January 3, 2008
1973 Fiat 850 Sport Spider, 1985 Bertone X-1/9
My sister bought a new 1972 850. I bought it from her in '76, so it was my first car. She slowly rusted away, but pieces of her live on in my '73 which had suffered an engine fire and sat in a Wisconsin barn for many years before I found her in 1999.
Driving my 850 back in the 70's, negotiating Chicago side streets piled with winter snow. And using it like a pick-up truck by removing the passenger seat and hauling stuff back and forth to school in Champaign.
Great to find other Fiat Nuts in the Chicago Area! My first car was a '72 850 Spider that I bought in '76 and drove through college. She was too far gone for restoration, but I used pieces of her to finally get my '73 back on the road last fall. Tom