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1968 Fiat 850 Coupe – Offered at No Reserve

From the Estate of a Gentleman Collector

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!

Sold For €9,563

Auction Techno Classica Essen
Auction Date 13th April 2019
Day of Auction Day 1 - Saturday


lot details

Lot Number 146R
Registration Number EU Registered
Chassis Number TBA
Year 1968
Make Fiat
Model 850 Coupe


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