North American Abarth 124 Spiders vs. those sold in the rest of the world
[UPDATED 10/10/2017 and 11/21/2017 with some known Abarth part numbers for those with connections in Europe as well as news regarding the Monza exhaust]
The one primary item that is common between North American Abarth 124 Spiders and those sold to the rest of the world is the $1995 Heritage stripe, more formally called the Racing Heritage Black Center Band. All North America cars ordered with this option are shipped from the entry port to Penske’s Vehicle Service facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan for this labor-intensive, hand-painted matte black paint job on the hood and deck lid panels.
As Cal has commented recently, there are a number of other included items “missing” from the North American Abarth 124 Spiders, which will involve special ordering in some cases:
♦ Abarth badged steering wheel with 12 o’clock red stripe (see photo above) ⇑
♦ Abarth lightning bolt front fender badges
(Left = Part # 68348940AA; Right = Part # 68349018AA) ⇓
♦ Alcantara suede trim on dash (European Part # 52061597) ⇓
♦ Alcantara armrest storage tray cover with scorpion logo ⇓
(It is pricy, as I believe it part of the console trim piece, complete with Sport switch and Alcantara ebrake / shifter boots, similar to the Lusso manual shift console trim part shown below)
♦ Abarth engine cover with scorpion logo (European Part # 55269201) ⇓
♦ Red painted tow hook cap in the front grill with scorpion logo
♦ Red brim (European Part # 52060683) or gun-metal brim (European Part # 52060686) at the front bottom air spoiler location ⇓
♦ Red mirror caps (Part # 52061611 for a pair)
♦ Abarth key fobs (you may not want to pursue this option, as they may be missing the trunk release and/or the panic buttons)
♦ Abarth name stitched in the seatbacks ⇓
♦ Monza exhaust system (Cal has recently learned that MOPAR North America should be making this available for order placement here in North America, late-March of 2018) ⇓
♦ Animated Abarth boot screens in the Infotainment system
Well this last item can be easily remedied. For those North American Abarth owners that would like their Infotainment systems to boot with official animated Abarth screens (like those in Europe do) rather than the animated Fiat screens, I’ve amended my
“124 Spider-only” All-In-One tweak package (many other tweaks including “pause-on-mute” and “enable touchscreen for your passenger”) to accommodate you. Option [X] substitutes the two files and can be easily reversed, using the Uninstall feature. Read more about this specific tweak here.
Thanks for the suggestion Cal! I’m actually enjoying it in my Classica for a while. 😉
⇓ Here is an Abarth background image I created…
⇓ Bonus added 12/5/2017: Here’s another Abarth background image I created that you Abarth owners might enjoy. See the tweak instructions for details on how to install.