FIAT 130 COUPE
Country of Manufacture: Italy Vin
Model Type: 2 Door Coupe
Body Designer: Pininfarina
Engine: V6 (3235cc)
Horsepower: 165 bhp DIN @ 5600 rpm
Torque: 184.4 lb @ 3400 rpm
Transmission: ZF 5-Speed Gearbox
Front- Independent, lower control arms, and struts, longitudinal torsion
bars, lateral stabilizer bar serving as reaction rod for control arms.
Rear- Independent, semi-trailing arms, struts and coil springs, lateral control arms, stabilizer bar.
Top Speed: 121 mph (manual)
History: The 130 Coupe was first seen at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show. Its running gear was identical to that used in the luxury, four-door 130 Berlina that first appeared in 1969. This saloon initially had a 2.8 liter power plant which was upgraded to 3.2 liters in 1971 coinciding with the release of a substantially revised Berlina and the introduction of the Pininfarina Coupe. Widely considered a landmark design and one of the most successful styling exercises ever, the Coupe influenced automotive design worldwide for the next decade.
Production: 4292 built between 1971 and 1977. Built in two series, this 1973 example is a second series car with the very rare manual 5 speed option. Like many Italian cars of their day, the Pininfarina Coupe’s were built of inferior grade Russian steel sourced as part of the barter agreement between Italy and Russia to build Fiats (Lada) under license. Rust was a major problem with these cars and it is believed that very few survive today.
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