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1971 Fiat 850

Spider
Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2021
Thursday, 17 June - Saturday, 19 June 2021
$6600
Sale Price
No
Reserve
17 June 2021
Sold Date
71
Lot Number
#3-
Enthusiast restoration
Barrett-Jackson
Auction House
Chassis no. 100GBS10100655. Red over black. 843/46hp, 4-speed, hub caps, narrow whitewalls, older aftermarket stereo. Represented with a white hardtop.

Evaluation: Dull and badly pitted front bumper. Cheap respray with orange peel in spots. Cracked taillight lenses, both of them. Light restoration work underneath and a reasonably clean engine bay. Decent upholstery but the steering wheel rim is cracked, plus the woodgrain dash is cracking and missing a couple of screws. A charming little convertible, but nothing to be too proud of.

Bottom Line: Not fast but lots of fun and wearing a handsome Bertone body, this Fiat is a lot of car for $6600. It’s the kind of thing you could drive around, wrench on and spiff up a bit, and then sell on without losing any money. It’s a low risk, high reward little sports car and one of the few clear bargains at this auction.

by Andrew Newton
22 June 2021
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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