Fiat 128 Coupe Sport/128 3P
1971-1978, 330897 produced. (All Types)
Hatchback,3 doors,4 seats(3P)
Coupe,2 doors,4 seats
In 1971 Fiat continued the theme set by its successful 850 Coupe with its new 128 Coupe Sport, based on a modified Fiat 128 platform. The 128 Coupe Sport initially used a 1116cc four cylinder engine mounted transversly to drive the front wheels. Later versions used the more powerful 1290cc four cylinder.
Typical engine fault for this model is its camshaft. Its a sohc type engine and it seems the oilways in the head are poorly engineered. The first signs are that the engine sounds tappety; as the engine is ohc with bucket and shims this seems very odd; when you attempt to gap the cams you see that 1 or 2 will be nearly closed, so you strip the camshaft down and you will see the problem - 1 or 2 of the cam lobes will be very worn. Camshaft replacement is the only thing you can do.
In 1975 Fiat replaced the original 128 Coupe Sport body with a new three door hatchback coupe body, known simply as the 128 3P (meaning "tre porte" - "three doors") Production ended in 1978 after over 330,000 examples had been built.
Further information submitted:
The 330000 plus figure refers to combined 3p and earlier coupe SL numbers. The total production number for the 3p was 120897 (last chassis numbers out of 330000 combined).
|1290cc||S4 OHC||86mm x 55.5mm||8.9|
|1116cc||S4 OHC||80mm x 55.5mm||8.8|
|Weber||1||Twin choke downdraught|
|Drivetrain||Steering||Front Suspension||Rear Suspension|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|93 mph||64 bhp 6000||1116cc engine|
|101 mph||18.2 s||75 bhp 6600||1290cc engine|
|Disc||Drum||Servo assisted, dual circuit|
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|Unknown||Fiat 124 Sport Coupe||Anglia Car Auctions||9 Apr 2011||-||£3255.00|
|221||1976 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe||Coys||29 Sep 2005||Not sold|
1969-85 Fiat 128
|Publication||Classic Cars February 2012|
|1969-85 Fiat 128 - Beneath its conventional looks the 128 made a vital contribution to motoring - yet despite huge sales few survive on our roads today.|
|Publication||Classic Cars July 2002|
|Cheap Skates - How could the affordable Fiat 128 3P and Volkswagen Scirocco MkI have reached the verge of extinction? They deserve a better fate.|