1997 Fiat Coupé 1.8

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  • 1997 Fiat Coupé 1.8 16v lhd
  • 1.8 Litres 16v engine
  • Leather seats
  • Air conditioning
  • Original alloy wheels
  • Bodywork and interior in good condition
  • A solid and well equipped Fiat Coupé in good condition in need of some maintenance


The Fiat Coupé is considered today one of the best recent sports coupés available. Conceived, designed and built by true enthusiasts, the Coupé was born with the precise aim of restoring prestige to the Fiat brand, mostly associated with small utility cars, reviving the glories of famous Fiat sports cars of the past such as the 124 coupé, the Dino and the X1/9.

This particular Coupé, fitted with the lively 1.8-litre 16-valve engine shared with the Fiat Barchetta, was purchased by the current third owner in 2017 and kept in his private collection, not being driven but being regularly started to maintain its efficiency.
For this reason it has not been submitted for technical inspection in recent years.

The car is in good aesthetic condition, with an intact and rust-free bodywork with some small surface scratches and a well-preserved interior.

Original and unforgettable, the Fiat Coupé has been recognised since new as a future classic.
This fairly presented example in need of simple routine maintenance and a little exercise could prove to be an intelligent purchase, which will allow its future owner to acquire a car of great charm.


  • Sold in 1997
  • Three owners from new
  • Purchased by the current owner in 2017
  • Kept in a private collection

Purchased by the seller in 2017, this Coupé has been kept in his private collection ever since and has not been MOT tested in recent years.
However, the car has always been kept in good mechanical condition.

It will be delivered with its original plates and updated documents.


  • In good overall condition
  • Leather sports seats
  • Leather steering wheel and shift boot
  • Air conditioning
  • Double airbags
  • Dashboard in very good condition
  • Efficient and tidy gauges
  • Intact and clean carpets 
  • Visible scratch on the driver's seat left bolster

The welcoming and well-finished interior designed by Pininfarina is equally original and full of references to the past, with a body-coloured metal strip on the dashboard in which large circular dials are set in front of the driver.

Surprisingly practical, the Coupé offers a rather large boot and four comfortable seats, with good accessibility to the rear bench.


  • Bodywork in good original condition
  • Original alloy wheels 
  • Flawless headlights and windows 
  • Dent on the bonnet near the left headlight
  • Rust free

The innovative and original bodywork was initially penned by Chris Bangle and finalized by the Centro Stile Fiat team and was full of references to classic models and typically Italian stylistic elements, with round rear lights and an aggressive front with sinuous polycarbonate headlights.

The wedge-shaped line, with a low nose and high tail, the sides cut by taut lines starting from the fenders and the forward leaning of the passenger compartment give it a dynamic and unmistakable look.


  • 1747 cc 16v four-cylinder 130 hp engine with variable valve timing 
  • Five-speed gearbox
  • Four disc brakes
  • Overhauled cooling system
  • Not driven since 2017 but started periodically
  • The timing belt should be replaced 
  • The rear shock absorbers should be replaced

The cooling system has been overhauled, although before driving it on the road, the seller recommends replacing the timing belt and rear shock absorbers and performing a thorough maintenance.


The Fiat Coupé has proven the brilliant results that can be achieved when a company with a dynamic leadership and inspired designers is willing to take risks.

Conceived to amaze and to celebrate the Fiat brand and bring people to dealerships, it was an extremely fun, sporty, lively and well-built car, which offered excellent performance and an unique style at a fair price.

With prices on the rise, the Fiat Coupé is certainly destined for a rosy future in the world of vintage cars.

This well-equipped and honestly presented example, with bodywork and interior in good condition, can be brought back into excellent shape with routine maintenance, made even easier by the widespread diffusion of its mechanical components and the wide availability of spare parts and will be able to offer fun and lots of charm to its next owner.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1997
  • Make Fiat
  • Model Coupe 1.8 16V
  • Colour Black
  • Odometer 285,200 Kilometres
  • Engine size 1.8 litres
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Perugia
  • Country Italy
Bidding history
5 bids from 4 bidders
  • matteo-•••• €1,900 23/09/23
  • ROSSI G•••• €1,700 22/09/23
  • f16_lov•••• €1,500 22/09/23
  • matteo-•••• €1,200 20/09/23
  • Corvino•••• €1,000 17/09/23

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