83 Spider Lusso S2 Roadster Salon Rust free latest upgrades rack/pinion & more

1983 Fiat Other

Technical specifications of Fiat Other 1983

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Item location: Rolling Meadows, Illinois, United States
Make: Fiat
Model: Other
SubModel: pininfarina
Type: Convertible
Year: 1983
Mileage: 48,000
VIN: ZFRAS00B5D5503021
Color: Blue
Number of cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Tan
Options: Leather Seats
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

Attention Spider Enthusiasts!Do not confuse this listing with any other spider on Ebay.This is a Spring 2017 delivery of our newest Lusso S2 model, fromNational Award Winning Roadster Salon. Car built on rust free chassis. 5sp manual transmission standard.



This lovely Pininfarina Spider is fully sorted, and the restoration work has our exclusive warranty. Final exterior and interior leather color may still be selected prior to delivery. Chasssis is currently blue, but can be altered at no charge. Other original chassis and colors are available.

Pininfarina version from 1983-1985 are most prized, and built in the most limited numbers. Fewer of these were made in these three model years than Ferrari or Maserati. Produced exclusively at the Pininfarina factory.

Please note that this is a limited production Lusso S2 model, one of only 50 to be built.

The Lusso package features optional luxury equipment, fuel injection, and the look of vintage spiders from the late 1960"s Fiat Spider 124. Fewer than ten of these special cars are built each year, and all come with a commerative signed number plate and leather binder. Bumpers are cosmetic and do not meet contemporary 5 mph standards.

We have a second rust free California chassis in automatic-- available for this project with the same delivery date if a manual transmission is not preferred.

This proposed Spider Lusso S2 appointments, includes premium paint and advanced mechanical work that is optional on lesser models.

Car photographed has standard upgraded Lusso S2 16" Vintage Alloy wheels mounted on Pirelli P7 high performance radials. See below a description of our restoration process.


Our full cosmetic and mechanical restoration/modification process is currently being undertaken, and the end result will be simply stunning. Detailed information about what this process entails can be found on our web site, and partially itemized below.

The Lusso leather upgrade package features premium leather seats and head rests, leather door panels, pulls, accents, and leather rear wings. In keeping with the original theme, choice of vintage premium German loop carpet or Wilton wool is included. The signature exterior color, with tan Ferrari grade leather is one of the most popular combinations ever offered on this model. Other color options can be screened on our web site.

Cosmetic Impressions

Every Roadster Salon car is completely disassembled prior to paint. Body lines are taught, and new metal is used to repair any imperfections. Media blasting is standard practice on Avanzato and above level spiders. All are carefully blocked and sanded to a show quality finish. Following re-assembly, they are extensively wet sanded and buffed for a mirror like finish. This color combination is ideal for warm climates.Panel fitment is better than when the car came out of the factory.

We can't say enough about our Lusso interior upgrades. All key surfaces were covered by hand with premum leather--cut from the same premium hyde. No color match issues. Workmanship is to a Ferrari/Maserati standard. Bellissimo. Optional leather rear seat is available which can be added for an upcharge.

Mechanical and Driving Impressions

It is a joy to drive a fully sorted classic Italian convertible. Engine start up, and idle feels sharp and lively. Acceleration cruising and braking remind the driver of a contemporary car. All of the car's original endearing personality and character remains, but without the reliability concerns. Just tremendous fun overall.

It is hard to describe the difference between our original Lusso and the S2 version on the road. The advanced proprietary rack and pinion steering has the incredible feel of a much more contemporary car. Chassis bracing gives the Lusso a measure of structural rigidity that no other Spider possesses. Bumpy road surfaces and railroad crossing are no longer a rattle fest. The car's handling is transformed from the original version, and braking is like the best that 2015 has to offer. Simply incredible.

Please note all Avanzato level and above cars have the engine and transmissions removed and fully rebuilt as part of the package. Additional horsepower is on tap for the Lusso S2, which is built with a lightened flywheel, cold air intake, special cams, exhaust and other enhancements for an approximte 25HP improvement.


Roadster salon carefully hand crafts about 30 cars per year, detailed to the specifications of each customer.There recently has been a huge upswing in the classic car market for vintage spiders. However, It is important to note that restored/modified automobiles in general are be built for the love and enjoyment of their owners. They are not hugely profitable endeavors--for the builder or reseller. To value a Roadster Salon Spider along side a used Fiat--or measure by a "car guide" is to miss the point of the car entirely.

Our goal is not to build a $250K trailer queen, but rather a car that can be casually enjoyed when ever the passion arises. In that regard, our stirring recreations exceed all reasonable expectations. 10/10. Considering the quality, workmanship, and warranty, Roadster Salon Spiders are one of the great values in the market today.

