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Lot 146R - 1968 Fiat 850 Coupe – Offered at No Reserve

From the Estate of a Gentleman Collector

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ESTIMATE €8,000- €11,000

Auction Techno Classica Essen
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Lot Number 146R
Reg. Number EU Registered
Chassis Number TBA
Year 1968
Make Fiat
Model 850 Coupe

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Description

The Fiat 850 was introduced as a two-door saloon in 1964 to replace the 600 with a more powerful 843cc engine. The sport coupé and spider appeared in 1965, both drew praise from testers of the day for having a decent turn of speed and excellent handling, Road and Track magazine described the coupé as ‘One of the best balanced and handsome designs available’. It is a little known fact that they were designed by one-time Ferrari designer Boano. The engines had higher compression pistons than the saloon with around 25% more power and would do nearly 50mpg, they also had disc front brakes as well as other improvements. It was revised in 1968 with twin headlights and rear lights, plus a 903cc engine but lost some of the finer detailing, charm and proportion of the original Boano design. There were several Abarth versions with 1000-2000cc engines.

Offered from the estate of a significant private collector of many cars, motorcycles and military vehicles, this wonderful little car is presented in red with a black leatherette interior. This must be one of the nicest examples of this pocket size sports car available, and one that will keep you smiling from ear to ear!


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