The Fiat type 175, officially titled the Coupé Fiat was produced between 1993 and 2000 and remembered for its distinctive, angular design with unique scalloped side panels designed by Pininfarina.
On its launch in 1993, the Coupé was available with a four cylinder, 2.0 L 16V engine, in both turbo and normally aspirated versions. Both engines were later versions of Fiat’s twin-cam design and inherited from the Lancia Delta Integrale, 1996 brought in a 1.8 L 16V engine along with a 2.0-litre 5-cylinder 20V, and a 5-cylinder 2.0-litre 20V turbo. With a 0-62mph time of 6.5 seconds and a top speed 155mph the Fiat coupe was one of the quickest front wheel drive production cars of its day.
It is rumoured that Michael Schumacher was the original owner of the first special edition LE No. 0001, however when the question was raised to him personally he confirmed he had owned one, but a red one, while LE No. 0001 was actually a Crono Grey model.
This lovely normally aspirated example, finished in Red and similar to that belonging to Michael Schumacher, has had a modest 37,900 miles recorded from new. Having recently undergone a gearbox rebuild amongst other work, as depicted in its extensive history file, this beautifully designed Pininfarina coupe represents very good value for money!