One of two large coupés styled by Pininfarina in the 1970’s, the other being the Rolls-Royce Camargue, the Fiat 130 Coupé was arguably the more successful design. Based on the 130 saloon that had appeared two years previously, Fiat’s flagship model was introduced in 1971. A two-door four-seater, the 130 Coupé used only the larger (3.2-litre, 165bhp) version of the saloon’s twin-overhead-cam V6 engine while retaining the latter’s all-independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes. Borg Warner three-speed automatic or a ZF five-speed manual gearbox were the transmission options, while power assistance for the steering came as standard. Top speed of this elegant and luxurious Gran Turismo was 190km/h (manual) or 185km/h (auto). Production of the 130 Coupé ended in 1977 after 4,491 had been built.
This car has been imported from France and is in a very good, largely original condition. It is a rare opportunity to find such an original car on the market. The engine runs silky smooth, the gearbox turns off exactly, chassis and brakes are very good. This coupe has always been exceptionally well maintained. A most stylish and timeless Pininfarina design and certainly a much-underrated Gran Turismo from Fiat.
|Auction||Berlin October 2017|
|Day of Auction||N/A|
|Registration Number||French Registered|
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