5-6 October 2017

Proceeds to benefit the AACA Library and Research Center

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Lot 248

1971 Fiat 850 Spider by Bertone

  • Chassis no. 100GBS1 0102501

Sold for $24,200

  • Proceeds to benefit the AACA Library & Research Center
  • The car includes an undisclosed amount of “Loot in the Boot”

The enthusiast looking for some last-minute fun in the sun can hardly do better than this attractive Fiat 850 Spider. Not only is it a desirable, late-production model with the most powerful available engine, it is finished in the elegant color combination of Graphite over a red interior, with a black convertible top. It also boasts such popular options as chrome wire wheels, whitewall tires, a luggage rack, and front and rear bumper guards. Accompanying the car are an optional tonneau cover, original Fiat sales brochures, and a tool kit with jack and owner’s manual.

But wait, there’s more . . .

What makes this car particularly special is what did not come with it from the factory. Included is an undisclosed amount of cold, hard, American greenbacks in the trunk to sweeten the deal. How much cash is offered with the Fiat? Only the car’s winning bidder will know for certain.

RM Sotheby’s has been a proud supporter of the AACA for many, many years. As such, our longtime friends Joseph and Margie Cassini, along with RM Sotheby’s, have graciously donated this 1971 Fiat 850 Spider, while avid car enthusiasts Wayne Carini and Ralph Marano have donated the “Loot in the Boot” (for the winning bidder) in an effort to raise funds for the AACA Library & Research Center.

A 501 (c)(3) non-profit library, the AACA Library sets the standard in celebrating, collecting, preserving, and sharing our automotive legacy, and it is recognized as the world’s premier automotive reference library. The AACA Library is a free public library and available to enthusiasts worldwide; with over 1.2 million documents, it is a great resource for car nuts, historians, and restoration specialists alike.

All proceeds from the sale of this car will be donated to this amazing organization. We wish the AACA the best of luck and thank them for their continued efforts in the preservation and enjoyment of the collector car hobby.

Please contact our exclusive automotive transportation partner, Reliable Carriers, for a shipping quote or any other information on the transport of this vehicle.

Alexander Weaver


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California, United States

Alexander Weaver joined RM Sotheby’s in 2011 as a Car Specialist after graduating from Furman University in South Carolina. Born... read more

Augustin Sabatié-Garat


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United Kingdom

Augustin Sabatié-Garat joined RM Europe in 2012 as a Car Specialist after more than a decade in the collector car hobby. Gradua... read more

Barney Ruprecht


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Ontario, Canada

Barney’s interest in classic cars began at an early age after being introduced to his father’s all-original 1965 Porsche 911. Barney l... read more

David Swig


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California, United States

David Swig joined RM Sotheby’s West Coast division as a Car Specialist in May 2015. David is a life-long automobile enthusi... read more

Don Rose


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United States

Don joined RM in 2006 after several years of professionally trading sports and classic cars, and after earning a reputation as a noted... read more

Donnie Gould


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Florida, United States

Donnie Gould joined the RM team in 2002 as a partner and Car Specialist after more than two decades in the vintage automobile auction ... read more

Gord Duff


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Ontario, Canada

Gord Duff began his journey with RM Sotheby’s in 1998. Since then, he has gained an intimate knowledge of a variety of marques a... read more

Jake Auerbach


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California, United States

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Kurt Forry


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Having worked for Bonhams’ Automobilia department for over 10 years, Kurt Forry joined RM Sotheby’s with more than a decad... read more

Matt Malamut


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California, United States

A long-time car enthusiast and Southern California native, Matt studied Automotive Technology at San Diego Miramar College and complet... read more

Michael Squire


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United Kingdom

Michael Squire joined RM Sotheby’s European Division in the summer of 2016. He comes to RM with a prestigious racing background ... read more

Mike Fairbairn


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Ontario, Canada

As one of the three founding partners of RM Sotheby’s, Mike has a long-standing interest in the classic car industry. Graduating... read more

Oliver Camelin


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United Kingdom

With an extensive background in exotic sports car history and sales, a particular passion for American curves, and fluency in three la... read more

Paul Darvill


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United Kingdom

Paul Darvill joined the RM Sotheby’s European team at the beginning of 2015. Paul holds a degree in French and Politics from the... read more

Pete Fisher


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Ontario, Canada

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Shelby Myers


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California, United States

Shelby Myers grew up with the classic car industry infused into every aspect of his life. He had the unique opportunity to watch the R... read more

Tonnie Van der Velden


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United Kingdom

Tonnie Van der Velden joined RM Sotheby’s European division in September 2015 as a Car Specialist. A lifelong enthusiast, Tonnie... read more