The Fiat 130 Coupe was never sold new in the United States, and very few that reside stateside. It is a shame this car lives in relative obscurity, as it was an award winning design with a 3.2 liter V6 developed by Ferrari engineer Aurelio Lampredi. Most 130 coupes featured a Borg-Warner 3 speed automatic, although a 5-speed manual was available. Four wheel disc brakes and four wheel independant suspension rounded out the package. This example for sale in Miami is finished in brown with beige velour, quite a popular look for the 1970s.
Magnificent Fiat 130 Coupe Pininfarina. 1973 model, automatic. Only 2 owners. The original owner was a Fiat dealer of Modena (Italy) and the second owner owned the vehicle for 38 years until today. Vehicle still has original plastic wraps on doors. Original paint, no rust, dings or scratches. Runs and drives great. Showroom condition. 53,000 km (33,000 miles). Engine: 3.2 liters, 165 HP. Everything functions well including the A/C. Very, very rare example. Only a few in the USA.
Beggars can't be choosers when it comes to a car like this on US soil. This is certainly one of the better examples you would come across, which has me thinking it may track the price of what good examples are selling for in Europe these days, which is anywhere between $13,000 to $20,000 USD. Or will it? Given this is a no reserve auction, I'll be quite curious to see if US enthusiasts value this crisply styled coupe as much as they are across the pond.