1972 FIAT 130 Pininfarina Coupe
CapmWoody's 2004 Project
Plastic bag over driver's window is because
it will not roll up without a battery, not yet installed.
It's a big car. It seems about the same
size as the Mercedes 450 SLC. Maybe even bigger.
Body is very straight and the doors close with a real solid
A little rust here and there, but nothing to
The interior is more UV damaged than dirty
The carpet can easily be cleaned and used again. Seats will
have to be recovered.
I sat in the driver's seat and the car felt
very comfortable. Not the typical knees in your face driving position.
Instruments look very good with no clouding of the glass. Wood
is in good condition but the steering wheel is
real dorky. And believe it
or not, the dash is cracked. (Fiat inside joke)
The velour is everywhere, seats, door panels,
trim. Quality of build and stitching is very nice.
The worst rust is on the hood. It is
pretty bad but can be repaired. The original headlights which are exclusive
to the 130 coupe have been replaced with quad rectangular ones. I have
obtained an original headlight for one side and continue to look for one
for the other side. Original headlights are wide enough to go all the way
to the textured grill and almost line up with the creases in the hood.
Very wide lights. About as wide as three of the rectangular lights
on the car now.
The roof is covered with surface rust but there
are no rust through areas on the car except on the hood.
There is a small chip and crack in the windshield
that's covered by the passenger side wiper.
Engine compartment is not oily
and seems to be intact with little jury rigging. The single carb looks
kind of silly sitting atop the big 3.2 liter V6. It should have triple
carbs like the picture on the
right. The picture below shows the
hard to find factory
I won't get much time to work on it until some
time later in the year (2004), but
I'll keep this page up to date about the progress as I work to put it back
in presentable condition.
If you have any information on the 130, please contact me at
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