Just completed extensive, professional restoration in Italy … dazzling visuals, superb condition
Produced from 1971 thru 1977, about 4,500 130 Coupes were sold with the 5-speed manual version accounting for about 500 of those. The 130 series was never imported to the US and very few clean examples still exist on the continent. The iconic styling is legendary and the unique GT coupe execution has created a devoted following among the cognoscenti.
This 130 Coupe was originally sold to an industrialist from Verona and then sold to another prominent businessman in the same region. This distinctive coupe was well known in the area and admired by many local enthusiasts. In recent years the car began showing its age and was subsequently purchased by a Fiat 130 afficianado with the intent to perform a full restoration. This cosmetic and mechanical restoration was completed in 2016. We subsequently purchased the car and had it serviced and gone thru to meet our own standard by our own shop in Italy, and only then imported it to the US in December 2017.
All aspects of the exterior, interior and mechanics have been attended to and restored to a very high standard. The body was straight and free of any significant rust. All minor corrosion was professionally addressed, a new paint finish in the original color as applied and sealed with a double clear coat. Looks beautiful, drives like new, all systems in perfect working order. Suspension, bearings, bushings and all drivetrain seals inspected and passed or renewed as necessary. Transmission shifts crisply, clutch action is smooth and positive, brakes are strong with excellent feel, ride and handling are impressive.
This example is in the original metallic mediterranean blue hue and features the desirable 5-speed manual transmission. The interior has newly upholstered seats in soft black leather matching the original factory option in pattern and stitching, and the original pumpkin color carpeting with a creme white headliner. This example does not have the factory air conditioning unit; we consider this to be an advantage, as these units were problematic. New tires are mounted on the original Cromodora alloy wheels and there is a matching spare wheel.
Odometer shows 32,966 kilometers, believed to be 132,966 km or 82,639 miles actual.
World class style, elegant luxury details, true four passenger GT accommodations and a superb ride/handling balance are combined in this rare and exclusive, iconic design.
All import documentation is in order and the car has a current CA title and registration.
California smog exempt.
Currently garaged in San Francisco. Willing to assist in shipping to any US location.
FIAT 130 Coupe Specifications:
3.2 liter Belt-Driven SOHC V6
165 HP / 184 lb ft Torque
3,428 lbs Curb Weight
Top Speed 120 mph +
> Original color respray, wet sanded and two new coats of clear laid on
> Bumpers and grille removed and aligned
> All chrome and window trim restored and polished
> Undercarriage pressure washed, sandblasted, primed and repainted as necessary
> Hood and trunk realigned
> Lights and all lenses restored or replaced
> New upholstery in black, hides and stitching matched to original factory option
> Dashboard restored
> All carpeting steam cleaned
> Sunvisors restored
> Headliner realigned
> Front seat chrome plates polished
> All interior lights, switches and contacts replaced, reconditioned, function checked and corrected as required
Major services done in 2016
> Engine rebuilt
> New clutch, turned flywheel
> Transmission and differential lubricants changed
> New brake calipers & brake lines
Full Service performed 2017
> New exhaust system, mufflers, clamps, mounts
> Fresh routine maintenance, spark plugs, filters, belts, hoses, thermostat
> Radiator acid washed, protected and new radiator cap
> Oil change, coolant replaced
> Valve adjustment
> Clutch adjustment and lubricated linkage
> Brakes serviced, rear brake pads replaced
> Right front wheel bearing replaced
> Engine bay detailed, electrical wiring inspected and secured