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An original Polski-Fiat 126P owned by Fifth Gear Presenter Jonny Smith.
PVC underbody protection, moulded polypropylene bumpers, side protection strips, opening front quarter lights, laminated windscreen, key ignition start, engine compartment lock, driver’s door mirror, rear fog/reversing lights, heated rear window, tilt/tip reclining front seats, driver and passenger door bins, front utility shelf, rear parcel shelf, protective rubber boot matting, courtesy light, soft feel steering wheel. Dealer accessories; Mud flaps, rigid snow tray mats.
This truly remarkable Polski-Fiat 126P is super cute and wonderfully original. The factory coating of Rosso Fiam, (Code 854/F), is preserved to an amazing standard with a deep shine and uniform finish. All factory fitted panels have linear gaps and the panel edges are sharp and defined, exactly as they were made. Amazingly the lightweight bodywork has avoided the common dings found on most examples and only very close scrutiny will detect faint markings. The underside and inner wheels tubs are superb and thankfully no excess application of underseal allows easy structural inspection. All trim pieces are immaculate and the factory etched glass remains fitted. An iconic Italian design, guaranteed to raise a smile!
The delightfully sparse interior of this 126P harks back to a far simpler era of motoring with an emphasis on everything you need and not a lot more! The compact black vinyl seats and matching door trim is spotless and completely free from wear. All switchgear housed in the perfect padded fascia operates flawlessly. Optional rigid snow mats remain fitted and are designed with a lipped edge to allow containment and emptying of melted snow off your boots! The front luggage compartment is pristine with the original rubber mat, washer fluid pouch, factory paint code stickers and chassis stamp are all clearly visible. A real time warp interior.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the 652cc air cooled engine with single downdraught carburettor, with 24bhp at 4500rpm and maximum torque of 30.4lbs.ft at 3000rpm at your disposal, progress is perhaps unsurprisingly fairly sedate. Designed with simplicity in mind, this frugal motor will provide the new owner with very low running costs, maximum reliability and tremendous fun with cruising at 60mph perfectly comfortable and a top speed of 65mph. The engine compartment is beautifully clean, unmolested and displays factory stickers, plates and panel stamps. Original factory weld lines are clear to see on this very original car. The four speed gearbox with synchromesh on the top three gears feels light and tight.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Five factory standard steel wheels are unrestored items with the production stampings clearly prominent. Light markings have been touched in to the original light grey paint and matching 135 R13 Radial tyres are fitted. Independent brake circuits incorporating front and rear drums operate well but require a firm foot compared to modern offerings!
Built under license from Fiat between 1973 and 2000, the Polski-Fiat 126P was virtually identical to the original Italian car with the letter ‘P’ added in order to distinguish it. Subject to many subtle revisions throughout the production run, this example is the Type FL, a series introduced in December 1984. Manufactured by Fabryka Samochodów Małolitrażowych (FSM Poland) and registered new on 19th November 1990, the original factory consignment docket is stamped by the plant in Bielsko-Biała, the only factory still producing the vehicle after production ceased at the Tychy plant in 1979. The original FSM warranty booklet and repair record contains recorded entries and is stamped with the salespersons details! The only UK owner is a Mr Jonathan Smith, better known as ‘Jonny’ the presenter of popular mainstream motoring TV programme Fifth Gear. Jonny sourced the car from the previous owner Artur Szafran in Poland in 2016 and full UK registration was carried out on 1st September 2016. Having owned over 130 cars, Jonny is no stranger to quirky classic vehicles and this Polski-Fiat was simply irresistible. After a year of fun alongside his 1963 Beetle owned since he was 16, and guest appearances at local classic car shows, this delightful 126P is wanting for nothing ready for a new appreciate owner. Every inch a desirable cult classic, this original unmolested example is not to be missed!
MOT August 2018, HPI clear.
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Lovely,unique,little beauty.Last edition produced in 1999.Totally original,almost like new.Original paintwork. No rips of scuffs to the interior. No rust or corrosion underneath as has been garaged all the time.Brakes and tyres both in good order. All electrics, fully operational.2 sets of original .....
1988 Fiat 126 BIS 15,000 miles and presented in excellent condition. Supplied with Independent Engineers Report in support of claimed condition, if required. Excellent original interior. Currently being serviced and to be MOT tested for one year at point of sale. Supplied with: V5C, HPi certificate .....
Probably the best 126 available on the market today.
One look at this car and it's clear to see that this restoration was a labour of love with no corners cut.
Bare metal respray looks stunning in original bright red.
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For sale my classic car Fiat 126pELX in beautiful green colour without any damage or issue.Everything works fine as it should. Its perfect example of 20 years old car 1997 and its LHD. Mint condition you wont be disappointed. My 126p ELX pass MOT test without any issue. Fiat 126p ELX has full insurance,tax .....
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Fiat 126 B15 Belle Vue Italian Job Convertible in white with Burgundy soft top. 704cc petrol.
Low Mileage - 35726.
Only 2 previous owners.
Vehicle in very good condition inside and out and drives well.
Front and rear bumpers need small paint job.
Fiat 126 Spider by Gavallo, mod 7/1988, 700cc, 18.5kw, registro Fiat,38500km,
Stylistically derived from the concept car ‘City Taxi’, realised by Pio Manzu in 1968, the Fiat 126 was presented with the task of replacing the ‘500’ at the 1972 Turin Motor Show.
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Great opportunity to acquire a lovely low mileage example of one of these classics. Currently in Polski Fiat Monte Carlo livery, this 126 is a real head-turner and set up for car shows and rallies. Mileage is under 20,000 miles and the car has had a great deal of care and attention, and comes with .....
my friend bought this car from a school teacher friend who bought it new and put 8k miles on the clock. He had it for 26 years and was garaged. I bought it from him years ago and did the same. I have had it moted every year since I have owned it and had the clutch and fuel pump changed. Spare tyre has .....