1968 Fiat 124 AC Sport Coupe

Sold: £13,000

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Manufacturer:  Fiat
First Registered:  2021
Model:  124 AC Sport Coupe
Registration No:  ABW 454F
Mileometer:  77,374
Chassis No:  124AC0058834
MOT:  Exempt
Colour:  Red

The Fiat 124 Sport Coupé is a two-door, four-seater notchback coupé produced by Fiat in three generations between 1967 and 1975. It was based on the Fiat 124 saloon. The AC model began in 1967 and came with a 1438 cc twin cam, 4-speed gearbox (the option of a 5-speed item appearing in mid-'67), front and rear anti-roll bars and a torque tube rear axle. It featured a 200 km/h (120 mph) speedometer, three supplementary gauges, a faux wood steering wheel, a woodgrain dash and console top, as well as tail lights shared with the Lamborghini Espada and Iso Rivolta.

124 Sport Coupés were modern in chassis and engine design. Braking was via four 230 mm disc brakes with a front/rear weight-sensitive proportioning valve. It also had a sealed cooling system, viscous fan clutch and a toothed timing belt for the twin-cam engine, the first mass-produced engine to feature this instead of the usual chain-drive.

This example is a very rare RHD drive car that has recently been imported from South Africa. As with most cars from South Africa, it has benefitted from the warm and dry climate, meaning that it has not suffered with the same rust issues that most 124 Sport Coupes have. Before being shipped to the UK for sale, the car was painted, the engine was serviced (including changing the cambelt), the brakes were reconditioned, and various small jobs were carried out to get the car up to scratch.

Since the car has been in the UK, it has had electronic ignition fitted, both door locks have been fixed, and front shock absorbers have been fitted. The car also comes with rear shock absorbers, which the vendor is hoping to fit to the car in time for the sale. The vendor states that the car is in very good condition, and runs and drives very well.

These cars are fitted with the legendary Fiat twin-cam engine, which makes them a great car to drive. This must be one of only a handful left in the UK, particularly in RHD.

Note: This description is provided by the vendor and unless otherwise stated is 'Not Verified' by Barons or any person employed by Barons. Prospective purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any statements made, whether they be statements of fact or opinion.

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