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Title: My 180 Comp
Post by: android_808 on September 10, 2015, 08:42:19 pm
Keep meaning to post pic but haven't taken decent camera out with me to do it.  So here's a quick couple from phone.  Seats are black/red leather leather.  All handles etc replaced with chrome originals.

Always liked the look of my Esseesse and had planned on replacing it with a Turismo.  Didn't like the red rear seats instead of the black like I already had, so Sabelts were going to be the only option, with something like an Akrapovic exhaust.  Then came the 180..decision made.
Title: Re: My 180 Comp
Post by: AdamAbarth on September 10, 2015, 08:57:20 pm
First white 180 I've seen. Nice  8)
Title: Re: My 180 Comp
Post by: Brian1612 on September 10, 2015, 09:09:10 pm
Looks very nice indeed. First red on white 180 bhp comp I have seen!
Title: Re: My 180 Comp
Post by: Moose on September 10, 2015, 09:16:53 pm
With chrome trim????
Title: Re: My 180 Comp
Post by: AdamAbarth on September 10, 2015, 09:25:57 pm
Why not I think it looks fine with chrome  :thumb:
Title: Re: My 180 Comp
Post by: android_808 on September 10, 2015, 09:32:32 pm
I think they said it was the first white/red one they'd received in the dealership back in mid July but wasn't registered till 1st September.  Not sure about across UK if it was the first or how many.

Moose: Chrome and Scorpion decal are not options.  I had them done by the dealership as an additional part of the order.  Just told them that's what I wanted done.  I have all the original parts stored should I or a future owner wish to put them back on.  I think the grey handles work well on the darker colours and on the Cordola Red as I've mention in other threads.  I just think the chrome looks better on the white as it's not as much of a contrast.
Title: Re: My 180 Comp
Post by: fizzio on September 10, 2015, 09:33:00 pm
A classic looking Abarth :thumb:
Title: Re: My 180 Comp
Post by: android_808 on September 10, 2015, 09:42:41 pm
fizzio: That was the plan.  It came down to keeping traditional with white/red stripe + chrome + scorpion or going for cordola with grey stripe or no stripe as the paint is the real feature.  In the end, I still love my Esseesse, even though the ride was pretty rough at times.
Title: Re: My 180 Comp
Post by: fizzio on September 10, 2015, 10:50:24 pm
It is superb. Reminds me of my launch spec Abarth  500 in 2009. A great colour combo and the chrome against the white is different.. In a good way  ;D
Title: Re: My 180 Comp
Post by: rare on September 10, 2015, 10:53:21 pm
Brilliant. As I have said time and again, I really wish my comp had chrome trim!

The only thing I don't like so much is the bonnet decal, but I love it in white. I still maintain white looks superb on the A500, it just suits it perfectly. A classic combo!!!
Title: Re: My 180 Comp
Post by: Reedo on September 11, 2015, 07:11:12 am
Looks awesome!!!
Title: Re: My 180 Comp
Post by: PORTHOS on September 11, 2015, 10:32:35 am
Love it :)
Title: Re: My 180 Comp
Post by: Brian1612 on September 11, 2015, 10:35:09 am
I really wanted Chrome trim also but after seeing the dark metallic looking grey plastic, I am very happy with it instead. Really matches the side strips well and it doesn't mark the door handle or door card like it would if it was gloss black and a chrome handle! :)
Title: Re: My 180 Comp
Post by: Wilko on September 11, 2015, 11:01:56 am
I think they said it was the first white/red one they'd received in the dealership back in mid July but wasn't registered till 1st September.  Not sure about across UK if it was the first or how many.

Moose: Chrome and Scorpion decal are not options.  I had them done by the dealership as an additional part of the order.  Just told them that's what I wanted done.  I have all the original parts stored should I or a future owner wish to put them back on.  I think the grey handles work well on the darker colours and on the Cordola Red as I've mention in other threads.  I just think the chrome looks better on the white as it's not as much of a contrast.

