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Lot 259: Fiat 850 Sport Coupé

The Monaco Sale, Bonhams (11 May 2012)

Introduced in 1964, the FIAT 850 would prove an immense success for the Italian firm, with over 1.75 million sold by the time production ceased in 1972. A unitary construction design powered by an 843cc four-cylinder water-cooled engine, the 850 demonstrated that a rear-engined saloon really could be made to handle. Coupé and Bertone-built Spider versions were introduced in 1965 boasting more powerful engines and disc front brakes. With these two models FIAT reintroduced the circular, laurel-surrounded badge used on its competition cars of the 1920s. Early in 1968 the duo were revised as the 'Sport' models with 903cc engine, alternator electrics and a number of external styling changes, the most obvious of which was the adoption of four-lamp lighting at both ends on the Coupé. Now with 52bhp (DIN) on tap, the latter was a genuine 90mph car that nevertheless could still return in excess of 40 miles per gallon if driven with restraint. This restored FIAT 850 Sport Coupé is equipped with alloy wheels, spotlights, external engine hatch locks, interior roll cage, sports steering wheel, sports seats, Sabelt competition harnesses and a big-bore exhaust system. The car is offered with ASI homologation papers, FIVA identity card, FIA Historic Technical Passport, Italian libretto and ownership certificate. An ideal introduction to the pleasures of Italian sports car ownership at a most affordable price.

Lot Details
Auction The Monaco Sale
Bonhams, Monaco
TypeCar
Lot Number259
Estimate€8000-€11000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1966
Condition rating
Registration number
Mileage-
Chassis number049882
Engine number0504939
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2