Original repaint for 1968 Fiat nets high auction bids
Company name: Danrr Auto Body Inc.
Company location: Fox River Grove, Ill.
Member name: Andy Reid
Categories: Paint - Classic Car
Work Done: Yes
Hire Again: Yes
Approximate Cost: $4,000
Description Of Work:
Danrr Auto Body repainted my 1968 Fiat 124 Spider, including removing dents and repairing some rust. The car was painted in the original paint color and they preserved as much of the original paint as possible.
Fiat 124 Spiders in the U.S.
It was 1968 that marked the first year of U.S. sales for the Fiat 124 Spider. According to Hagerty's, 1966-1969 Fiat 124 Spiders in top condition can be valued at more than $18,000.
The guys at Danrr did an amazing job on the bodywork and painting the car – it’s at least as good as when the car was new. I visited the car during each part of the process and the quality of the work impressed me. The paintwork was completely show quality with no signs of orange peel anywhere and no flaws.
What’s amazing for any body shop is that the car was actually finished ahead of schedule. If you have ever had a classic car painted you know how unusual this is. I took the car and sold it at auction and heard over and over from collectors and classic car journalists examining the car that it was the best example in the world. And when the car sold, it sold for a record price.