Yeah i don't see any white/ red 180 comp in Auto trader at all.  I have ordered the exact exterior colour with red strip, red mirrors and red bonnet decal too.  Just waiting for the delivery date now.  Yeah I agree, the white/ red is the classic abarth colour.  I have however ordered the turismo seat due to comfort and preference for my other half. 

Now I am just waiting for the delivery date.  Ordered at the end of July. 
Title: Re: My 180 Comp
Post by: Wilko on September 11, 2015, 11:05:29 am
Oh I prefer the chrome trim myself.  How much does it cost to change them do you mind if I ask?  Did the dealer do it for you? or you went for aftermarket?  Did you change them all, including the boot handle too?
Title: Re: My 180 Comp
Post by: android_808 on September 11, 2015, 12:13:45 pm
Ordered as a dealer fit option when I ordered the car.  All official parts, not aftermarket/third party.  Boot handle and whisker/moustache done as well.  All the original parts I've retained but unfortunately the whisker broke trying to remove it so I would only have to replace that if I wanted to refit them. Think it was about £350 with the scorpion as well.  The current scorpion is a laser-scan of the official part as it was damaged in transit.  Need to go back and sort out the real part later.  If the copy is good enough, I'll leave it on for now and keep the other as a spare.

Only have one pic dealer sent the day the car arrived, so it doesn't have centre caps in wheels on.  New wheels do seem to be vary more in colour different lighting than the old ones.
Title: Re: My 180 Comp
Post by: Brian1612 on September 11, 2015, 12:26:25 pm
Personally think the dark trim looks better on the light paints much better than chrome and the opposite for dark paints like black/record grey. It adds some contrast to the car :)
Title: Re: My 180 Comp
Post by: Wilko on September 11, 2015, 12:37:59 pm
Android
When did you order the car?  The dealer did check if the chrome trim was an option, it was confirmed that Abarth have stopped it. 

Brian
I tend to agree with you, start liking the look of the matt black, but it just feel so "plasticie" when you touch it.

Oh well, let me get the car first and see how I get on, come to worst, I will wrap them all up with carbon!! ha ha ha!!
Title: Re: My 180 Comp
Post by: Wilko on September 11, 2015, 12:41:00 pm
It is so helpful to see the real photos of your car as I have the exact spec for the exterior.  It is nice and has the classic theme.  Thank you for sharing!!
Title: Re: My 180 Comp
Post by: Brian1612 on September 11, 2015, 02:12:30 pm
They do feel rough, almost like a fine grade sand paper texture wise!
Title: Re: My 180 Comp
Post by: Wilko on September 11, 2015, 02:22:42 pm
They do feel rough, almost like a fine grade sand paper texture wise!

Ha, perhaps I should keep them then, so I can convince my missus to do her nails with the door handles!!!  So she can get the shopping from the boot and open the doors herself ;D
Title: Re: My 180 Comp
Post by: Brian1612 on September 11, 2015, 03:04:13 pm
Avoid getting any polish near any of the dark trim and the side stripes if they are the matte ones, nightmare to get back off!!! Lesson learned lol!
Title: Re: My 180 Comp
Post by: android_808 on September 12, 2015, 06:18:24 pm
Wilko: ordered end of May.  Both dealerships confirmed it wasn't an option, which is why I ordered it as a dealer fit accessory. 1st dealer didn't even bother to get information from parts dept.

Some of my own reasons for changing them:

That being said, as I've already stated, I like them on the Cordola.  Reminds me, with the grills/vents, of a Ferrari look.  With something like Cordola, the paint is what really draws the attention.  If it was white with a bigger transfer over the door or the rear quater to draw your attention away I may have stuck with the darker trim.

All comes down to your own personal preference.
Title: Re: My 180 Comp
Post by: AdamAbarth on September 12, 2015, 06:47:17 pm
I like both options but if I bought your car android I'd keep the chrome trim on there. It's definitely a retro look that works for me.
Title: Re: My 180 Comp
Post by: Moose on September 12, 2015, 07:05:57 pm

Moose: Chrome and Scorpion decal are not options.  I had them done by the dealership as an additional part of the order.  Just told them that's what I wanted done.  I have all the original parts stored should I or a future owner wish to put them back on.  I think the grey handles work well on the darker colours and on the Cordola Red as I've mention in other threads.  I just think the chrome looks better on the white as it's not as much of a contrast.

