Lot 183 - 1973 Fiat 130 Coupé Auto

Lot 183 - 1973 Fiat 130 Coupé Auto

Lot 183 - 1973 Fiat 130 Coupé Auto

Lot Number 183
Registration VHJ 593L
Chassis Number 130BC0002658
Engine Number Tbc
Odometer reading 83,000 miles
Estimate £14,000 - £18,000
Result Sold - £15,282
  • Automatic transmission
  • Lovely condition throughout

Fiat was never really noted for building large luxury cars so the 130 range was quite a departure compared to their wonderful compact cars. The Coupé, based on the same platform as the saloon, was introduced in March 1971 having been designed by Paolo Martin of Pininfarina, who also manufactured the car. With a unique interior design and stunning looks, it was acclaimed by road testers of the day as the enlarged Lampredi designed 3235cc V6 provided very good performance and the handling was excellent. With only 4000 Coupés produced they are very rare cars but the left hand drive examples are especially regarded having generally been owned in hotter climates and therefore avoiding the ravages of the UK roads and weather.

This lovely example is presented in silver metallic with very rare, red full leather interior which is in very good condition. The car was imported into the UK in 2011 and then recommissioned with circa £12,000 spent on it. On the road, this Fiat has a real presence being quite a large car and still manages to entertain the driver as only the Italians can do with road-holding years ahead of its time. Its 3.2 litre engine is smooth and provides plenty of performance for good touring or country road driving. This is surely one of the best examples of this rare Italian marque on the market today.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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