Fiat 124 Spider turns 50

Italian Convertible reaches half century milestone...

Fiat 124 Spider turns 50

The Fiat 124 Spider is celebrating its 50th anniversary since its first introduction at the 1966 Turin Motor Show.

Conceived by design firm Pininfarina, the Italian convertible turned heads right for the start with its styling, performance and, at the time, innovative technical attributes.

Designed for drivers seeking performance and a thrilling ride, the Fiat 124 Spider also came at an affordable price making it accessible for those after some fun.

Back then, it was unique in its design and proportions, housing a 1400cc, 4-cylinder engine capable of 90hp and a top speed of 170kph.

Fiat 124 Spider turns 50
The Fiat 124 Spider back in its day

Over here in 2016 Australia, it finds itself badged as the Abarth 124 Spider with a 1.4 litre 4-cylinder, turbo engine (125kW/250Nm), limited slip differential, Brembo brakes and Bilstein shock absorbers, quad-tip sports exhaust and Alcantara sports seats.

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