The MGB's strongest rival in North America, the strong-selling Fiat 124 Sport Spider was fun and cheap. Here's one that managed to survive until age 44.
Fiat 124 Sport Spider
Sergio Marchionne confirms that the 124 Spider is the name for Fiat's forthcoming roadster. The Italian sports car almost certainly shares a platform for the latest Mazda MX-5 Miata and reportedly debuts some time in 2016.