Nice looking 2L Spider at Dorotheum

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HugoHarris
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Nice looking 2L Spider at Dorotheum

Post by HugoHarris » Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:05 am

https://www.dorotheum.com/en/l/6836416/
Does anyone know this car? It looks generally nice to my eye, though there are one or two things that are obviously wrong.
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Re: Nice looking 2L Spider at Dorotheum

Post by Argonaut » Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:55 pm

Hi Hugo,

I know this car; it was just coming out of the restauration. And I do know the guy who did the restauration for the seller.

In general, I would say... for this price... it is hard to find a better early 2000 spider.

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Re: Nice looking 2L Spider at Dorotheum

Post by HugoHarris » Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:14 pm

It certainly looks absolutely stunning. In my opinion this is one of the best colours on a Spider. On first sight the rear badging and a couple of other cosmetic details looked wrong to my eye but I am no expert on early Spiders so my comment may be unwarranted. I hope it attracts the sale price it deserves.
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Re: Nice looking 2L Spider at Dorotheum

Post by Tobi » Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:15 pm

Major drawback to me is the interior. It's pretty nice work and fine leather, but those cars never looked like this when new. That's a problem with many otherwise good restaurations. I think, this is overrestoring.

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Re: Nice looking 2L Spider at Dorotheum

Post by Ribolla_67 » Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:30 am

The spider was sold for 159,800.- Euro plus 15% fee.
It seems that the buyer liked the restauration work and the early dashboard and did not care about interior details and wrong steering wheel.

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Re: Nice looking 2L Spider at Dorotheum

Post by Argonaut » Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:45 am

Is this really plus 15% fee... or the overall price for the vendor?

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Re: Nice looking 2L Spider at Dorotheum

Post by Tobi » Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:04 am

Argonaut wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:45 am
Is this really plus 15% fee... or the overall price for the vendor?
The website says: ** Purchase price incl. charges and taxes
Still an impressive price ...

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Re: Nice looking 2L Spider at Dorotheum

Post by HugoHarris » Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:36 pm

Impressive result indeed. What pandemic?

I have always wondered why Dino Spiders had such basic interiors compared to the Bertone coupe. Towards the end of the production run I believe leather was offered as a factory option. It certainly suits the car. Despite being a departure from originality which I inherited from the previous owner I won't be switching mine back to vinyl!
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Re: Nice looking 2L Spider at Dorotheum

Post by Tobi » Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:58 am

The Spider is at least a class below the Coupe in every aspect except the engine and the susprnsion. It doesn't even have a roof :)
I've also inherited a leather interior from the previous owner. However, I'd like to have the original velour seats. But this is hard to realise.

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Re: Nice looking 2L Spider at Dorotheum

Post by Dino1239 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:26 am

I don't think Fiat sold any spiders with a leather interior at the time. The previous 1200/1500/1600S OSCA cars were the same, leather was only available on the coupe's. In the Petrolicious flick with the yellow spider, the owner seems to think it was for practical reasons, Fiat perhaps worried about leather seats getting wet, vinyl was a better solution, owners might leave their roofs down when parking their cars at some groovy function and the interior could get soaked. I'd be more worried about the floors!

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