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Introduce Yourselves! / Re: 2018 695 Rivale
« Last post by 124Abarthreplica on April 08, 2021, 08:12:10 pm »
Welcome to the forum bperfrement :wave:

Best get an early night :thumb:
Introduce Yourselves! / 2018 695 Rivale
« Last post by bperfrement on April 08, 2021, 08:03:02 pm »
Hi everyone

I’m picking up my first Abarth tomorrow and looking forward to it so much I feel like a 10 yr old
Hi, Bosch part number is 0 221 504 713  :thumb:
Introduce Yourselves! / Re: 2008 AGP
« Last post by HGC on April 07, 2021, 11:25:17 pm »
Thanks for the info. I did in fact buy one of those December 2008 brochures, and it lists the Speed Red as "Special Paint", under the Optional Equipment list.

Interestingly, it also lists "alternative alloy rims 17" (6-spoke) with 205/45 R17 tyres, rather than the 215/45 ZR17 tyres fitted to the standard 5-spoke items. I wonder if they were intended as a winter/comfortable ride option...
misfires and check engine light. i want to change the ignition coils on the car. Do anyone have correct p/n or link to buy 4 coils. need shipping to israel.
Introduce Yourselves! / Re: 2008 AGP
« Last post by android_808 on April 07, 2021, 02:03:05 pm »
I noticed you asked about colour in a few places.  I'm just going to attempt to answer it here along with your other questions.

NB: Only mentioning the following eBay link is just for contained details. I have no connection to it, just something I found whilst digging for info.

Archive.org seemed pretty useless in terms of trying to get an answer from the official abarthcars.co.uk site.

Far more information, including some prices, is available from the original 24 Jul 2008 press release.  The details of the specs are also in another thread which you seem to have already found.  These details and prices may have changed at some point.  The UK had a temporary drop in VAT from 17.5% to 15% from December 2008 for a while.  There are two "optional" paints listed, metallic £375 and special £250, but it doesn't list what they are, so we need to find a brochure...

There's currently a brochure for sale on eBay listed as December 2008, there are others on there but this one seems to have the clearest pictures.  It doens't have any prices attached but does show the three colour options: 1949 White, Scorpion Black (Metallic) and Speed Red (Special).  It might be worth saving the images somewhere in case you want to check something else later on.

Punto's specifications aren't my specialty, never had one, so my knowledge of what changed and when isn't as good as it is for the 500/595 as I've had 3 and specced several others.  I don't know if there were other colours introduced or if the standard colour changed but I'd guess as yours is early the above is probably correct.  From the above you should also be able to work out what you have in terms of optional extras.  I don't know of a way to find build sheets to see if any were fitted after point of sale though.

What changed in the brochures between Oct (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fiat-Grande-Punto-Abarth-2008-10-UK-Market-Foldout-Sales-Brochure/174651742548?hash=item28aa0e1954:g:v50AAOSwnGJWSiIy) and Dec 2008 linked above I can't make out as some of it is missing.  It might just be spelling/grammer change or be tied to the VAT change for all I know.  It may be a change to standard equipment, although I doubt that so early in the cars lifetime.

As to how many are there, I'm seeing a total of 377 licensed via the following site, by adding up totals from New Registations tab.  How accurate that is, I have no idea.

This one is also listed but is just one random car, only registered once.
For sale and wanted / 2014 A500 abarth for sale - low mileage
« Last post by AndrewW on April 07, 2021, 01:20:52 pm »
After 3 years of immense fun I am selling my abarth A500.
29,000 miles
MOT valid until August
In excellent condition inside and out. Small curb to left rear wheel and some stone chips touched up on front.
1 previous owner. I have done 5000 miles in it as it’s our second car.
Full service history including the 5 year belts and plugs change in 2019.
My services were done at an independent who my family have used for years.
It is due its minor service of oil and filters. Front tyres are likely in next few thousand miles
Car has had a stage 1 remap at tune4perfomance. Totally transforms the torque available and power delivery. Also has a bombardone exhaust, however I can have this changed back to the stock one if required which has been in suitable storage

Car has not been on track days or driven hard under my ownership.

Looking for £6100. Going rate on auto trader is 6,495 to 7,950 for similar age and mileage. I’m taking into account tyres etc
Abarth Grande Punto / Re: Abarth Grande Punto Standard Specifications and Options
« Last post by HGC on April 07, 2021, 12:00:22 am »
By * Special Paint, do they mean the bright red (Rosso Passionale)?
Abarth Grande Punto / Alfa Romeo Mito electronic dampers
« Last post by HGC on April 06, 2021, 11:27:58 pm »
We currently have a 2011 Alfa Romeo Mito in at the bodyshop I work in, which has the Multiair T-Jet and also I notice, front & rear electronic dampers, the ride of which is selectable by means of a 'D-N-A' switch above the gear lever. I was wondering if anyone's ever tried fitting these to an Abarth Grande Punto? (I gather the Mito shares the same chassis as a Grande Punto, so many parts are interchangeable).

Also, is Fiat 500 and AGP suspension interchangeable?
Introduce Yourselves! / Re: 2008 AGP
« Last post by HGC on April 05, 2021, 11:30:59 pm »
Thanks for the welcome. :)

It is in overall pretty good shape for the age/mileage, though as usual, the odd bit of wear & tear here and there, such as some stone chips on the rear quarters for some weird reason, and I had to paint the underside at the rear as some surface rust was beginning to appear.

I was wondering, if anyone knows of a good VIN decoder for these, or some other way to obtain the original build spec; I gather that 'Speed/Passionate Red' was an optional colour scheme for these, unless I'm mistaken?
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