1988 Fiat 126

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1988
  • Mileage 
    45 684 km / 28 387 mi
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Country VAT 
    AU
  • Chassis number 
    SUF126A0019322405
  • Lot number 
    485
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Brown
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Orange
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1988 Fiat 126P FL
Year: 1988
Make: Fiat
Model: 126P FL
Body: 2-Door Coupe LHD
Odometer: Indicating 45,684 kms
Engine: 704cc 2-cylinder, four stroke
Transmission: Manual
Colour: Brown/Black
Seats: 4
Description/extras:
- 126P LHD badged Polski Fiat
- Rare larger capacity 704cc (650cc standard)
- Presenting original
- Successor to the Fiat 500

Featuring the 704cc 2-cylinder, four stroke engine, the Polski Fiat 126p offered 19KW of motive power. This exclusive engine displacement was only available to examples manufactured from 1987-1991. Pulled through a 4-speed manual transmission, this Hatchback was the car to own at the time. The uniquely designed engine was placed in the rear and the cabin offered a seating capacity of four.

An exterior finished in orange, the paintwork presents well for its age. It features the Italian designed rims that were later acquired by the Polish and offers a basic level of class as both an economic and moderately powered performance hatch.

The cabin showcases an ideal design of a family hatch produced in the eighties. The highly desirable black on black setting inside this example contrasts well with the revamped dash design over the leathered seats. An example presenting in this condition is rare European release of an iconic Hatch Fiat 126P.

The 'Polski Fiat' 126p saw its basic production between 1973 and 1992 with an entry level engine displacement. They were small economy city cars with an engine mounted in the rear. Their release stood as the successor to the earlier Fiat 500 and showcased a modernised release. Polski Fiats were produced in Bielsko-Biala, Poland and were manufactured with a 652cc engine but offered later during production with a 704cc engine. Due to the low price, these were arguably the most popular car in Poland in the 80's. The most identifiable visual feature of the Polish release was the letter P that finished after the 126.

With the same mechanical underpinnings of the 500 series, these cars were known for reliability and economy at release. Throughout the 80's, the 126P were continually modified to include upgraded brakes, wheels, and new hazard lights. The exterior saw a facelift, now fitted with plastic bumpers and featured a revamped dashboard. The 1988 release saw an electronic ignition system and alternator that replaced the well known 'undersized generator' these examples were previously fitted with.

Chassis: SUF126A0019322405

Sold unregistered

As with all vehicles sold in the Classic Car Division, they have been well looked after by their previous owners. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of vehicles, Lloyds Auctions are unable to physically inspect every aspect of each vehicle and the description which should be used as a guide only have been compiled after speaking with the owners. Lloyds Auctions sells these vehicles under standard auction conditions that offers no warranties or cooling off period. Please feel free to call the Classic Car Division if you have any questions relating to any vehicle. Inspection is highly recommended.

Lloyds stock #100961+1518

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