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Author Topic: FIAT 128-3P ABARTH  (Read 3473 times)

Offline AustinR

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FIAT 128-3P ABARTH
« on: February 28, 2014, 01:06:10 pm »
Back in the 80's I had a metallic blue 128 -3P which I " Abarthised" by fitting a genuine Abarth twin pipe exhaust, a front spoiler and a plastic Abarth grill badge ! I never knew that Abarth had actually considered producing a real Abarth 128-3P until I was reading " Le Abarth dopo Carlo Abarth" ( yes I bought the Italian language edition before the English version came out ) and there on page 39 were some photos of a proposed 128 " Coupe Restyling Abarth ", looking not that different from my version. Unfortunately it appears that the model never made it into production.

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    Offline centoventiquattro

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    Re: FIAT 128-3P ABARTH
    « Reply #1 on: February 28, 2014, 02:01:15 pm »
    Sadly the 128 was largely ignored by Abarth as Scuderia Filipinetti and Giannini had bagged it.
    Both Filipinetti Saloon and Coupes looked superb.
    I think some German dealers "Abarthised" the MK11 saloon but Abarth Italy never did.

    Offline AusAbarth

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    Re: FIAT 128-3P ABARTH
    « Reply #2 on: March 01, 2014, 03:40:20 am »
    Oh Man !!!

    Takes me back - I had two 128 3P's when I was a young'un ..... mucho fun
    So Loving Ruby

     

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