This old Fiat 124 Spyder was a rare treat to see on my normal walking route. I knew this thing was for sale based on a Craigslist ad but I had never seen it out from under the tarp. According to the owners a now sold ‘90 Miata (first year, wow!) was the other car I had never seen in the daylight. This one will be picked up tomorrow to head off to Texas for a full restoration. These things must be in demand if this rusty but complete example was snapped up from so far away. A classic Jaaaaaaaag still remains in their driveway under a tarp, which used to be a daily.
I then talked to another man who I always see out and about driving his VW Type II bus. Apparently it is his daily too! (I made sure to ask before taking pictures) I was making sure to stand six feet apart and not touch anything, but looking back it was a bit higher risk than I wanted.
Both Beetles had a custom 90hp engine swap that supposedly makes them somewhat terrifying to open up the throttle on. He claimed 60 mph in third gear which sounds pretty crazy for a Beetle. The earlier blue one also had a tan two tone paint job that didn’t show up in the photos.
There was this classic Ford with a mild hot rod treatment. You can’t see it in this photo but there was a cool blue stripe too. A classic Mustang also lurked in the other bay.
We had a nice conversation about the history of the house. A recent estate division had left him the task of clearing out all those boxes before he could work on his cars again. I hope to run into him again.