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Spider 2000

Post by jgosselin » Tue Nov 01, 2005 10:09 am

Just looking for clarification....my 1982 Spider 2000 has a plate on the glove box door that says "Pininfarina 2000" however all other emblems (hood, trunk, side body) just say Fiat.

I notice the member photos on this site state "Pininfarina" and / or "Azzura" connected with Spider 2000 models. What does this all mean? What's the difference, how many of various models were made, and where does my car fit in?


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Post by Mike Greer » Tue Nov 01, 2005 7:48 pm

The spider 2000's had the pininfarina 2000 plaque on the glove box. Up until 1983 these were still all Fiat Spiders. All the spider bodies, even the 124 Sport Spiders were made by Pininfarina, notice the "f" logo on the badge on the side of your car. In 1983 when Fiat quit marketing the cars Pininfarina picked them up and changed them to Spider Azzura's, there were a number of badges used during those years up to 1985 when production ended.

Production numbers are a guess at best but 1978 and 1979 were the big production years. Numbers by year are available and would be close. By 1982 sales were slumping badly and the spider was turned over to Pininfarina during that year.

One of the guys has a web page that addresses the spider evolution in more detial, I just don't remember where to find it. There are a couple of good books out on spider history, "Fiat & Abarth 124" by Tipler and "Twin Cam Italia" by Ward.

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Post by mbouse » Tue Nov 01, 2005 8:45 pm

Welcome to the fun world of I-car ownership!

Chris Obert puts out one heck of a history book as well. It also has many technical tips that alone are worth the price to get the book. This book can be found at www.fiatplus.com and I highly recommend it for anyone with an interest in easy-to-read I-car history.

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Post by ghoztdawg » Wed Nov 02, 2005 10:44 pm

There is a brief history of FIAT 124 production here: http://www.mongrelmotorsports.homestead.com/Fiat.html
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