Anyone heard of this speed shop?

Discussion in 'Discussion Forum' started by carl, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. carl

    carl True Classic

    Location:
    Virginia
  2. motoTrooper

    motoTrooper True Classic

    Seller on the crack pipe again.
     
  3. kmead

    kmead True Classic

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    Michigan
    It does have a set of Revolutions on it. Worth something.
     
  4. carl

    carl True Classic

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    Virginia
    I agree on the wheels but not worth $4,700.
    The guy is somewhat local, maybe I should offer him $300 for the wheels and offer to trailer the rest of the car to the dump for him.
     
  5. kmead

    kmead True Classic

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    Michigan
    Oh be nice. Any 850 that isn’t bending in half is worth looking carefully at. Although not a 4.7k car, it is a possible rebuild candidate.
     
  6. Jeff Stich

    Jeff Stich True Classic

    Location:
    Norco, CA
    "...is Performance Engine with Poets Bros Speed Machine" = It has a bone-stock 903 with a sticker on the valve cover & an old Bayless "Meaner Cleaner" air filter unit.

    "Need a Top And Recover The Seats" = Needs a sh@tload of work AND a new engine lid.

    "The Whole Car Is All Original" = Except for the steering wheel, luggage rack, Revolution wheels, Bayless air filter & the actual YEAR of the car (1972, not 1971).

    "Didn't Try To Start Up Yet. No Title, Will Bill Of Sale. Serious Inquires Only Please. Asking for $4,750." = Non-running, no-title, out-of-state car being sold by a clueless crackhead seller. PASS. :(
     
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  7. Jefco

    Jefco It goes WHICH way?

    Location:
    Portland OR
    if it has a Maryland '86 plate, why would it matter that it has the PA '81 inspection sticker?
     
  8. Mark

    Mark FIATFREAK

    I do rather like the Lancia Stratos steering wheel.
     
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  9. Jeff Stich

    Jeff Stich True Classic

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    Norco, CA
    How can you tell that's an '86 plate? (I can't read the sticker on it)
     
  10. carl

    carl True Classic

    Location:
    Virginia
    The sad part is I want those wheels and who know what will happen to the car. Maybe I'll contact him, offer $300 for the wheels and give him the four scuzzy iron crosses on the 77.
     
  11. JimD

    JimD Waiting for Godot... Moderator

    Location:
    Missouri, USA
    It has two revolutions on it from my point of view. Two is all I can see, been there, done that, got only 3 matching wheels. :rolleyes:
     
  12. motoTrooper

    motoTrooper True Classic

    Good eye, I was wondering if it was one of those.
     
  13. RocketMonkey101

    RocketMonkey101 Daily Driver

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    Los Angeles
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  14. MikeHynes

    MikeHynes True Classic

    Location:
    Goodfield, IL.
    It would be hard to duplicate the Spider for that price, if you wanted a nice Spider, that one would be worth looking at. The coupe on the other hand looks like a Hail Mary pricing attempt. You never know, if you don't ask that much you are probably not going to get that much, but that's a LOT for that car.
     
  15. MikeHynes

    MikeHynes True Classic

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    Goodfield, IL.
    It looks like someone loved that car at some point. You never know what's under that valve cover until you take a look. But $4,750?
     
  16. Jefco

    Jefco It goes WHICH way?

    Location:
    Portland OR
    I read the sticker. (24" monitor)
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2018
  17. Jeff Stich

    Jeff Stich True Classic

    Location:
    Norco, CA
    Hey, this is my old car! :D Chassis #100GBS0045944.

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    I can tell it is by specific "early" parts I put on it (door panels, arm rests, dash grab handle, lowback seats, custom black carpet kit, clear front turn lenses) & other parts I deleted (sunvisors & bumper overriders). It still has the red/white "Mille Miglia" decal on the passenger-side lower corner of the windshield, but it looks like the "Bertone Club France" & "Abarth Campione Del Mondo" window decals, the early stainless-steel wiper arms & the vintage Talbot Jr. door mirror have gone awol since the repaint. Same for the firewall VIN tag in the engine bay, & the stock radiator fan & shroud. :(

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    After 15+ years of me hearing "When are you gonna paint that thing?", it's nice to see it all spruced up & shiny (except that white pinstriping...WHY???). Sold it in 2008 to a friend-of-a-friend, who resold it shortly afterwards (ARGH). LOTS of So. Cal. 850 history in this car, including the old Rear Engine Fiat Club annual Furst Swapmeets:

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    Last edited: Sep 10, 2018
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  18. Jeff Stich

    Jeff Stich True Classic

    Location:
    Norco, CA
    I bought this car from a Wilmington, CA junkyard sales lot back in '92-'93. It was a barely-running basket-case of a car with the usual battery tray & front rocker panel corner rust spots, but had an otherwise SOLID no-rust floorpan & body (which is WHY I rescued it). It remained in solid condition the entire 15+ years I owned it, & I suspect it's been garaged since I sold it in late 2008. For someone looking to NOT have to deal with rust issues on an 850 Spider, from my perspective this is (still) a very good candidate. :)
     

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