Never too many Fiats?

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Never too many Fiats?

Post by friedman » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:55 am

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Took this picture the other day of the front of my house. Not quiet sure how I ended up like this. The white spider is my current driver, the X was and is a project and the green spider was one I had years ago that I just bought back from my buddy I sold it to since it hadn't moved in four years.
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Re: Never too many Fiats?

Post by rridge » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:45 pm

As they are fond of saying in the Pentagon, "quantity has its own quality."
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Re: Never too many Fiats?

Post by friedman » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:43 am

Before I knew what I was saying I blurted out to one of my son-in-laws that I'm out of control and even I don't know what I'm doing. I'll just blame it on my advanced age. Neither the X nor the white spider has an ignition switch, just a two position toggle so the wife can't take my keys away from me.....as we did with my father in law many years ago.
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Re: Never too many Fiats?

Post by cgranju » Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:33 pm

good plan. You have not grounds to question my sanity with that green thing lurking in the background....
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Re: Never too many Fiats?

Post by friedman » Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:29 am

Why do people paint spiders green, the original color was that nice silver/blue metallic. I'm not a big fan of green cars anyway but to go out of your way to change to this color made no sense.
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Re: Never too many Fiats?

Post by jgoodfellow » Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:14 pm

Maybe they were remembering the days when an awful lot of sports cars came in British Racing Green
and they were shooting for that... and missed. I think proper BRG is a very subtle color, not the easiest to replicate.

and Mr. Erskine MIGHT have too many fiats... :roll:

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Re: Never too many Fiats?

Post by atruscott » Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:10 am

There's also two distinct shades of BRG
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Re: Never too many Fiats?

Post by friedman » Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:45 am

Hey, the first word in that color title is "British".
If you ask Mr. Erskine he would say in the most unflattering manner that there is no such thing as too many Fiats.
If you ask Mrs. Erskine she would say in the most delightful way that two is enough.
If you as Mrs. Friedman, she would say most pleasantly to anyone but me that one Fiat is possibly too many but acceptable.
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Re: Never too many Fiats?

Post by cgranju » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:32 pm

I loved my dark green (color #512?) '74. If anything I'm a bit tired of red cars. I did always point out it is Italian not British though.
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Re: Never too many Fiats?

Post by fp55scca » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:47 pm

cgranju wrote:I loved my dark green (color #512?) '74. If anything I'm a bit tired of red cars. I did always point out it is Italian not British though.
--Chris, I really liked your dark green '74 Spider.... a beautiful color IMHO. Still can't believe the story you told me of how you painted it!! And to think, some guys get excited if they don't have a proper temperature controlled and ventilated, down-draft paint booth! :lol:

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