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1967 Fiat 850 Spider Barn Find Has New Mice Pee Smell, Still a Solid Car

The Spider version of the Fiat 850 was officially announced by the Italian company alongside the Coupe sibling at the 1965 Geneva Motor Show.
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But as compared to the other models in the lineup, the Spider’s 843 cc engine now developed 49 horsepower, thus being able to reach a maximum speed of 145 km/h (90 mph). This made it the top Fiat 850 until 1968 when the parent company rolled out the upgraded 903 cc engine with 52 horsepower.

And if you loved the Spider, this is your chance to own it, as someone is selling a model that was recently saved from a barn where it served as the home of a family of mice.

So, as the owner puts it, the car smells like mice pee, which means thoroughly cleaning the interior should be at the top of the to-do list for anyone who wants to buy it.

The ignition key is no longer around, but the seller says they managed to recover the door key (not that it helps start the engine, obviously). The interior is said to be in decent condition, so the first thing inside that you need to take care of is the unwanted odor.

The Fiat 850 Spider is still solid they say, and there’s just a little bit of rust under the passenger seat. This is something that’s really important for the 850, as the United States government launched a recall for this model back in 1978 due to rust issues. The odometer indicates 86,143 miles (138,633 km).

Other than that, the convertible top needs some fixes too, and one tire needs to be replaced before you’d be able to take the car home.

In case you’re wondering how much this rare barn find costs, the car is being auctioned off on eBay, and the starting bid is $2,000. The Spider has been listed only recently, so it remains to be seen how far its price is going to go.

Editor's note: This article was not sponsored or supported by a third party.

 
 
 
 
 

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