The Fiat 124 Vignale Coupé Eveline is a limited edition car produced by Vignale from 1967 to 1969 based on the Fiat 124 chassis. Vignale’s goal was to build a sporty looking car, but with four comfortable seats and a midrange engine and performance, anticipating the Ford Capri and Opel Manta models of the next few years.
Alfredo Vignale, used the Fiat 124 sedan chassis for the “Eveline” maintaining the floor and the mechanics in addition to the front of the interior, with regard to the dashboard and instrumentation. Particular care was taken to create a sense of comfort in the car that was equipped with four separate armrests with central armrests and central ashtrays, front electric windows, compass windows, rear-view mirror with dimmable position, three courtesy lights, reverse light and double headlights. The list of modifications was completed by the two-spoke wood drivetrain and a wide choice of sixteen colour trims for the bodywork and five for the interior.
The performance of the “Eveline” is similar to those of the sedan model from which it comes and, moreover, the 1,197cc engine with 60bhp was no slouch for the era. In 1969, the “Special Export” version was joined to the “Eveline” base, which mounted the “124 Special” engine of 1,438cc with 75bhp. Presented at the Turin car salon in 1967, it was produced in about 200 specimens.
The Vignale Eveline SE that we have for sale today is painted in a wonderful orange colour. It is presented in generally good condition, the black interior is very nice. This car comes to the sale with its Italian registration papers. A great opportunity to buy a rare masterpiece by the great Vignale.