Fiat Convertible Tops and Convertible Top Parts
We carry replacement convertible tops (soft tops) for Fiat convertibles from the earlier Topolinos through the very popular Fiat 124 convertible and to the modern Fiat Barchetta convertible top. Our Fiat soft tops are high quality tops and guaranteed to fit. Ready to start shopping for your Fiat soft top? Click on a link at the right.
1979 Fiat Convertibles: Fiat convertibles went unchanged for 19 years! Then in 1979, the Fiat convertible soft tops were slightly restyled. If you're ordering a 1979 Fiat convertible, be sure to specify if your Fiat convertible is from early 1979 or late 1979. Not sure? Here's how to tell:
The Early-1979 Fiat Convertible Top:
If you have an early-1979 Fiat convertible, the top's front corners will be square as in the sketch shown on the left. Click here
to shop for early-1979 Fiat soft tops and convertible top parts.
The Late-1979 Fiat Convertible Top:
If you have a late-1979 Fiat convertible, then your Fiat soft top will have a rounded front as shown in the illustration on the left. Click here
to shop for late-1979 Fiat convertible tops and convertible top parts.
Choosing Your Fiat Convertible Top Fabric
Fiat convertible tops come in two fabrics: Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl and Haartz Stayfast Canvas. Here's what you need to know about each one before you make your purchase.
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl: A popular Fiat soft top fabric, Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl is a two-ply composite with a PVC outer layer and a cotton inner lining. Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl is original to many Fiat convertibles. Pinpoint refers to the little dots on the vinyl surface. If you take care of a Haartz pinpoint vinyl convertible top, it can easily last 10 years.
Haartz Stayfast Canvas: If you're looking to upgrade your vinyl top, consider a Fiat convertible top made of Haartz Stayfast Canvas. This fabric is the American substitute for the elegant German canvases used in Mercedes, Porsche, BMW. Haartz Stayfast Canvas is a three-ply composite material made of an acrylic square weave outer fabric, a butyl rubber core, and a cotton lining. The butyl rubber core promises to make Haartz Stayfast Canvas last a very long time. This canvas is a little richer looking than the vinyl. It's also a little harder to clean. Stayfast Canvas has both better static and dynamic wear ratings than any vinyl top.
Can I Install a Fiat soft top myself?
Yes! We have a step-by-step instruction booklet that will walk you through the process of installing a Fiat soft top. If you are patient and methodical, we believe you can install your own Fiat replacement top and save hundreds of dollars on restoration costs! There is no sewing involved with replacing your Fiat soft top and all of the installation supplies--contact cement, pry tools, cables--are sold on Fiat convertible top pages. Want the best deal? Check out our Fiat Best Buy
convertible top packages.
Fiat Convertible Tops and Accessories
We carry the Fiat convertible tops, hold down cables, convertible top boots for many models, and do-it-yourself installation manuals. Looking for a great deal? Check out our Fiat Best Buy restoration packages. Ready to start shopping? Click on a link at the right.
Brief Fiat Convertible History
The first Fiat was made at the venerable Fiat plant in Turin Italy. It was, technically, a roadster: an open car with large wooden spoked wheels. Eight of these Fiat roadsters were manufactured! By 1912 the factory was producing what could be called Fiat convertibles. About 2000 of these Fiat convertible cars were produced between 1912 and 1914. By the 1930s Fiat was producing touring cars and convertibles (cabriolets) in much greater numbers and Fiat was in the automobile mainstream. The still very popular Fiat 124 Spider roadster was introduced in 1966 and manufactured until 1985 with most of these sport convertibles exported to the United States. There were barely any changes in this Fiat convertible body style for its entire run. We do note a minor modification in the Fiat convertible top which was made in the 1979 convertible. 1979 Fiat convertible owners are advised to look at both links (see various Fiat convertible links at the right) which contain "1979" to be sure of getting the original Fiat convertible top replacement.
Fiat Convertible Tops and Convertible Top Parts available for years
1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
Available products in this category
Fiat 1200 & 1500
Fiat 124-CS1 Sports Roadster 1600, 1800, 2000 (Fiat Spiders)
Fiat 124-CS2 Sports Roadster 2000, Pininfarina (Fiat Spiders)
Fiat 500 Topolino
Fiat Auto Bianchi-Bianchina
Fiat Siata & Siata Spring