Nothing arises the passion in a young man’s loins like a red Italian sports car. Well, I suppose there are a few other things I can think of, but this is not that kind of blog. So you can forget it mister. Sorry I even mentioned it.
Unlike many of the Italian sports cars and supercars of today, which contain a huge amount of horsepower and technological sorcery, this little Fiat is about as analog as could be, and not huge in any way. The name 1500 indicated is not a model number but the approximate displacement of the engine. However this particular 1500 is actually an 1800 as its engine has been replaced by a 1.8 liter Fiat power plant. So that should give it a tad more zip. Which is of course what you want in a sports car.
But in my humble opinion, what is also desirable in a sports car is a machine that makes you put in some effort for your reward, unlike the steroidal monsters of today which give it away like a 1960’s hippie gave away free love and kind grilled cheese sandwiches.
Not that I have anything at all against 1960’s hippies, free love, or kind grilled cheese sandwiches. Although if you at once combined those things together it would be kinda strange; so I’d take a pass on that; but thanks for the offer. Regardless of whatever preference you may have, it’s just a different proposition entirely from the 1960’s sports car.
Especially so with the Italian sports cars of that period, which are like the nice Italian girl who will make make you work for her affection. While at the same time she will have no trouble at all hitting you with a wooden spoon when you get out of line. You probably deserved whatever lashing you got. Because you are naughty. Just sayin’.
Not to say that getting hit with a spoon is a bad thing. That can be part of the fun too. Some people are into that sort of thing…I won’t name names. You know who you are.
But if you are going to get hit with a spoon perhaps this one, recently covered in marinara…er…that is to say repainted in the original red over tan interior, could be the one for you. The carpet and canvas top have been replaced and both bumpers have been re-chromed.
Included with the 1.8 liter Fiat engine transplant are two IDF carbs (that’s carburetors not carbohydrates, despite your spaghetti bending predilections). Connecting said motor with the back wheels is a manual transmission donated from a Fiat 124 Spider. So all the bits and pieces are still in the family. With an odometer reading of 44,229, this clean titled restored 1962 Fiat 1500 has an asking price of $27,750.
To find out more about this saucy little number click HERE to take you to the craigslist listing.