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    Offline lloyd

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    Re: 128 Abarth
    « Reply #1 on: July 15, 2011, 08:25:08 pm »
    as8 abarth...standby ;D

    Offline Joe

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    Re: 128 Abarth
    « Reply #2 on: July 15, 2011, 10:39:55 pm »
    I want that and want to make it look like this8)

    Offline GTMartin

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    Re: 128 Abarth
    « Reply #3 on: July 15, 2011, 10:41:00 pm »
    Joe, you and your gravity defying  exploits ;D

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    Re: 128 Abarth
    « Reply #4 on: July 18, 2011, 06:53:13 pm »
    No such thing as a 128 Abarth but god I want it.
    Looks like it needs quite a lot of work to finish though.
    It's also neither a coupe or 1400!

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    Re: 128 Abarth
    « Reply #5 on: July 18, 2011, 08:19:14 pm »
    I see that on piston heads a few weeks back.  :thumb: would love one!
    Now that I'm a grown up I drive a sensible grey 595 Competizione with grey leather sabelt seats and yellow brake calipers. It's jolly nice! It's got a name - ' Razzogrigio' Now with a custom S/S group N style exhaust, black Esseesse wheels and a GTT induction kit, all sitting on Eibach springs.

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    Re: 128 Abarth
    « Reply #6 on: July 18, 2011, 09:38:16 pm »
    I see that on piston heads a few weeks back.  :thumb: would love one!

    You'd probably find a few for free where I come from.

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    Re: 128 Abarth
    « Reply #7 on: July 18, 2011, 10:48:54 pm »
    There was a FIAT 128 Abarth marketed in Germany in the 1970s. I have a sales brochure for it. I think it was actually a standard 128 but " Abarthised" with all the aftermarket goodies that FIAT were selling at the time - Abarth leather steering wheel, Abarth twin pipe exhaust, Abarth alloy wheels, Abarth gear stick knob ! etc. They did the same with the Mk2 Punto about 10 years ago, didn't they ?

    Offline lloyd

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    Re: 128 Abarth
    « Reply #8 on: July 18, 2011, 10:54:12 pm »
    germany, i believe miss T has encountered one of these :thumb:

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    Re: 128 Abarth
    « Reply #9 on: July 21, 2011, 11:16:13 pm »
    Didn't sell, been re-listed.
    I nearly went over to look but it looks like a classic American BS paint job on a not so special car.
    It's not even a rally, has no roll cage and no history.
    I'd take a punt at a grand just to repaint and convert into a Filipinetti replica.

    Offline Hippo

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    Re: 128 Abarth
    « Reply #10 on: July 22, 2011, 11:08:38 am »
    Absolutely lovely. I wish I could have it and restore it.

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    Re: 128 Abarth
    « Reply #11 on: October 24, 2011, 12:32:23 am »
    Miss T has.  And I was thinking.  Could I take Scorpi back and get the original A128 plate?   ME-ER 452?  Now wouldn't that be absolutely ace?

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    Re: 128 Abarth
    « Reply #12 on: October 24, 2011, 12:38:32 am »
    @centoventiquattro :  Who are you?  What's your Abarth experience man/woman?  Recent?  Your posts do show.  Not a special car?  You fool! 128 Abarth rocked.  Started in every weather, incl. -20C.  Got everywhere in - 20C. Saved lives.  If you call that some BS, you''re the ultimate fool. Have you driven one?

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    Re: 128 Abarth
    « Reply #13 on: October 24, 2011, 11:33:13 pm »
    Indeed the 128 Abarth in Germany was the only official release with a scorpion attached - no more than a badged up 128 4 door saloon sold alongside the 3P Berlinetta Special.
    The closest we got to a full Abarth is shown in the factory archives released by Sergio Limone recently in book form i.e. a '75 128 3p with some interesting engine and aero mods.
    On the plus side, this yellow car could be pretty awesome with a few tweeks  :thumb:
    '11 Abarth Punto Evo EsseEsse
    '78 Fiat 128 3P Berlinetta Special

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    Re: 128 Abarth
    « Reply #14 on: October 24, 2011, 11:52:19 pm »
    And what about the red car, being pretty awesome without tweaks?  I was my first ever new car.  It had servo brakes.  It sounded rough, due to the Abarth exhaust, the horn scared the living daylights out of other road users.  Overtaking was fast and furious.  If I could have that car back right now. and I mean THAT car, I would buy it.  It was georgeous, forgiving, scary and pig headed.  And it was my car.   We were a team, just like Scorpi and I are right now. And drive that car on 20 cm of snow and ice, it was a winner.  So long doubters, I would take MY 128 Abarth back anytime as long as it could share the driveway with Scorpi.

     

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