Fiat 130 Coupe
Reviewed by Unique Cars and Parts
Our Rating: 1
Despite being unpopular this car
was actually very finely engineered with perfect proportions
and superb elegance with ample room for four passengers.
Its seats were rich velour and housed electric windows and aerial. It had a smooth
free-revving V6 motor which was upgraded to 3.2 litres from 2.8 to answer criticism
about its performance.
Its power was still fairly modest at 165 bhp but these heavy cars inevitably
felt quicker on the road than against the clock.
The majority had automatic transmission
with a five-speed manual being an option.
It shared the same independent suspension
as the Fiat Dino with power steering
Production was halted in 1977
with the coupe lasting a year longer than the saloon.
Rust has been its main detraction and unaffected models are highly sought after.