1978 Fiat 131 Mirafiori Sport / Racing Fully Restored For Sale
For sale is my 1978 fiat 131 sport / racing. The car has had a full comprehensive restoration detailed below. It is in lovely condition and ready for the road. Being 1978 this is one of the very first 131 racings produced, and indeed 1 of the oldest 131 racings left (if not the oldest 1 left). It also benefits from being MOT and Tax exempt and is currently registered as a Historic vehicle with the DVLA. Car is currently on a personalised registration which is not included in the sale. Bodywork The car was stripped, glass, engine and interior removed. All welding and parts replaced as necessary including a new boot lid, new rear panel, new rear quarter panel repair panels. The car then had a full re-spray in the original Fiat gunmetal grey (628 colour code) including inside engine bay and inside boot lid. All the exterior plastic trims were replaced with new parts as the old ones were cracked and broken, including new front and rear plastic wheel arches, new front spoiler, new front bumper, new front grill and 4 brand new headlights. All the exterior black trims were painted in gloss black which look superb with the gunmetal grey paintwork. The Rear tail lights, indicator lights and side repeater lamps were all replaced with genuine new old stock items. A new front windscreen was also fitted as per the original with the blue top tint / sun band, along with new wiper arms and blades. Wheels and Tyres I sourced 4 New old stock 14" wheels from Italy, which are fitted with 4 new Pirelli P6000 Tyres including new original fiat centre caps and new wheel studs. Engine and gearbox The engine and gearbox were removed and while the bodywork was being restored the engine and gearbox were given a full strip down, clean and inspection, with all of the following items replaced: * New timing belt and tensioner bearing * Full new gasket set * New camshaft oil seals * New front and rear crankshaft oil seals * New Thermostat * New Water pump * New fuel pump * New spark plugs and plug leads * New Magnetti marelli Coil pack * New Distributor cap and rotor arm * New 3 piece clutch kit * Starter motor reconditioned Basically anything that could have been replaced was replaced with new parts The engine runs perfectly smooth and drives faultlessly with an effortless gear change. The engine uses no oil, and is smoke free. The car has only covered 156 miles from full restoration and is garaged all of the time and started regularly. Brakes and suspension The brakes and suspension have been completed overhauled with many new parts fitted including all of the following: * New rear brake shoes, wheel cylinders and handbrake cable * New front brake discs and brake pads * New front brake calipers * New front brake hoses * New brake master cylinder * New track control arms * New track rod ends * New front suspension top mounts * New rear suspension arms * Copper brake pipes replaced as necessary The results are that the car drives nice and tight and stops as it should. Interior The interior is the original black velour interior as fitted to the 131 sport / 131 racing. The interior is in very good condition, as is the matching door cards and carpet. The dash and centre console are also in really nice condition, with no cracking on the dash. The original LHD (Kms) speedo has been replaced with a new old stock speedo in MPH to comply with the UK MOT test - and the car has only covered a mere 156 miles from being fully restored! The car still retains its original Fiat voxson radio - which does work but needs wired up. Exhaust System The exhaust system is factory standard. The original front pipe was retained, with new middle and rear silencers fitted to keep it looking standard. Summary This is a gorgeous 131 racing that has been fully restored with many new parts fitted and thousands of pounds spent on her. The car has been garaged since restoration and started regularly. The car has been to a few local car shows during the summer months and never used in the rain. The car gets many admirers at the shows - with many people saying they haven't seen one in years! These cars come up for sale once in a blue moon, and not many come up for sale in this condition with as comprehensive a restoration as this one has had. I have photos of the car at various stages during the restoration including an A4 folder full of receipts. This is a reluctant sale but lack of use has made me think that someone should be getting enjoyment out of her. The car has literally only covered 156 mile from restoration. Car is in Northern Ireland, 30mins from both Belfast airports and Belfast ferry. Please no time wasters or agencies. I'm not interested in listening to stories that your best friends uncle had one in the 90's and sold for £200. Due to work commitments I may not be able to answer the phone - but please leave a message and I'll get back to you ASAP. Several photographs available to send Via Wats app or email.
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