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Lot 142 - 1974 Fiat 130 Coupe – one owner for 39 years

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ESTIMATE £13,000- £17,000

Auction Ascot April 2016
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Lot Number 142
Reg. Number UK Registered
Chassis Number 130BC 0003706
Year 1974
Make Fiat
Model 130

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Description

After its debut at the 1969 Geneva Motor Show, the Fiat 130 topped the Italian automaker’s line-up. It boasted such features as standard power-assisted steering and four-wheel disc brakes. Hidden beneath its sharp, attention-grabbing lines was a choice of new overhead-camshaft V6 engines in either 2,866-cubic centimetre or 3,235-cubic centimetre form. The new V6 line was based on the 128 Type A powerplant, developed by noted Ferrari engine master, engineer Aurelio Lampredi.

With its own Pininfarina-penned design on the inside and out, the 130 Coupé wowed at the 1971 Geneva Salon, proving it to be even more striking than the four-door saloon. It was a large coupé that featured a host of luxury features inside, like state-of-the-art fibre optics to light its instrument panel and switches. Just a hair under 4,300 examples of the 130 Coupé were built.

This strikingly original example was delivered from new in an avantgarde combination of Silver with a Burnt Orange velour interior, and fitted with the rare and desirable 5 speed manual gearbox, a vast improvement over the sluggish 3 speed automatic gearbox supplied to most 130s.  The 130 was in the possession of a northern Italian industrialist from 1976 until just last year. Recently imported into the UK from Monza by a London-based Italian car collector, the 130 was was driven directly from Italy to the UK without missing a beat.

  

The Fiat has recently been recommissioned with a full service including all relevant belts, a new alternator, tyres, exhaust and replacement clutch cable. The original Cromadora wheels were also refurbished. Supplied with a UK MoT certificate and title document, in additional to Italian title, this is a very straight, original example of an exceptionally well built, refined, Italian GT car.


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