Fiat 128 “Sport Lusso” 1100 in remarkable condition
– 65 hp from a 1.1L engine
– Manual transmission
– Read mileage of only 81,100 KM
– 1 Owner
– Green exterior paintwork with brown leatherette interior
– Chrome bumpers
– “SL” Typical 4x headlight
– Spare wheel under the hood
– The vehicle was exported from Italy in 2018
– Italian registration documents and original number plates available
Based on the Fiat 128 Berlina introduced in 1969, Fiat unveiled the 128 Sport Coupé at the 53rd Turin Motor Show in November 1971. Fiat had always been a master at building small cars, and here it managed to build a four-seater on a shortened chassis that also had a larger trunk than the 128 Berlina. The coupe version was available with two different engines (1100 and 1300) and in two different trim levels (S and SL) for a total of four variants. In its basic “S” trim, the coupe had single rectangular front headlights and wheels and hubcaps from the sedan. The more expensive “SL” (for Sport Lusso) was distinguished in particular by quadruple round headlights.
Driving a Fiat 128 Sport Coupé is always a special experience. The car’s size and weight make it seem much faster and sportier than one would expect based on its specifications. Car reviewers from the 1970s therefore praised the car’s performance. In racing, the career began as early as 1972, when Mike Parkes teamed up with Trivallato in Italy to send a 190-horsepower coupe into the racing scene for Scuderia Filippinetti. Unfortunately, the coupe was already replaced in 1975 by its successor, the 128 Coupé Berlinetta.