In 1971, Pininfarina designer Paolo Martin introduced the Fiat 130 Coupe. It was one of two large coupés styled by Pininfarina in the 1970s, the other being the Rolls-Royce Camargue.
Hidden beneath its sharp, attention-grabbing lines, this two-door four-seater, featured a 3.2-litre, two overhead-cam V6 engine, with all-independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes. Producing 165bhp, the powerplant was developed by a noted Ferrari engine master, engineer Aurelio Lampredi.
Borg Warner three-speed automatic or ZF five-speed manual were the transmission options, while power assistance for the steering came as standard. Top speed of this elegant and luxurious Gran Turismo was 118mph (manual) or 115mph (auto). Production of the 130 Coupé ended in 1977 after only 4,492 had been built.
We are delighted to present this wonderful example, first registered in Spain in 1972. This is the rare manual example with limited slip diff. It has covered just 88,000 kms (55,000 miles) having had only two owners, the last for nearly 20 years. Recently it has had the following recommissioning work carried out:
– Resprayed in Fiat 198 dark violet
– Interior reupholstered in dark grey velour, with new carpet
– Full engine service
– Cam belt replacement
– New carb
– New brake master and servo
Many experts are starting to write about the 130 Coupe, and predict its value to soar. How long can a car with links to Pininfarina and Ferrari designed engine block remain less than £50,000?