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Italian Coupés to Suit Most Tastes, Available Now

Italian Coupés to Suit Most Tastes, Available Now

By Petrolicious Productions / 17 Dec 2014

For those thinking about buying a classic Italian coupe, there are options both extravagant and humble. There are Alfa Romeos, Fiats, and others that can be reasonably maintained and enjoyed. This week we’ve selected five Italian Coupes across the spectrum available now.

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The Fiat-Abarth Zagato is a Mille Miglia Marvel

The Fiat-Abarth Zagato is a Mille Miglia Marvel

By Petrolicious Productions / 16 Dec 2014 / 13 Comments Read More

As an enthusiast who has run the modern Mille Miglia five times, Carl Gustav Magnusson didn’t have to think long about which car he wanted when he began planning his sixth run. In his previous five races, each driven with a different family member by his side, Magnusson had piloted a Fiat Abarth Zagato 750 GT Corsa, a car that more than makes up for its small stature by packing a whollop of pedigree, performance, and noise.

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Driven by Design: Fiat-Abarth 750 Zagato

Driven by Design: Fiat-Abarth 750 Zagato

By Yoav Gilad / 15 Dec 2014 / 3 Comments Read More

Based on the Fiat 600's floorpan, the Fiat-Abarth 750 GT Zagato "double bubble" was Abarth's aerodynamic, performance version of Fiat's diminutive coupe. It made its debut at the 1958 Torino Motor Show and went on sale the following year as a continuation of Abarth's 750 series. But this 750 was different as it was fitted with a 750cc Bialbero (DOHC) engine and featured an aluminum body styled by Zagato.

Driver Yearns for a Few More Horses, Fiat Steps In

Driver Yearns for a Few More Horses, Fiat Steps In

By Petrolicious Productions / 27 Nov 2014
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Once the kids grew a little older I sold off the Vespa and with a little extra money, I bought a nice little two-tone Autobianchi Bianchina Panoramica that was a real head-turner! Alas, it was also painstakingly slow to drive in traffic and after four years my right foot yearned for a few more horses. That's where the Fiat 124 Sport Coupe entered the picture and I went from 17hp to 110hp!

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Classic '80s Italian Cars For Sale Now

Classic '80s Italian Cars For Sale Now

By Petrolicious Productions / 19 Nov 2014

The '80s produced some pretty bogus machines as the auto industry finally began learning how to deal with the '70s emissions constrictions and OPEC shocks. But there were also some bright spots. Pull out your favorite cassettes because we’ve found some great '80s Italian sports cars, available now.

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Fiat Vignale For Sale Comes Pre-Named

Fiat Vignale For Sale Comes Pre-Named

By Petrolicious Productions / 14 Aug 2014

Some vintage cars are so abundant that they could be showcased in Market Finds nearly every day. This 1969 Fiat 125S Samantha, styled by Vignale, is not such an automobile. It's estimated that only one hundred of these coupes were ever built.

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This Fiat is Flat-Out Mechanically Made-Over

This Fiat is Flat-Out Mechanically Made-Over

By Petrolicious Productions / 4 Aug 2014

Wedge-shaped cars look as if they can cut through the air all by themselves, but the truth is they need engines to do that. Fortunately, the 1.5-liter four-cylinder power plant with which this 1981 Fiat X1/9 started life, as well as other major parts, has been thoroughly refreshed.

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Let's Show Marchionne that Lancia Matters

Let's Show Marchionne that Lancia Matters

By Afshin Behnia / 17 Jun 2014
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Why would Marchionne want to kill the historic and valuable Lancia brand? Could it be that he's misjudging Chryslers', re-badged as Lancias, poor sales as an indication of lack of interest in the Italian brand? Come on, people are smarter than that. Of course a Voyager minivan or a 200 with a Lancia badge is going to have limited appeal!

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Father's Stories Lead to Son's Fiat Restoration

Father's Stories Lead to Son's Fiat Restoration

By Petrolicious Productions / 12 Jun 2014
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I soon found a slightly better Fiat 128 that we immediately bought and practically dismantled that night. The plan was to give the car a “little care,” though we had no idea what to do about the broken gearbox in the boot, the missing parts, the rodent-nibbled dashboard or the fact that the bodyshell was so rusty that it would be difficult to find a repair shop willing to take it on.

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Cross-Country with 21.5 HP and No Roof

Cross-Country with 21.5 HP and No Roof

By Petrolicious Productions / 22 Apr 2014
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Mr. Roy Zukerman restored this little 21.5 hp Vignale Gamine he’s owned for over ten years, then criss-crossed the country with it. It also has no air-conditioning or radio or roof. Fortunately however, that country is Israel, which means that you can cross it in a matter of mere hours. However, he's covered many thousands of miles with it, throughout the small nation.

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This Convertible was Love at First Drive

This Convertible was Love at First Drive

By Petrolicious Productions / 3 Apr 2014
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What the heck WAS this thing? I’d never heard of a Fiat, but I quickly fell in love with the wood dash, the big steering wheel and the gauges in Italian. The shifter felt very precise, and the little car just begged to run. I was in love! Of course, they hadn’t really thought about selling it and needed to "think about it," so I went home feeling dejected.

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Buy This Fiat and Turn It into Your Weekend Racer

Buy This Fiat and Turn It into Your Weekend Racer

By Petrolicious Productions / 27 Mar 2014
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While a decent seller in America, the X1/9 is rather uncommon today. This 1981 X1/9 for sale on eBay is characterized as a solid, functioning daily driver that would be a good “starter X” for someone wanting to learn about them or to drive without worrying about errant shopping carts or salty roads.

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