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1983 Pininfarina Azzurra

Base Convertible
Mecum Tulsa 2022
Thursday, 9 June - Saturday, 11 June
$7,150
Sale Price
No
Reserve
9 June 2022
Sold Date
T54
Lot Number
#3
Visually Maintained, Largely Original
Mecum Auctions
Auction House
Chassis number ZFRAS00B4D5502877. Red over tan cloth. 1995/102hp, 5-speed, Speedline wheels, aluminum radiator, air conditioning, original Clarion cassette stereo.

Evaluation: Showing 42,590 miles and looks to have had a mostly easy life. The original paint and brightwork are faded and scratched but not ugly, and the cloth top is a clean recent replacement. The interior is lightly worn to match the age and miles but not bad. The engine bay is fairly dirty but complete and looks to have been maintained. Same story with the chassis and wheels. All understandable since these have never been worth enough to restore or really pamper.

Bottom Line: This is a somewhat rare Pininfarina Azzurra, which is essentially a Fiat 124 Spider by another name, and sold by Pininfarina in North America for a few years after Fiat retired the model. This is downright cheap top-down Italian motoring, and even if it does have (probably electric) issues that need fettling, the new owner is so little into this car that they can fix just about everything without getting underwater. It’s refreshing to see a fun car bought for cheap.

by Andrew Newton
16 June 2022
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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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