Lot 103 - 1973 Fiat 130B Coupé by Pininfarina
|Odometer reading||65,223 miles|
|Result||Sold - £7,697|
Gianni Agnelli, the founder of Lancia ordered a Fiat 130 shooting brake as his company car. The advanced (and prize-winning) lines penned by Paolo Martin of Pininfarina were admired globally especially when combined with equally advanced suspension geometry in the form of four-wheel independent suspension, to wit, Macpherson struts all-round and torsion bars front and coil springs rear.
This rare right hand drive ‘B’ version benefits from significant refinements over the earlier ‘A’ version in the form of dashboard redesign, advanced fibre-optic internal lighting and more power. Both ‘Motor’ and ‘Autocar’ journalists agreed that, 'seldom have we encountered such excellent handling in a car of this size'. Described as in good condition by the current vendor, it has been stripped and repainted in recent years by one of its previous owners, the noted motoring journalist, Martin Buckley of Classic & Sports Car through Cotswold Classic Car Restorations. Supplied with a stainless steel exhaust as well as numerous spare parts including headlights, fabric, new radiator, four wheels and much more. With an extensive history file, this elegant sporting tourer is offered without reserve.
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