I agree the chrome looks better, I was just confused as I was aware that the comps came with the black trim. Good idea getting the dealer to change them all  :thumb:
Title: Re: My 180 Comp
Post by: Wilko on September 28, 2015, 03:43:39 pm
The wait is nearly over.  I was told over the weekend that the car is now at Status 50.  So it should be on its way to the dealer this week.  Pending on which day it arrives during the week, may be able to pick it up this weekend.  Funny enough my excitement has died down a bit, as it has been far too long for the wait.

Can anyone show me a picture of the BMC air filter and the air box plate look like?  Where is it exactly?  how easy to get access to?  Is it rude to ask the dealer to show it to me to proof that they have installed it?

thanks
Title: Re: My 180 Comp
Post by: Brian1612 on September 28, 2015, 04:28:38 pm
It comes with it installed Wilko as far as I am aware. Very easy to get too on the 500 though, couple of screws!
Title: Re: My 180 Comp
Post by: PORTHOS on September 28, 2015, 05:10:37 pm
Car looks great :)

Avoid getting any polish near any of the dark trim and the side stripes if they are the matte ones, nightmare to get back off!!! Lesson learned lol!

Polish as in Wax? I literally cover mine in wax, every single external part including the rough and matt bits.  :thumb:

I would imagine though with a wax that leaves chalk it could be a nightmare, that surface is like velcro, ha ha.
Title: Re: My 180 Comp
Post by: Wilko on September 28, 2015, 05:27:22 pm
Car looks great :)

Avoid getting any polish near any of the dark trim and the side stripes if they are the matte ones, nightmare to get back off!!! Lesson learned lol!

Polish as in Wax? I literally cover mine in wax, every single external part including the rough and matt bits.  :thumb:

I would imagine though with a wax that leaves chalk it could be a nightmare, that surface is like velcro, ha ha.

That got me thinking, do you think WD40 on the exhaust tips would help to prevent it from rusting?

My old 500 exhaust tips did not fair well in the winter months. 
Title: Re: My 180 Comp
Post by: PORTHOS on September 28, 2015, 06:37:38 pm
No get some metal polish, I use Meguiars NXT Metal Polish, good stuff :)

WD40 is flammable... ha ha.
Title: Re: My 180 Comp
Post by: Brian1612 on September 28, 2015, 08:30:20 pm
No Porthos. By Polish I meant Polish :p
Title: Re: My 180 Comp
Post by: PORTHOS on September 29, 2015, 10:27:43 am
No Porthos. By Polish I meant Polish :p

Ha ha, gotta thank multiple brands for confusing terms.
Title: Re: My 180 Comp
Post by: Brian1612 on September 29, 2015, 12:31:53 pm
Tell me about it! They call waxes polish and polish wax etc... ridiculous lol.
Title: Re: My 180 Comp
Post by: android_808 on September 30, 2015, 10:05:59 pm
I also use the NXY All Metal Polysh but haven't done it on this one yet.  Just be careful not to get it on the diffuser.. :whistle: It's a nightmare to get off.
Title: Re: My 180 Comp
Post by: Wilko on October 01, 2015, 09:52:46 pm
Android
Your Abarth Twins has arrived. Gara White, red strip, red cap and red tursimo leather seat.
Dealer took a picture when the car is still on the trailer. But I just can't load it up to share.   ??? ???
The red callipers work well with the red strip and mirrors. The Matt black handles which I was not sure but I begin to like them. They sit really on white car with the black window frame and tinted glass.  Actually I think they look better than chrome. But I still prefer the feel of the chrome.

Hoping to pick it up this weekend!! Can't wait after all these waiting!!!!
Title: Re: My 180 Comp
Post by: android_808 on August 16, 2019, 11:20:54 am
My Comp is going soon  :(
Getting replaced by an Esseesse ;D
Title: Re: My 180 Comp
Post by: JJ78ABARTH on August 23, 2019, 05:16:00 pm
Very nice