Fiat 131 Mirafiori
1974-1984, 1513800 produced.
Saloon,4 doors,5 seats
Saloon,2 doors,5 seats
Estate,2 doors,5 seats
Estate,4 doors,5 seats
Fiat announced its replacement model for the successful 124 range in 1974, the all-new 131 Mirafiori. The 131 Mirafiori came with a bewildering range of engines which included 1.3, 1.6 and 2.0 litre petrol units. European models could also be ordered with Diesel engines, although none were sold in the UK.
From 1978 Fiat offered more exciting "Twin-cam" engines in the Mirafiori which helped improve the cars lack lustre image. A choice of two or four door saloon bodies could be chosen or a roomy estate version. The 131 Mirafiori remained in production until replaced by the Regata in 1984.
Standard 131s were often badged as Mirafiori, after the production plant in which they were produced; they had 1.3 L and 1.6 L SOHC engines. Revisions were made in 1981, and all models were produced until production ceased in 1984.
From 1978 Fiat also produced an upgraded version called Supermirafiori. These featuresd DOHC engines. Diesel versions were made, plus the 131 Racing.
|1367cc||S4 DOHC||Fiat Twin Cam|
|1995cc||S4 DOHC||Fiat Twin Cam||84mm x 90mm|
|1297cc||S4 OHV||76mm x 72mm|
|1585cc||S4 OHV||Fiat Twin Cam||84mm x 72mm|
|1367cc||S4 OHC||Fiat Twin Cam|
|1585cc||S4 DOHC||Fiat Twin Cam||84mm x 72mm|
|Weber||1||32 ADF 14 downdraught|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|105.4 mph||12.2 s||18.3 s||23 mpg||96 bhp 6000||Supermirafiori (1585 DOHC)|
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|621||Fiat 503 (1927)||Lambert & Foster||16 May 2002||Not sold|
|020||Fiat 124 Spyder (1982)||BCA||6 Dec 1999||Not sold|
|024||Fiat Abarth OT 1300 (1964)||Coys||2 Mar 1998||-||£7000.00|
|22a||Fiat Spyder (1975)||Parkes||2 Feb 1997||Not sold|
|025||Fiat Mirafiori 131 Abarth Rallye (1977)||Coys||30 Jul 1994||£3500.00||-|
Flash Of Youth
|Publication||Classic Cars January 2006|
|Flash of youth - In the Seventies men could wear medallions and splash on Brut 33 without irony, but they needed something hot to handbrake-turn into the pub car park. The rare survivors are just as much fun today. 1972 Hillman Avenger Tiger, 1974 Triumph Dolomite Sprint, 1980 Ford Escort RS2000 MK11, Fiat 131 Mirafiori Sport .|
Classic Cars July 2001 pg 104
|Publication||Classic Cars July 2001|
|Fiat 131 Abarth Rallye. The story of the staid family saloon turned world championship-winning stormer. Despite great success in rallying, this is one of a handful of survivors in the country.|
Driving Classics: Fiat 131 Mirafiori - A10 Oasis
|Publication||Classics August 2004|
|Driving Classics: Fiat 131 Mirafiori - A10 Oasis - Greg Whitaker finds green spaces and interesting places around North London.|