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sjmst
08-04-2013, 09:34 PM
Almost everytime I take it out, I get stares, beeps, waves and questions. Was out for about a half an hour when a young guy in a Hyundai SUV sees me at a light.

Q: What year is that?
A: An '81

Q: That was the first year?
A: No they have been making these since the 60's

Q: How long have you had it?
A: I bought it new

Q: How did you do that?
A: (?):confused: Umm... I went to the dealer and bought it. (Hey maybe I look younger than I am??)
You can buy new ones now. At the dealer!

Q: Really?
A: Yes, they are not cars like this but they are here. (I'm thinking this guy must never watch TV, since for the first time FIAT commericals are on every ten minutes).

Q: They are French, right?
A: :offended:............No..............Italian
See ya.

Fiat500USA
08-04-2013, 11:43 PM
Q: They are French, right?
A: :offended:............No..............Italian
See ya.

I got a laugh out of that! Seriously though, you do look too young to have bought a new Spider back in '81! LOL
By the way, great job on FreakOut!

FTY
08-05-2013, 01:32 AM
young guy in a Hyundai SUV

These two things.....should have tipped you off. Not a car guy.


Or maybe he was making small talk and thought you were cute..LOL



By the way, great job on FreakOut!

2nd this...great job!!

sjmst
08-05-2013, 10:49 AM
LOL/ Thanks, gents!

Hi-Performance-Store
08-05-2013, 01:05 PM
Almost everytime I take it out, I get stares, beeps, waves and questions. Was out for about a half an hour when a young guy in a Hyundai SUV sees me at a light.

Q: What year is that?
A: An '81

Q: That was the first year?
A: No they have been making these since the 60's

Q: How long have you had it?
A: I bought it new

Q: How did you do that?
A: (?):confused: Umm... I went to the dealer and bought it. (Hey maybe I look younger than I am??)
You can buy new ones now. At the dealer!

Q: Really?
A: Yes, they are not cars like this but they are here. (I'm thinking this guy must never watch TV, since for the first time FIAT commericals are on every ten minutes).

Q: They are French, right?
A: :offended:............No..............Italian
See ya.

This is hilarious. I feel for you, for sure. Around here, it's a Cummins diesel instead of a Hyundai SUV, and the question is, "Is that one a 'em smart cars?".

500ways
08-05-2013, 03:10 PM
The Spider was another timeless Italian design. It still looks current 32 years later - a real testament.

It's a beauty - enjoy!!