The 'Lusso' S2 Edition Features Include:

Premium cloth canvas top replaces standard vinylStainless steel European front and rear bumpers with custom mounts15" Spider Europa alloy wheel imported from Germany with high performance low profile tires or 16" Vintage alloys color coded and matchedChrome package which includes dual vintage mirrors, revised front grille and fasciaUpgraded Avanti leather interior packageUpgraded interior trimDual chrome tipped Ansa exhaust systemNardi Italian wood steering wheel, shift knob and trimEuropean lowering kit w/customLusso suspensionNumbered/signed Lusso plate in engine bay

Special S2 additions:

advanced rack and pinion steeringspecial chassis bracinghigh performance brake upgradeproprietary suspension enhancementselectrical upgrade


Pininfarina Spider Lusso S2 $ 59,995

Low mile chassis premium $ waived

total $ 59,995

Potential Options:

Ultimo Air Conditioning and revised ventilation systemHID headlight system16" color matched Vintage alloy wheels with Pirelli P7 high performance tires

What else included ? The Lusso S2 starts out as an Avanzato level restoration, and is upgraded from there.

Firstly, Roadster Salon currently offers four restored/modified models, each designed to meet our customers rigid expectations.

Our entry model, the Avanzato (advanced) is a turn key, fully realized restoration, with key upgrades. The Lusso S2, our most popular model, is an ideal blend of Luxury and performance. It combines our latest technology with high value. The Ultimo and CE models take performance to an entirely different level for customers who desire a truly contempory and competitive driving experience. Ourfifth model, the Spider Origianle, is a wholly authentic restoration built to an exact un-modified original standard.

Roadster Salon carefully selects candidates for restoration that arealreadyin good overall condition, and meet our critical standards. Cars that have been severely neglected or have rust issues are set aside for parts use only.

Roadster Salon cars are fully disassembled before paint. Interiors are completely re-imagined, and include custom made new upholstery, carpets, door panels, dash and console. A new convertible top is professionally installed.

Please see our web site for a complete list of mechanical items addressed. The Lusso S2 is based on an Avanzato level restoration.

feature summary :

Exterior Cosmetics

Fully disassembled prior to paint

all trim removed, including front and rear bumpersdoors, hood and deck lid removedcar stripped and painted in original colorchrome retouched if necessarysanded and blockedpaint then re-assemblywet sanded/buffed

Interior Cosmetics

Interior removed and fully refurbished including all original leather and vinylRemaining surfaces sanitized with anti-bacterial scrubNew carpets, dash, console, door panels, visors, shift bootNew convertible topRe-foam seatsAdditional floor and door sound insulation addedNew Alpine stereo/cd/mp3

Mechanical Fuel delivery

refurbish fuel system including gas tank, fuel filter, fuel pump, fuel linesclean / refurbish fuel injection system


timing beltmass air flow sensor, 02 sensorrefurbish / replace radiatorthermostattune enginerepair/replace leaking seals/gasketsadjust valves if necessaryinspect wiring harness and ignition componentsrefurbish alternator, starterclutch and transmission refresh


inspect and refurbish front end suspension/steering components such as ball joints, tie rod ends, bushings, upper and lower control arm assemblyreplace brake componentsinspect/replace springs/shock absorbersreplace worn/dry rotted or flat spotted tires

Safety check

on road itemsseat beltswipershead lights/brake lights/turn signalspower windowsmisc electrical200 mile road test on completion/shake down period prior to delivery

What' else is included in the Lusso?

Veloce removal of drive train with complete rebuild of engineForte transmission rebuildReplacement of all critical suspension componentsRefurbish all chromeSeal and gasket packageFull electrical inspection, rebuildPremium exterior paint with advanced preparation and finish work. This includes media blasting to bare metal prior to paint application, and multi-stage wet sanding and buffing.Color change optional at no additional chargeFull Avanti leather seat application including seat backs and head rests with upgraded material and German loop carpetingCloth top standard

About Roadster Salon

Since 1999, Roadster Salon is the Premier restorer of Fiat / Pininfarina spiders in the US. Our cars are built to order by artisan craftsmen from our selection of donor inventory. Each car is lovingly restored to a high standard, and faithful to the original example. Customers may select options to tailor their car to specific tastes.

Further details about Roadster Salon Classic Convertible Recreations can be reviewed on our web site. The build process generally takes 16-20 weeks, and there is currently a waiting list. Consequently, nearly all our cars are built to order, and only a scant few are available for sale each year to the general public that were not pre-ordered.

Roadster Salon currently maintains the largest selection of Fiat and Pininfarina chassis' ready for restoration in the North America (and possibly the World). Please contact us about your interest in a project more custom tailored to your specific needs.

Lusso S2 document satchel made from interior leather

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