Details about 1983 CLASSIC FIAT 126 BROWNSee original listing
12 Aug, 2012 21:29:06 BST
[ 35 bids ]
Norwich, United Kingdom
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|Reg. Mark:||*** ***y Get the Vehicle Status Report|
|Year:||1983||Drive Side:||Right-hand drive|
|Reg. Date:||29/03/1983||Interior/Comfort Options:||Sunroof|
|Engine Size:||650 cc||V5 Registration Document:||Present|
|Previous Owners:||0||Modern/ Classic:||Classic|
Here we have a lovely original 1983 Fiat 126 Brown. It is Brown in color and as you can see from the photos it really is in magnificent condition. The paint work still gleams and there is no rot or rust on this car whatsoever. The sills look the same as they did when the came out of the showroom 29 years ago! Underneath is the same story it is rock solid, and still has the original under seal protecting it. As you can appreciate for a 29 year old car, there are a couple of stone chips and surface marks here and there but very unnoticeable.
The reason for the condition of this car that it has only covered 11000 miles from new, has only been a 1 owner vehicle and for the last 9 years has been dry stored in a garage.
It has a 650cc 2 cylinder air cooled engine that runs like a dream. No knocks or bangs just ticks over like a little sewing machine! The gearbox is a four speed manual with reverse and there is no problem with finding the gears. The clutch is perfect. I should mention that when changing down to 1st, if the engine speed is still high it will crunch a little bit until the revs drop down. It is not a problem when the revs are low. All other gears are fine.
I recently changed the battery as the old one was not holding charge and also the starter cable as the old one was slack. It is now nice and taught and starts first time. The choke works perfectly.
The brakes work, but could do with being taken off and cleaned up although i'm sure they will bed in again after some use. Its probably because it has been sitting for so long. There were stuck on when i first pushed it out of the garage but are ok now.
The tyres still have plenty of tread on them although they are slightly perished. The spare wheel is new and has a new Tyre which has never been on the road. It also has the original jack and tool kit that Fiat supplied.
It has a canvas sunroof although this needs to be repaired as there are 3 splits in it. It can easily be re-covered in canvas. Also the latch that holds the sunroof down has broken so it currently has a cable tie doing the job. A replacement part can be found on Ebay for around £8 as i found out today!
All electrics work, lights, brake light, reverse light, indicators and wipers.
The interior is all original trimmed in fabric. The seats are not ripped nor is the dash. It just needs a thorough clean to bring it up like new!
I have the original Fiat hand book and the original v5 - I only have the part to fill in the details of the new keeper address that I have to send off, and not the new keeper supplement.
This really is a lovely little rare fiat, and at 29 years old you will be pressed to find one in as good condition.
Would definitely not be selling but I am off travelling for a year so unfortunately this car has to go.
Any inspection welcome. Viewing is encouraged. I live in Norwich, Norfolk.
Any questions please don't hesitate to drop me a line or you can call me on 07525721151.
This is a no reserve auction so you could potentially grab a bargain! 99p Start price.
I will require a deposit of £100 payed into my paypal account within 24 hours otherwise I will offer it to the next highest bidder. Buyer to make contact within 24 hours and car to be collected within 1 week. Please remember you are bidding to buy and not to view so if you would like to view the car beforehand please do so. Sorry to genuine ebayers but you know what it is like sometimes on here! Cash on collection.
On 02-Aug-12 at 23:51:39 BST, seller added the following information:
Forgot to mention I do not have any service history and the vehicle is not taxed or MOT'd
On 05-Aug-12 at 20:26:01 BST, seller added the following information:
Turns out this Fiat being a "Brown Personal 4" model is special edition which is rare.I have been informed that there is nothing wrong with the gearbox. It is an UN-synchronized gearbox so the engine speed has to be low in order for first gear to engage. Modern vehicles are synchronized which is what I am used to driving and was not aware such thing existed until yesterday!
I have also found out that there are ONLY 123 of this particular model left registered in the UK, 85 of which are sorned. Here is the link http://howmanyleft.co.uk/vehicle/fiat_126_brown
I have found the service history book, but there are only 2 stamps in it. Also the Logbook and handbook show a ladies name and the purchase date in 1983. So it is one lady owner from new and has been in Norwich all its life.