The 2017 Fiat Spider has a history that spans 50 years. Introduced in 1966 at The Turin Motor Show in Italy, it was designed and manufactured by Pininfarina. Notably, Spider comes from good stock. The Pininfarina team was also known for crafting the original Nash-Healey, Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider, and the Ferrari 250 GT.
The breakthrough design of the 124 Spider made the roadster an instant success in Italy. Stand out features included a real wood dash, a vinyl top that was easy to open, and a gutsy twin-cam 4-cylinder motor with five-speed manual transmission. The first Spider sold in the US in 1968. Production stopped in 1985 after close to 200,000 Spiders--- three-quarters of those sold in the US.