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 Fiat 124 coupé, 1608cc
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acalex
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Posted - 18 Apr 2017 :  20:26:21  Show Profile  Send acalex an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Anyone out there who can help, advise etc re poss purchase of one of these cars please, or just generally chat about the model before I take a leap of faith?!

Could be someone who knows someone, or someone who knows of someone etc etc...Any help welcomed.

coupegb
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Posted - 19 Apr 2017 :  19:50:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I own 2 of the first series ( called AC ).

The 124 Coupe fitted with the 1608cc 110bhp engine was the second series ( BC )

Have you seen a particular one for sale?

What is your budget?

Are you willing to restore one or do you want an 'off the peg' car?

1968 124 coupe AC torq
1969 124 Coupe AC 4link
1971 124 Spider BS1
1976 124 Spider CS1
2012 Abarth 500C esseesse and Monza
2000 Coupe Plus

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acalex
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Posted - 22 Apr 2017 :  18:25:23  Show Profile  Send acalex an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Firstly thanks! yes I understand the AC, BC, CC bit so thats a start.
Frankly its not a car that I ever thought about, but was looking for something different and Italian - I have an Alfa 105 2000GTV, and an Integrale Evo2.
I have been looking at, and still am to some extent, Fulvias, and very nearly bought a 1600HF recently, even though they are at a different budget level!
Yes, have seen, and looked at one for sale, really nice car, LHD, recent import but good.
Budget is lets say open though frankly I would not expect to pay that much for a 124 Coupé, its just where the market is really. Note comment above about the 1600HF, its at least 3x a Coupé.......
Not into resto, other than detailing and tidying. Always buy the best I can.
Struggling to get much more info on these cars, perhaps because they are rare, at least in UK. Loads in Italy of course and prices good if you find the right car!
Do you have some ideas?
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fostertom
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Posted - 22 Apr 2017 :  21:01:05  Show Profile  Visit fostertom's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Pity you just missed
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/332147259579?ssPageName=STRK:MEUNSOLD:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1560.l2649
not 25mi from you - privately sold for £3750 plus £1050 in spares etc. Not ready to roll but a straightforward resto project - maybe a new benchmark for values, after too long at giveaway price.
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coupegb
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Posted - 23 Apr 2017 :  17:29:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
These are a couple of books I would thoroughly recommend.

A great source of info

Fiat & Abarth 124 Spider & Coupe . Johnny Tipler

Essential Fiat 124 Spider and Coupe: The Cars and Their Story, 1966-85 (Essential Series)
Buckley, Martin



Sounds like you'll need to spend from £5000 + to get a decent car.

I cannot remember the exact price but I think around £14000, sold price, for nice LHD BC at auction.




1968 124 coupe AC torq
1969 124 Coupe AC 4link
1971 124 Spider BS1
1976 124 Spider CS1
2012 Abarth 500C esseesse and Monza
2000 Coupe Plus


Edited by - coupegb on 23 Apr 2017 17:30:34
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acalex
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Posted - 23 Apr 2017 :  18:09:10  Show Profile  Send acalex an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Tom Foster, thanks, but was not even thinking of a 124 Coupé even 4-5 weeks ago! Could have been worth a look, but I would never have bought a project like that, don't have the time or inclination frankly.
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acalex
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Posted - 23 Apr 2017 :  18:20:06  Show Profile  Send acalex an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Oh thanks, will look those books up.
Do you know which auction/when that was, just out of interest?
I was expecting at least £10k for a good car, and what I've seen are closer to the value you quote from the auction, hence the question above.
Its a car I've rarely seen advertised or in the flesh but when I drove the v nice BC I was really surprised, albeit it was only 2-3 miles down a country lane. I drove another BC that looked really tarted up, but it wasnt a patch on the other one, even if superficially it looked better in some areas.
So whilst I'm not buying as an investment, I tend to have an eye on values, as is doesnt make sense to me to buy something for lets say £14k which the market only really values at say <£10k. Why would you?!
Who's the best dealer or specialist to get in touch with for these cars please?


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Originally posted by coupegb

These are a couple of books I would thoroughly recommend.

A great source of info

Fiat & Abarth 124 Spider & Coupe . Johnny Tipler

Essential Fiat 124 Spider and Coupe: The Cars and Their Story, 1966-85 (Essential Series)
Buckley, Martin



Sounds like you'll need to spend from £5000 + to get a decent car.

I cannot remember the exact price but I think around £14000, sold price, for nice LHD BC at auction.





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