The Fiat 130 sedan debuted at the 1969 Geneva Motor Show, serving as a more modern, prettier replacement to the Fiat 2300, which was introduced in 1961. The 130 lineup remained mostly unchanged for two years until in 1971 the automaker debuted the new 130 Coupé, again at the Geneva Motor Show, which boasted gorgeous bodywork penned by Paolo Pininfarina.
The 1972 130 Coupé packed a single overhead cam 3.2-liter V6 engine under its hood, which produced a healthy 165 horsepower. The engine was developed by Ferrari engine designer and builder Aurelio Lampredi, so along with the Pininfarina styling, there’s somereal Ferrari DNA is this Fiat two-door. A five-speed manual or three-speed automatic transmission was offered, with the Borg-Warner developed automatic being the standard option, surprisingly.
RM Sotheby’s will auction off one of these Pininfarina-design Fiat 130 Coupés at its upcoming sale of the Quattroruote Collection in Milano. According to the auctioneer, just fewer than 4,300 examples of the Fiat 130 Coupé were produced. The collection’s example is finished in Grigio Scuro with red cloth interior and between its two owners, the first of which was a local fuel distributor, it has travelled just 66,041 kilometres since leaving Pininfarina’s factory 45 years ago.
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