I had planned on putting this motor into my car if I ever broke my motor or rebuild this motor at my leisure and put it in my car if my car ever needed a motor. Its a 2.0 Litre motor and its complete, all anxilleries are there, alternator, starter, water pump, carburetors. Motor has had the distributor removed since I took the best parts from both distributors to make a great one for my car, I still have the distributor of course but it will need parts to reassemble (easily acquired at Superformance). As you can see it is in as-pulled from the car condition still with its transmission attached, no idea on the condition of the clutch but its there.
I know nothing about this motor except that it was running and the previous owner told me it ran well. Its a great starting point for a rebuild or just use as-is if you feel like risking it (I was going to).
Comes with the custom stand on casters.
Mike 805-448-0318 firstname.lastname@example.org
Is it a FIAT Spider or Spyder ? The facts are, that it is Spider and not Spyder because of an official statement by National Federation of Body makers in 1924 in Milan (Italy), that declared the word to be written that way. The "y" was not in the Italian alphabet since it was a fascist and nationalist period. It's, as you know, the equivalent for "roadster", "speedster" or "two-seater". Spyder comes from a kind of horse-cab manufactured by Holmes in Dublin (Ireland), developing an idea born in GB in 1860 as a mix of the Tilbury-type cab (two seats, two wheels) with the phaeton (four seats). Holmes named his cabs " Spyders ", as they resembled " Spiders " for their large and light wheels and the body (very light) suspended among them. The Spyder had two "main" seats (with a "cabriolet" cover)+ 2 "emergency" seats on the rear, for the "valets". So, when that decision was taken in 1924, they thought to oppose to "Anglicanism" but, as a matter of fact, they "corrected" Mr. Holmes! This was written by John Hertzman and posted to the Alfa-Digest.