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An edgy Pininfarina/Chris Bangle collaboration, a beautiful Fiat Coupé 2.0 20V Turbo.
Body-coloured bumpers, tinted glass, front occupant airbags, FPS fire prevention system, faired polyelliptical headlamps, Viscodrive, collapsible EAS steering wheel, bodyshell crumple zones, side impact beams, anti-submarining sports seats, aerodynamic recessed door handles, quick release fuel cap, body coloured insert on fascia and door panels. Factory options; Electric sunroof, leather upholstery, climate control.
Designed by the renowned and often controversial Chris Bangle of Centro Stile Fiat, the unique lines characterised by two raked grooves set this Fiat aside from the more conventional coupe. Finished in stunning Sprint Blue (code 462), a colour exclusive to the 2.0 20V Turbo, the paint finish is incredible and unique in equal measures. Only tiny hairline scratches and some minimal paint micro blisters around the fuel filler are worthy of mention. Enthusiast ownership to include the Editor of Auto Italia Magazine, Phil Ward, has ensured this Coupé Fiat remains one of the best surviving examples. An outstanding car and one certain to delight any Fiat aficionado.
The interior design is credited to Pininfarina and the car was in fact assembled at their factory in Turin, hence their logo and badges featuring widely. The super chic interior design is everything you would expect from the automotive icon with touches such as the body coloured gloss insert across the fascia and continuing along the door panels. The factory optional full leather interior in Black (Code 408) is exceptional with all seats squabs and bolsters fully intact. Only tiny hairline veins to the leather on the driver’s outer bolster can be seen upon close scrutiny. All functions and controls operate fully and the pristine boot area houses the space saver spare wheel, jack and original Fiat tool roll. A genuine four seater coupe that effortlessly emanates Italian flair.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the sought after five cylinder 2.0 20V Turbo unit featuring a Garret Turbo, this was at the time the fastest Fiat ever made and the fastest front wheel drive production car. Developing 220bhp, a top speed of 155mph and 0-62mph in just 6.5 seconds is very impressive. Comprehensive servicing and maintenance carried out by dedicated Coupé Fiat specialists ensure optimum and exhilarating performance. A spotlessly clean engine bay will impress on the show scene. The five speed gearbox is light and precise with a sporting feel.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory 16in four spoke alloys wheels, special for the Turbo model, have been refurbished to a very high standard to replicate the Titanium rims fitted to the LE model. All fours wheels are shod in quality branded Avon ZV5 tyres with masses of tread remaining. The ABS assisted braking system features standard Brembo callipers on 305mm ventilated front discs and 240mm rear discs to offer superb braking performance.
Registered new on 12th July 1999 by Fiat Main Dealers Herbert Robinson Ltd, the first keeper was a Mrs Gillian Kime. The original service booklet remains in the blue Fiat wallet along with all handbooks, guides and point of sale literature. Furthermore, a comprehensive history folder contains many invoices, receipts and MOT history from Coupé Fiat specialists, most notably being Midlands Car Servicing whereby respected Technician John Cartlidge has performed extensive maintenance. The full history file confirm a total mileage of 61,681. A cambelt change in December 2015 and rust proofing treatment in March 2016 carried out by Midlands Car Servicing are included in a very detailed log of maintenance and servicing throughout the cars entire lifetime. Without question this privileged enthusiast owned example has enjoyed comprehensive care by knowledgeable specialists.
Completing the huge history file is the imperative red master key and numerous copies of Auto Italia magazine featuring the car under the ownership of husband and wife, Editor Phil Ward and Publisher Josie Ward. A first class low mileage example not to be missed.
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