This 1971 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe has a long short history, bought New from the original Premier Motors Fiat in West Perth (David Golding) ,early ’72 the first owner Dario Arbusti enjoyed and held for 30 years, only selling in 2002 to Pilipo because he hassled Dario to for over 10 years!(worked with him every day!) Now Pilipo’s health is stopping him from enjoying the 124 like Dario, so November 2018 ….I am the 3rd Owner !
Some changes through time to the mighty 124 with mixed results, the body is beautiful ,the interior refurbished ,new Koni sport shocks all round and new front arms with bushes, a “Crate Engine” bottom end complete from Cecchele Motors was bought for $3k as the 1600 was worn, unfortunately it is a 1800 not the original 125bc 1600, great for power and driving, no so good for originality and todays collectability value, it is still in the car with the original camshafts and IDf Weber set-up….and only 2000klms on it from fitting!, same ussue goes for the gauges, missing is the 9000RPM Tacho and mile p/hour Speedo for the 1800sport Tacho and Speedo, aftermarket 14″ “Superlite” rims with oversize tyres(215/65-14), replaced the standard steelies, great for cruising but robing the acceleration some what! Now replaced with factory Cromodora CD11 13×5.5 and 205/60 rubber,Pilipo had a old fiat steering wheel and modified it(9 bolts) to hold a Luisi alloy wheel, Now replaced with an my old favourite ……MOMO Prototipo in Black!
Update 11/2018- week2 at the exhaust shop getting the Aussie hurricane 4 into 1 crap headers off and a set of Italian tuned length 4 into 2 into 1 ….in and connected to the original system, found a 9000RPM Tacho on ebay! The elephant style wing mirrors Pilipo put on…have been replaced with period correct chrome rectangle type ! week3 -Removed 1meter of vac hose to booster and replaced one way valve….Yes I have booster working now! ….with new Master cylinder and a brake system bleed, we have braking how it should be……over boosted and sudden…hahaha!