In 1972 I saw and fell in love with a burgandy and tan Fiat 124 Spider convertible 1600cc which I promptly bought for $4004.36.
I gave the dealer $4020.00 in cash and he didn't have change for the twenty, so he gave it back. $4000.00 even!
I put 35,000 miles on that car in seven months of driving, and then I went off to 'Nam.
After I came back, I was a changed man and got rid of my lovely Fiat and bought an old Ford Ranchero. I had so much fun with the Fiat, picked up so many women, traveled all over the country, that I wanted to leave that all in the past and introvert my life so I would be left alone and isolated.
Thirty plus years later I felt better and had adjusted to the real world and realized how much I missed my little convertible. I had many new cars since I had her, but nothing was quite the same.
A few years ago I found this newer, 1982 Fiat Spider 124 2000cc for sale.
It had 67K original miles and she was perfectly all original.
Now my wife and I go to car shows and drive her on nice days. We are enjoying our retirement years and doing it in style, with the top down.