The swivel seat are the typical feature of these spider built from 1955 to 1959: the first series were based on the 1100 TV engine while later cars like this have a 1200 cc engine and different trims.
These cars were designed by Luigi Rapi at Fiat Carrozzerie Speciali (the special coach division of Fiat); actually he designed also the Fiat 8V: both cars have that “flamboyant” style which makes these cars a true head turners.
This car has been probably delivered new in California (who gave her the black plate which is still on the car) and a little amount of rust which needs to be fixed: the car needs a complete restoration but the seller says that the engine starts an the gearbox and clutch still work: not a surprise for us as we know how solid are the mechanical components of these Fiats. We are curious to know how high will be the winning bid. Find it for sale here in Canoga park, CA, with bidding at $1,500 and reserve not met.