For Sale: 1968 Fiat 850
Frankenfiat, big HP, low weight
Email, text or call with any questions, Car is located in Amarillo Tx, right on I-40. I can deliver depending on the price. I don’t check this website much.
Starts, runs and drives great.
Body 1967 Fiat 850 spider HIGHLY MODIFIED
Engine Subaru ej20 twin turbo ran by microsquirt
Transaxle – Porsche 915 5 speed from a 1983 911.
Front suspension: Abarth designed a arms with coil overs.
Total I’ve invested: $7100. Asking $4000 about half of what I have in it.
The Good –
Built in the Collin Chapman “simplify then add lightness” mold. Weight is a lithe 1475 lbs. HP in the stock configuration is either 276 or 249 hp. I don’t have the intercoolers, and outfront motorsports estimates this configuration should be about 225 HP. That’s 6.55 lbs/hp. Let’s compare that to some other cars. The epitomy of chest hair manliness Dodge Viper SRT10 is 6.7, C6 vette – a paltry 7.5. I know that if you find a GTR in a long stretch or road you can hang with him no problem and leave him shaking his head and asking What the hell this thing is.
This thing makes a miata look huge. Just for comparison
Width - Fiat 59.1” Miata 65.9 (and boy can you tell on slaloms!)
Length – Fiat 150.4” Miata 155.5”
Wheelbase – Fiat 80.2” Miata: 89.2”
Also, this car gets more attention than I ever thought possible. Be it at an autocross, or local cars and coffee, if you like attention, This is your ride. Now a good portion of those people walk away shaking their head like you’re crazy, but you definitely get attention.
The stock front transverse leaf suspension has been changed to a copy of the abarth A arm with coil over set ups, this means the thing can turn! The previous owner had it set up for autocross and campaigned it successfully. Here is a video of him at the 2008 solo nationals. This is with the fiat 850cc engine, not the one that’s in it now.
The brakes are dang good as well. When I got it the fronts were wildwood calipers and rotors, but the rear was stock vw drums. With the added weight and HP these things were just totally overwhelmed. I put on Jamar 4 piston race set ups meant for sand rails since they bolt up to the existing VW setup. Now this thing brakes dead even with my dads s2000.
THE BAD: There is not much fiat left in the fiat. The steering wheel and shifter are stock! Pretty much everything else is either added on, stripped down or replaced with fiberglass. The body has several issues that I’ll show in photos shortly. The worst is a dent below the passenger side door, and a gap between rear end panel and the body because the two turbos stick out to far!
Complete photo album with all pics I have of the car
As she currently sits
Abarth door tag
Dent beneath drivers door
rear panel gap to clear turbos
don’t say I didn’t warn you
Complete parts list, with prices for the parts I installed, and links/pics
Front Suspension – Custom fabricated A Arms with coil overs
Wilwood Brakes – 2 piston front calipers $350
Wilwood proportioning valves $50
Walbro fuel pump 255 LPH fuel pump $109
Wheels – American Racing 15x7 Maverick Anthracite 5x114.3 bolt pattern - $400
Front – BFG Rivals – 205/50 r15 - $226
Rear – BFG Rivals – 225/45 r15 -$129
Guages autometer tach, temp, oil pressure and speedometer
Wheel Adapters –
Motorsport techcustom two piece aluminum front adapters to change from fiat 4x98 to 5x114.3 $180
Rear – One piece adapters from VW wide 5 to 5x114.3 $45
Willwood brake master cylinder
Willwood clutch master and slave cylinder.
Transaxle – Porsche 915 5 speed Transaxle from 83 911. $1500
Computer – Microsquirt $340
Adapter – Kennedy Engineering adapter – $540
Kennedy Performance Clutch - $450
Starter – Stock Porsche 911 - $260
02 sensor – Innovate LC1 $210
Rear Brakes – Jamar Performance 4 piston rear brake kit – $825
Engine – JDM EJ20 TWIN TURBO – $650
Twin Turbo Exhaust $350
Shortened oil pan $270
Reverse intake kit - $100
Hard Top (goes for at least $850)
Set of CV’s
5 gallon gas tank
Various trim pieces
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