Lot 165 - 1962 Fiat 1200 Cabriolet by Pininfarina
|Odometer reading||14,110 km|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £15,000|
|Result||Sold - £14,000|
- Classic Pininfarina design
- Ex-Museum exhibit
- UK and Italian registration papers
As the successor to the 1100, Fiat's 1200 series debuted in November 1957 at the Turin Motor Show. The model 1200 series was available in Granluce saloon and open Cabriolet with a Turismo Veloce (fast touring) berlina available also. In particular, the Spider featured sensuous bodywork with its design largely influenced by Fabio Luigi Rapi, Fiat's design director. A restyled convertible appeared for 1959 with a sleek new Pininfarina-designed body with styling quite similar to that of Ferrari's contemporary 250 GTPF coupés, especially with the optional hardtop installed. Wind-up windows and swivelling seats remained standard while the new split mesh-patterned grille incorporated angled sides, recalling the prior Rapi-designed Spiders of 1957 and 1958..
This lovely Fiat 1200 Cabriolet was constructed in April 1962 and imported from Italy in 2014 before being displayed at the London Motor Museum for 18 months. It was purchased by the current private owner at the end of 2016 prior to acquiring an MoT test certificate and formally registered. It has since been used only sparingly, covering a couple of hundred miles or so per year. Copies of the original Italian registration papers have been retained on file. Elegant white coachwork with black hood is classically complimented by black upholstery with correct green carpets in the cabin, all in beautiful condition. This delightful Pininfarina-styled 1200 Cabriolet is ready to be enjoyed for elegant summer touring.
Previous lotLot 164 - 1959 Facel Vega Excellence EX1
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