On the outside, it’s apparent at first glance that this is more than an ordinary, off-the-shelf 124 Spider. This black-painted roadster features more aggressive bumpers, xenon headlights, and a double-sided exhaust at the back, with two chromed tips on each side. All these details give the car a formidable road presence that unmistakably separates it from its mild-mannered cousin. And if this isn’t enough, the badge on the side celebrating Abarth’s 70th anniversary is sure to stress out the exclusiveness of this particular model.
This Abarth 124 Spider sits on 17-inch rims fitted with Bridgestone tires, which might be past their prime time. The wheels also give a clear view of the massive red Brembo brake calipers that promise excellent stopping power.
As with the outer looks, the interior features several eye-catching details that clearly show the car’s origin. For a start, a pair of comfortable seats covered in suede leather, with a massive red Abart lettering stitched into its backrest. The red-colored details also accentuate the steering wheel and the instrument panel behind it, dominated by a rev counter that goes up to 8000 RPM. Lastly, the minimalistic dashboard only holds the essentials, such as the air-con controls and the center-mounted display, making it obvious this car is made primarily for driving.
At first glance, the 1.4-liter engine under the hood may not seem as convincing as one would expect. However, thanks to a turbocharger and tricked-up fuel management, which up its output to 170 horsepower, this smooth 4-cylinder unit does pack quite a punch. The transmission – a conventional six-speed manual – is another detail revealing the Spider’s true nature. This drivetrain configuration, combined with superb suspension and capable brakes, makes it a proper driver’s car designed to take on any twisty road.
In the end, a word or two about this Abarth Spider’s current condition. The last regular service, which included an oil change, was done in January 2023. More recently, in December, the brakes were overhauled. Based on the provided photos and corresponding video, the car appears in mint condition, with no visible damage or wear marks.
Furthermore, the seller says the car, which is currently in Italy, wasn’t used on track nor involved in any accidents, with a matching CARFAX Vehicle History Report to confirm this.
Check the cold start video of this beautiful Abarth 124 Spider :