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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by AceE, Mar 6, 2018.
Fiat.... Beast of Turin 28.5 litre 300hp
Fiat Uno Turbo... inter cooler and water cooled turbo.
After 18 years, I now know where Honda got their inspiration from when they designed the RC51 dashboard. I always wondered about it every time I rode mine. Mystery solved.
Really? No other 128SLs?
Must have been before it was lowered, had Konis on it at this point.
And of course my Barn Find, for the life of me I don't remember the details other than it was sold and being shipped to the Mainland, my heart sure was beating when I came around the corner and saw it sitting there...
Moving on to coachwork.
Pininfarina made many of the most iconic of Italian sports cars.
This Ferrari looks very similar to the Fiat spider to me.
Another Alfa you don't see much of, the 2600 coupe.
Another Pininfarina beauty.
Next up, Zagato. another awesome Italian coach builder.
you wont regret it. best S.Wheel out there! the one in my photo is an original from the '70s with a four digit serial number.
I bought another one about ten years ago and at that time they were upto I think seven digits.
I cant drive any kind of sportscar well without one. maybe its just me but that S.Wheel is perfect.
I love that instrument panel for some reason..
I think thats the platform that was sold to make the Yugo? not sure, it was some type of FIAT originally though and some guys have put X/19 1.5 engines in Yugos and autocrossed them with good results.
Bertone had this cool concept (not my photos)
not a big fan of the 128s (or FWD in general) but those were the best looking ones.
Got any more Maserati pics. Have always been a fan of the marque.
Bertone was next up on my list.
They weren't my favorite, too much of the wedge design over and over again.
As much as I wanted to like the X/19, it was a piece of crap from the get go.
So much potential and they failed.
Their concept cars were really out there.
this looks very real! there are replicas of it nowadays.
the red 308 GT4 Dino I posted sat for 11 years in a barn before I got a hold of it. story was it had just got a new clutch installed and when they parked it, the next time they tried to reverse out, it wouldnt go in reverse. the owners felt they got ripped off on the install and there was no one else around back then to service them so they left it there. the clutch was seized up when I got it but also the shift linkage was messed up. (which goes through the engine crankcase)
the best part was they continued to crank it up every now and then until it was out of gas so the fuel systems were clean. thats the worst thing about old barn finds an such, bad gas smell and varnish. and if they sat long enough the gas turned into black tar. that is the nastiest substance and nearly impossible to remove.
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the Bertone 308s are actually better drivers than the Pininfarina ones IMO
I wonder what happened. Looks like the owner opened the hood, and when he realized the motor needed work he dropped dead on the spot. For obvious reasons. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
I love X/19s! I call them the acrobats.. you can fling them around to do the seemingly impossible and they handle like a dream. they are just woefully underpowered and probably the most difficult Italian to work on so I have only owned a couple myself. they fit like a glove too if youre 5' 10"
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they were the car to have to win national autocross championships for the longest.
The Dino 206 and 246.
Not sure if it was a fancy Fiat or a poor man's Ferrari.
I had a customer with one and he thought he was really bad ass with his Ferrari.
Not impressed, to me, a Ferrari does not have a V6.
Before I went into parts, I was learning to work on these things.
One of my first cars was the X/19. I hated that car, it was a nightmare to do just about anything on.
The Lancia Scorpion was another cluster fuck to work on. The giant rear lid would almost always have to be removed
to work on it. Then getting it to realign was impossible. And adding the spare tire was pretty inconvenient to work around.