Fiat was going through a bit of a renaissance in the 1990s, but few folks in the US were aware of this, given the company exited the market in 1982. While the decade didn't start off well, with two top executives in the company arrested for political corruption in 1992, the model lineup saw some characterful new models in the way of the Multipla MPV, Barchetta roadster and this car, the wedge shaped Coupe. Introduced in 1993, this was a departure from the more rounded, organic shapes emerging at the time. The car was penned by Chris Bangle, and the controversial BMW designs to come shine through in this car. Twin cam, four cylinder engines in 1.8 and 2.0 liter form were available, with turbocharging an option on the 2.0 liter engine. There was also a five cylinder engine available, also a 2.0 liter powerplant, that could be had normally aspirated or turbocharged, each engine featuring 20 valves.
This Coupe for sale in Ontario, Canada would more than likely cause headaches if would be US buyers tried to register it in their home state, but for Canadian buyers and those who might find a loophole in US regulations, it's a tempting and rare piece for anyone this side of the Atlantic.
1996 Fiat Coupe 16V Turbo. One of a handful privately imported to North America. Currently registered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Qualifies for Hagerty Collector's Car Insurance Program. Premium is less that $200 per year. Perfect condition inside and out.
VIN number is ZFA175000P0029556
Ebay listing does not allow me to enter non North American VINs. See the photo for yourself.
US Buyers: Please check with your local DMV to see what it takes to register this vehicle in your state. I have clear Canadian, Province of Ontario Title in my name which I will provide with the sale. It is up to you to have it registered in your state.
Transport of the vehicle to Niagara Falls / Buffalo, NY US border can be arranged at an additional cost.
I like this Coupe, especially in yellow. It has a very late '90s flair about it and is as visually arresting as some of the most outrageous Ferraris. Given the rarity, the seller is certainly trying to make a mint, as $12,000 for a front-drive coupe from the period with almost 70,000 miles is a bit pricey. But, for someone who wants sharp styling from the house of Pininfarina styling on the cheap and a conversation piece, this is not a bad choice.