Next Pomona Swap Meet: December 02, 2018
  • Event Info

    Rain or shine, we swap! For the best shopping, swapping and auto viewing, we recommend arriving early. Remember, "the early bird gets the worm." The Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show is a one-day event held at Fairplex in the City of Pomona, California.

    Event Hours:     5am to 2pm

    Event Location: 1101 W McKinley Avenue,
    Pomona, CA 91768

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    Do you have car parts from a restoration project lying around? Are you cleaning out your garage and need to get rid of spare parts, old tools, or other auto related items? Or do you have a car related business with lots of stuff you want to get rid of and turn into cash? If so, you should become a vendor at the Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show!

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    Bring your classic car to our next show, park in the middle of the action, and see for yourself why Pomona is the best place to sell your classic car or truck. Since 1975, hundreds of thousands of classic cars & trucks have come and gone through the gates of the Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show.

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  • About

    George Cross & Sons, Inc. presents seven giant swap meets every year that have become known as the "West Coast's Largest" antique auto, Corvette, Porsche, street rod, and Volkswagen swap meet and classic car show. The Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show is the ultimate classic car event, and gives you the opportunity to turn your classic car, parts, and automobilia into cash!

  • Classifieds

    The Pomona Classifieds brings the Pomona Swap Meet to your living room. Search for automotive parts and services, or hunt for the perfect hot rod, muscle car, or classic collectible to fill the empty space in your garage! You can also create an ad to sell your parts and cars for FREE!

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1969 Fiat 850 Sport Coupe

22,900 Make Offer

Posted on 10/9/18 by BlisterEm

(949) 234-6353

Costa Mesa, California

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Thanks for taking a look at our 1969 Fiat 850 Sport Coupe.  First introduced at the Geneva Auto Show in 1965, the Fiat 850 Sport Coupe has been making us swoon ever since.


In 1967, Road & Track called the Fiat 850 coupé "one of the handsomest, best-balanced designs ever seen on a small car."  

Hemmings Motor News - Sports & Exotic Cars, declared the 1969 Fiat 850 Sport Coupe   “ The young place to be ”

https://www.hemmings.com/magazineThe-Young-Place-to-Be--1969-Fiat-850



We swapped for this car in February of 2018.  It was a survivor, and “ran when parked”. It was solid but not quite as attractive as in her younger days.  We were well aware that the Fiat 850 was a bit infamous for suffering a Federal US recall for “excessive rust”.  Yep, we can be that stupid.


Originally sold to a lady here in San Diego, the car has remained in California her entire life and still wears her original blue California license plate. Purchased from the estate by a friend of ours in 2017 and swapped to us this year.


Check our website for the restoration pics.


We took up the challenge of furthering our Italian education and completed the project in approximately 8 months.  In the process we have had the car completely apart and have rebuilt nearly everything with new and correct parts.


This great Fiat Sport Coupe is a solid California Car.  No rust and in excellent condition, she is ready to drive, cruise, show and win now.


Rarity

Rare in the USA and about the same around the world.  These cars are a hoot to drive and were not left at home in the stable very often.  Fiat lore speculates that they left the factory with rust and continued to get worse from there.  Certainly wet climates saw the demise of many a rusty Fiat. Store her in a dry climate and we get to enjoy these fine lines and spirited motoring for years to come.


Exterior

Fresh repaint in factory correct code 497 “Blu Cannes”. We painted her in (not OEM) two stage, clear over color. The paint work was done in what we call the “proper” method of refinishing.  This is not to be confused with the inexpensive method. We removed the engine, complete interior (dash, glass, door guts and all to get a proper finish on the car. The paint has been color sanded, polished and buffed to a high sheen. Excellent panel fit. Fresh new chrome bumpers and guards. Beautiful stainless trim.  See the pictures and the video.


Interior

OEM high back bucket seats and rear bench have been upholstered in Nero and are soft and supple. New headliner.  New padded dash fitted with hand cut walnut inlays. Nice Nero carpet. Excellent panels. OEM steering wheel and Shift knob.  Seat belts.


Floors

Floors are original and solid. See the restoration photos when the carpet was removed


Wheels, Tires

Authentic Fiat-Roosevelt mag wheels have been cleaned and polished. No repairs were necessary and they balanced up perfect. New tires .   


Engine

903cc and 52 HP of pure Italian fury!  This 850 Sport Coupe runs excellent. Fresh tune, all belts, hoses, fluids, water pump, carb rebuild, etc.  Original owner added the electric fan.


Transmission

4 speed manual transmission.  New Flex joint with a spare included.


Braking, Suspension

Front disc brakes and rear drum brakes.  Brake system rebuilt with new components throughout, OEM parts. New shock absorbers.


Battery

New, warranted Interstate Battery. Previous owner relocated the battery tray to the engine compartment.  This appears to be an improvement but the front battery box is in excellent shape and retrofitting the battery to the OEM location could be done.


Service

Fresh service, turnkey and ready to go.


Trim

The trim is in good to excellent shape.  Stainless has been finely polished. See pics and video.  


Boot

Minor rust in the front boot was documented, repaired and refinished. See the photos.


Glass

Glass in great shape throughout. Mechanicals were rebuilt. Stainless polished. Excellent throughout.


Odometer

The odometer shows 93111 miles.  The oral history and title confirm the mileage.


DMV / Documentation

The California title is clear and clean.  Original Blue California license plate. No smog is required for California residents.  Very low cost Antique registration and insurance for most US States.


Build Book

We include a binder with our cars.  This one includes:

California title and registration.

Photo CD, 192 Pictures documenting the build and final photos

Articles and detailed information on the vehicle

Receipts for parts we purchased and sublet repairs

Nada Guides valuation report



Comparables

We could find zero Fiat 850 Sport Coupes for sale in the US at this time. Perhaps you can find a car that needs a lot of metal work or the more common spider convertible. Find a 850 Sport Coupe in excellent condition with great eye appeal and you have a very few cars indeed.  Given the extreme scarcity of available cars, this 850 Sport Coupe represents an outstanding value that can be enjoyed immediately as well as being an appreciating investment in automotive art.


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Details

  • Make: Fiat
  • Model: 850 Sport Coupe
  • Year: 1969
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Transmission Type: Manual
  • Cylinders: 4 Cylinders
  • Horsepower: 500hp
  • Interior Color: Black
  • Exterior Color: Blue
  • Wheels: OEM Roosevelt ARE wheels

Options

  • Fully Restored
  • Rebuilt Engine
  • Cruise Control


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