Fiat 124 Sport Spider – 1979 (LHD)


HERO-ERA Premier Members receive a 10% discount on Arrive & Drive hire fees

Fiat 124 Sport Spider - 1979 (LHD)

The Fiat 124 Sport Spider was designed by Pininfarina and styled in-house by Tom Tjaarda. The 124 Sport Spider, 124 Sport Coupé and 124 sedan share much of their running gear. The Sports Spider uses a shorter platform along with a shorter wheelbase, and in contrast to the Pinifarina styled and manufactured spider, Fiat designed and manufactured the coupé in-house. The car was manufactured by Fiat (with a Pininfarina body) in Turin until October 1981, when Pininfarina took over manufacture in their San Giorgio Canavese plant.

The four-cylinder engine used in the spider and coupé is a double overhead cam, aluminium crossflow head version of the sedan's pushrod unit. The Fiat Twin Cam engine was designed by ex-Ferrari engineer Aurelio Lampredi. This family of engines remained in production into the 1990s giving it one of the longest production-runs in automotive history. The double overhead cam (DOHC) version was the first mass manufactured DOHC to utilise reinforced rubber timing belts, an innovation that would come into nearly universal use in the decades after its introduction. Its family powered race cars such as the FIAT 131 Mirafiori, 124 Special T, Lancia Beta Montecarlo, Delta Integrale and many.

Presented in Corsa Red paint and period matt black bonnet, boot lid and arches. As with all HERO cars, the vehicle is complete with all the extras needed to compete in our rallies and this Italian classic is set to become another favourite on the HERO Arrive & Drive fleet.

Hiring this car is open to everybody. Please contact Mark on for further information.

Available on HERO Events throughout the UK and Europe


The Facts


116 Bhp
Top Speed
112 Mph
0-60 mph
9.8 Secs
113 lbs
Discs Front and Rear
Miles Per Tank


Engine Size
2.0 Litre
2 per Cylinder
Fuel Type
5 Speed


Fuel Capacity
45 Litres
960 Kg
3971 mm
1613 mm
1251 mm
Turning Circle

Vehicle Hire Information

Our pricing is simple. Cars are priced by group and package price for HERO events. Cars are also available for corporate hire, bespoke tours, gift driving days and some also for promotional film work.

All our cars are regularly maintained by specialist mechanics. Each car is prepared to meet the requirements of regularity rallying. Arrangements can be made to view and drive the cars prior to hiring. Cars are equipped with a tripmeter and when necessary a “navigators event pack” and can be collected by the hirer, from our base in Bicester Heritage, or delivered to and collected from the event (additional charges apply).

Prior to taking control of the vehicle, our A&D team will do a full handover of the vehicle showing you all the controls and go through the vehicle with you.

HERO-ERA Premier Members receive a 10% discount on Arrive & Drive hire fees


Mark O'Donnell

Mark has worked with HERO for 7 years. He manages the Arrive & Drive fleet, providing storage of vehicles for a number of our clients, as well as being responsible for the vehicle logistics.


Telephone +44(0)1869 254979