Fiat Coupe 20V
|Colour||Portofino Blue Metallic|
Possibly a very unique opportunity to purchase a 1997 1 owner Fiat Coupe 20V which has covered just 50,509 miles since new and is complimented with an incredible paperwork file, including the original bill of sale.
It is completely original and untouched. It has never had any paintwork, body work or welding carried out....it is just lovely! A full cambelt and water pump service has just been completed. A new exhaust back box will be fitted before the completion of a sale.
This example really is remarkable and the photos don't really do it justice. The 1 and only owner, a mature gentleman enthusiast visited Carnell Fiat on the 12th February 1997 to place a factory order for this Fiat Coupe and he wanted it exactly to his specification. A delivery date for the 1st August 1997 was agreed and a receipt for a £500 deposit is contained within the history file. The car was ordered in the cost option colour of Portofino Blue metallic paint and an Electric Sunroof and full Black Leather upholstery were also requested. The total on the road price was £19,608. The original order form is also contained within the history file. Supplying dealer number plates are still fitted front and rear. All door shuts and apertures are super clean and the underside still has the factory applied wax-oil...hence, it is clear for anyone to inspect and appreciate the remarkable structural condition.
Always garaged every single night in the heated garage and carefully washed and cleaned on a very regular basis. Still wearing all of its factory fitted body panels, the panel gap is superb and the car sits perfectly. It is absolutely arrow straight down both sides and not even the smallest of dents can be found. The factory paint finish is again superb. It still retains a lovely deep shine across all panels and it is free from swirls. A small touched in scratch to the bonnet corner and some small touched in stone chips can be found upon close inspection. Totally within keeping with a completely original car of this dramatic styling and one that has covered 50,509 miles. It really does look stunning!
All window rubbers and weather strips still remain fresh and supple and the heated garage upkeep is evident. All factory fitted tinted glass and electric sunroof glass are undamaged and in lovely condition. Headlights, fog lights, indicators and the circular rear lamps are perfect. Every time we walk passed it, we just can't help but be amazed by it.
Internally is again excellent. The full leather seats are superb and free from damage or any excessive wear. The rear seats are very likely to be unused. The deep pile carpet is lovely. It still retains its quality deep pile and is super clean and has benefitted from Fiat 20v carpet mats since new. The body coloured door card inlays and dashboard inlay are as new and free from any scratches. All switchgear and dials are perfect and everything works exactly as it should. The electric windows and electric sunroof are very smooth in their operation. The original radio cassette is still fitted and again is fully operational. Headlining is still nice and tight and free from any marks or stains. Some 23 years after being registered, this cabin still feels a very special place to be.
The correct 15" alloy wheels are in an excellent and un-refurbished condition and the factory casting stamps are nice and clear. Only very small marks can be seen upon close inspection. All tyres still have a great amount of tread remaining.
Out on the road it drives superbly. The 2.0 20v engine is super smooth and it sounds superb. The 5 speed gearbox is lovely to use and the clutch is nice and light. Regular maintenance and fastidious upkeep throughout its life is very evident. The service upkeep is as follows; Due to health issues the car was tucked away in the heated garage in 2014 up until now and a full mechanical recommissioning has just been carried out.
- Service at 6,734 miles by Dixon Fiat Castleford
- Service at 12,542 miles by Dixon Fiat Castleford
- Service at 18,041 miles by Dixon Fiat Castleford
- Service at 21,698 miles by Dixon Fiat Castleford
- Service at 24,255 miles by Dixon Fiat Castleford
- Service at 42,600 miles including new clutch, timing belt kit, brake discs and pads by MAB Automotive LTD Pontefract
- Service at 47,764 miles at MAB Automotive LTD Pontefract
- Service at 50,488 miles including new timing belt kit, all brakes serviced and all fluids and oils replaced by The Turbo Centre, Colne
The mot history is detailed below;
- 01/08/2000, mot at 18,041 miles
- 02/08/2001, mot at 21,700 miles
- 03/09/2002, mot at 24,478 miles
- 10/09/2003, mot at 27,474 miles
- 08/09/2004, mot at 30,992 miles
- 08/09/2005, mot at 33,678 miles
- 06/09/2006, mot at 36,165 miles
- 07/09/2007, mot at 38,638 miles
- 06/09/2008, mot at 41,060 miles
- 03/09/2009, mot at 42,840 miles
- 31/08/2010, mot at 44,558 miles
- 02/09/2011, mot at 46,157 miles
- 04/09/2012, mot at 47,864 miles
- 02/09/2013, mot at 49,455 miles
The car was then tucked away until this year. The current mot is valid until 03/09/2021
This truly superb Coupe still has all 3 of its original keys...including the all important Red Master Key. Original order form, delivery sheet, original sales brochure, all historic mot test certificates and all service bills and invoices are present and correct. The original owners handbook pack is complete and still contains all the correct and original literature. Current V5 registration document is present and confirms zero previous keepers.This superb example is now ready to be used and enjoyed once more and it certainly attracts a crowd wherever it goes. It is just beautiful and it will be nigh on impossible to replicate.