Posts Tagged ‘128’

ASI-Certified – 1972 Fiat 128 Berlina

March 28, 2014

Continuing the theme of featuring interesting cars from abroad, here’s a first for us – a “historic” car which has received its certification from ASI (Automotoclub Storico Italiani). This certification is only given to cars with a known history that are located in Italy, and gives some special benefits that only apply there, such as access to areas blocked to normal cars. So for us foreigners, the primary benefit is that of the car’s history, and that cool little badge on the front bumper. And it should come as no surprise by now that the love here is strong for little Italian tin cans, the 128 ranking high on that list. Unfortunately, most surviving 128s in North America appear to be the later, big bumper examples, so for an earlier 128 it’s easier to go abroad. That’s how you’ll find this 1972 Fiat 128 Berlina 4-door for sale for €2000 ($2751 today) in Agropoli, Salerno, Italy.

1972 Fiat 128 Berlina right front

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Fiat Day – Fiat 128 and Brava Sedan Madness

January 31, 2014

For some reason, a recent search yielded a surfeit of Fiat sedans. You wouldn’t be blamed for thinking most of these cars had taken the “ashes to ashes, rust to rust” route, and there are usually only one or two for sale at a time in North America. However, right now there are at least 4 available, and it’s quite likely that some of the other 128s recently featured here are still available. The real score would be a small bumper 128, but those seem to have gone the way of Elvis (nobody’s sure if he’s dead, but occasionally some nut job claims to have seen him – the same statement applies in both cases). Check out this 1976 Fiat 128 2-door sedan for sale with bidding at $750 and two days left to go.

1976 Fiat 128 left side

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Unfamiliar – 1977 Fiat 128 Familiare Wagon

December 16, 2013

So we’ve been seeing a lot of rare-versions-of-a-common-car features lately, as a way to either get yourself a good deal, or just to stand out from the crowd. If you’re above the common classic car, and want something quite unusual and fun to drive, how about a Fiat 128? Although you don’t hear as much about their story, they (along with the original Mini and the Simca 1100) arguably defined the modern compact car as we know it today. You get a sporty (if not fast) car, powered along by a 1.3-liter four-cylinder designed by Aurelio Lampredi (who also designed the larger twincam 4 from Fiat, as well as some Ferrari V12s), the same engine used in the Fiat X1/9 and Yugo. Depending on your source, the car is still in production today in Egypt as the El Nasr 128. You can find this 1977 Fiat 128 Familiare wagon for sale in Sacramento, CA with bidding at $404, reserve unmet and 2 days left to go.

1977 Fiat 128 Familiare wagon left rear

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