1972 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe For Sale

This fantastic little coupe has only covered 43,400 miles and looks the part. The yellow is a nice shade that highlights the beautiful Pininfarina body lines. I'm not crazy about the late model aftermarket steering wheel or the alloys, but the latter is probably acceptable for the period. Overall it looks like a fantastic opportunity to get a great low mileage example at a decent price in a down economy.

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quote from seller's listing:

California car shipped to Connecticut several years ago, purchased and driven by me, (I love it)! Minor repairs done in my term with her include replacing metal (small weak spot) in passenger side floor and reinforcing rear shock mounts, single weber installed and tuned on an 1800cc BC Fiat motor (California owner had transplant done from original 1600cc motor), suspension is good, five speed manual (close ratio short throw) is good and the clutch is good.

Having tuned the Weber carburator, added new plugs and coil, I beleive she could use a valve adjustment... I have not had the time to address that issue. With the exception of the clock, all gauges work, manual windows and all glass is in good shape and the seals are ok.

THE BODY & CHASSIS IS TRULY GREAT, EXTREMELY SOLID with but a few small spots of surface rust, an incredible example when you consider 99.9% of Fiat 124 Coupes (in the world) have gone the ashes to ashes, rust to dust route (in their first ten years or less) and don't even exist in any condition anywhere!

The interior is an integrated mix-match of what appears to be '72 era and '74 era pieces... Having owned (new back in the day) a '71 Coupe followed by a new '74 coupe I can't even tell what is from which group, I think the dash and seats (in good shape) are from a '74-'76, possibly the engine donor car in CA... none of it matters, it all fits and looks right as well as having had a new headliner installed in CA.

dc

Posted under: Fiat
Dated: Jul 21 2010

6 Comments

  1. Coupedude says:

    Don’t waste your time. The owner thinks it is worth a lot more than it really is. He won’t take anything less than $7,000. It is a $4,000 at best. Picture Dukes of Hazard from Torino. It would be OK if all you are going to do is take it to the track. But is is not suited for the street.

  2. blackhook says:

    This ad brings back a lot of great memories. I had a ’71 124 Sport Coupe, yellow with subtle black sport stripes ( it was previously owned by a recently-deceased top Chicago mafioso – no kidding! ). If I could buy that car new now, I would in a heartbeat. Sadly, mine – being a Chicago car – would rust just by looking at it, and suffice it to say I had to tune it up about every two hours. When it was in tune, though, wow, what an absolute blast!

    This one, though, does seem overpriced & a little dicey. Had it been a west coast car all its life, I would high-tail it to get a closer look – but I suspect the rust issues are more than touted. Also, no crank-open sunroof :(

    …but oh, what a car, way ahead of its time & an absolute blast to drive. Not fast off the line, but super quick from 20-80 mph…great on twisty roads, and hands-down the smoothest, most vibration-free car i’ve ever owned. Twin cams, full-floating pistons, 4-wheel discs, a Ferrari designer…oh my, they don’t make ‘em like this anymore!

  3. Nick says:

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  5. Mine was a 72 as well with perfect bicarbs…why adjust. Ruined in accident but forever my favorite car. Any way to find similar? Desparate here.

  6. kris says:

    Hi may I know what is your offer price. Currently I own 1800cc with tiptop condndition and very often getting replacement parts from ebay and no issue of getting parts for this vehicle. please let me know your price.

    regads

    Kris