1968 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe

The 124 Spider was rather popular in the US, seeing the brand through their exit from the market in 1982 and living on as the Pininfarina Spider until 1985. Less well known is the coupe related to the Spider, the 124 Sport Coupe. Sold in three series from 1967 through 1975, this coupe had traces of exotica in its DNA, from the four cylinder engine designed by Aurelio Lampredi to the styling penned by Mario Boano, who also designed the Ferrari 250GT. A little under 300,000 of these coupes were produced through all three series (AC, BC and CC). This early AC is for sale in Washington state.

1968 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe

This is a Fiat 124 Sport Coupe from California, the car appears to have extensive mechanical rebuilding including suspension, and engine. The car has been fitted with twin Weber 40 DCOE carbs and clearly has cams to go with the carbs. Timing belt is nice and tight and looks to be recently replaced, probably when the engine was done (guessing 8,000-10,000 miles ago) sorry no receipts. The engine does not smoke at all and is a delight, clearly who ever rebuilt it did an excellent job. The car also has the sump protector on it along with what appears to be an Ansa rear muffler and twin tip, sounds great dignified growl.
The car shows 44,577 on the odometer, I am guessing that is more like 144,577.

I am selling the car for a client, who found something else he wishes to purchase even though the 124 was a recent purchase. In order for him to purchase the other car he needs to sell this one. The car drives incredibly well, and is very docile when driven gently, but when you open the throttle this thing seriously comes to life. Handling is superb, and the car has a set of period BWA wheels with excellent tires. The car drives great and the suspension is all very nice and tight, looks to have a larger front anti sway bar also. The exhaust is in great condition as well and the car is fitted with a set of tubular headers.

Brakes are excellent. Transmission shifts perfectly and all syncros are pefect. All glass is in fine condition. Most of the chrome shows wear but is quite serviceable. Missing the upright trim on the rear edge of the drivers door. There is very little rust present on the car and its very solid and decent underneath, see the pictures. Rust bubbles are present on the right rear window, and right rocker just in front of the rear wheel. There was some rust repair under the rear edge of the hood. The dark green paint looks good from ten feet, but the new owner will eventually want to repaint the car.

What is nice is that this extremely rare coupe is solid straight completely driveable and can definitely be enjoyed while being improved on. The front seats are aftermarket and comfortable, no idea what happened to the original front seats. Most of the interior is nice but the dash pad is seriously in need of being recovered. All gauges and lights work. Not a cheap car but it has been a long time since I have seen one as over all solid and nice driving as this one. If I did not have so many cars of my own, I would have already bought this one its an absolute blast to drive and will give a stock 2.0 liter Alfa a serious run for its money.

Feel free to ask any and all questions, the car is advertised locally and the owner is open to offers. My name is Jim and I can be reached on my cell phone at 425 238 5317 please be aware that I am on the West coast and will appreciate your taking the time zone into consideration. The car must be paid for in full in verifiable funds before it can be shipped or driven away. I am happy to help arrange shipping for the new owner. The reserve reflects what the owner has invested in the car and in my opinion is a bargain. Thanks for looking and for bidding.

This isn't a perfect 124 Sport Coupe, but it seems to be all there and the seller is rather honest in its description. I'd suspect somewhere around $7,000 to $8,000 would probably be a fair value for this one, given that the seller has a reserve set. While I tend to like the BC version a tad better, with its dual headlamps, this AC is clearly a product of the Spider of which it shares its platform and is a classic Fiat that you certainly don't see every day (or every year, for that matter).

-Paul

Posted under: Fiat
Dated: Apr 28 2013

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  2. I AM THE PROUD OWNER OF ONE OF THESE 1968 124AC SPORT COUPES. I BOUGHT THIS REALLY GREAT CAR IN BRAND NEW IN 1968. I HAVE DRIVEN IT 91,883 MILES AND THAT INCLUDES THE WEDDING TRIP TO NEW ORLEANS FOR MY BRIDE AND ME IN 1970. (THE CAR PICTURED ABOVE LOOKS JUST LIKE MINE.)
    WE (MY WIFE, DAUGHTER AND I) EVEN HAVE A CUTE LITLE NAME FOR THE CAR WHICH REFLECTS BOTH MY NAME AND THAT OF MY BRIDE.
    THE CAR IS IN REALLY GOOD CONDITION AND IS ESSENTIALLY ORIGINAL IN THAT THERE HAVE NEVER BEEN ANY PARTS REPLACED THAT WERE NOT FIAT 124 PARTS. IT HAS THE SPECIAL MAGNESIUM WHEELS RUNNING ON MICHELIN TIRES. (THE ORIGINAL MICHELIN SPARE IS STILL IN THE TRUNK!)
    THIS LITTLE FAMILY MEMBER WAS UNFORTUNATE TO BE HIT BY DEBRIS IN ONE OF OUR INFAMOUS OKLAHOMA TORNADOS IN 1986. I USED ALL THE INSURANCE MONEY AND HAD IT PUT BACK IN MINT CONDITION. THE DOORS SOUND LIKE A BANK VAULT WHEN CLOSED.:)
    THIS CAR IS REALLY FUN TO DRIVE AND I WOULD NOT EVER PART WITH IT.
    I DO NEED HELP BY ANYONE OUT THERE WHO MIGHT HAVE ACCESS TO A DRIVERS SIDE TAIL LIGHT ASSEMBLY (OR EVEN JUST THE METAL MOUNTING PLATE AND GASKET. I BROKE IT WHEN ATTEMPTING TO REPLACE THE BACK-UP BULB.:(
    IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON A TAIL LIGHT ASSEMBLY, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT MY E-MAIL ADDRESS.
    BEST WISHES TO ALL YOUR FIAT LOVERS OUT THERE…..!!!