Spider Icona Sets the Standard for Original Resto Value

The word “Iconic” is defined as something widely known as exceptional, and having distinctive excellence. The timeless beauty of the Fiat Spider by Pininfarina is truly “iconic” in every sense. From the curvaceous body lines, advanced engineering to its brilliant technical design—the Spider looks equally at home in the company of the most revered classic sports cars ever built, regardless of price.

For the last twenty years, Roadster Salon has been dedicated to the preservation and restoration of these vintage cars. As the number of survivors dwindle, it’s become clear the remaining examples deserve a higher level of attention to detail not possible with entry-level builds. The cost of parts, materials and labor necessary to return these lovely cars to their original splendor has become significantly more expensive today than in the past. Further, the value of the finest spiders has increased to a point where more lavish treatment is easier to justify.

Roadster Salon customers typically fall into one of two categories—Purists and Pragmatists. The Purists longs for the nostalgia of the original spider, and prefers the car restored to an original standard. The Spider Icona is intended to appeal to the Purist customer. The Pragmatists love the lines of the classic spider, but are concerned about the practical considerations of driving on today’s roads. They want an improved driving experience that rivals contemporary sports cars. For them, the Rinata awaits.

The Spider Icona maintains the original character of the Spider through the use of factory approved replacement parts. Where possible, Roadster Salon has dramatically improved the quality of the original spider’s fit and finish during re-assembly. Original vinyl is replaced by sumptuous premium leather. Your choice of real hardwood veneers replaces the factory laminated material. Luxurious carpets with added insulation are installed. The result is a walk back through time. Put on your Members Only jacket, styling mousse, aviator shades, and feed your favorite New Wave CD into the disk player. It feels just like old times—only better.

The Spider Icona is an advanced level restoration that includes all the essential mechanical elements to assure your Spider will be reliable and fun. Outstanding cosmetics include the full disassembly of the chassis prior to paint, and bare re-spray in your choice of color. The scope of mechanical work includes the removal/rebuild of the engine and transmission, as well the replacement of all wear items. The original 102 HP engine with fuel injection is retained.
If you are a purist looking for a nostalgic driving experience that will transport you back to a simpler time—the Spider Icona is your ride to get there.


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