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1961 Fiat 1200 Cabriolet 1221cc Inline 4 Cyl

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Make: Fiat
Model: 1200
Year: 1961
Mileage: 57111 Miles
Condition: Used
Country: United States
Region: Arizona
City: Phoenix
Zip: 85001
Powder blue paint adorns the exterior surfaces and while there are some slight faults and evidence of repair on the left rear, overall presents very nicely with a good retained shine. All exterior chrome, including the new front and rear bumpers, and lighting are in good condition, as well as the new black convertible top, which is very simple to put up and down. It also sports a clear plastic rear window. Pininfarina was a master at utilizing lines that contradicted themselves to create interest. In the back of the car, is a study in that design concept. A simple trunk lid, framed by slight fins with their bright spear atop leading back to cathedral style tail lighting is an excellent example of this theory in practice. Seen on the corners are slotted steel wheels with simple Fiat caps and newer blackwall rubber

The interior features blue vinyl bucket seats, blue pile carpeting, and a black steel topped dash framing a light blue steel dashboard. The seats are a low back bomber style and show almost no wrinkling or wear. There is also a small storage area behind the seats that is still accessible when the soft top is lowered. Twin chrome bezel rings surround the dual instrument pods with black face gauges all within the powder blue dash. An aftermarket digital AM/FM stereo is mounted seamlessly into the dash and just below is a black padding over the steel. Partially hidden underneath the dash are the toggles and pulls for the heater and defroster. Royal blue carpeting floods the floors and remains clean.

A 1221cc inline 4-cylinder powers this sports car and produces approximately 58hp. 4 speeds for the manual transmission allows the driver to experience the melodious tune of the exhaust as they go through the gears, that is quintessential Fiat 4-cylinder. 4.30 gears for the rear axle setup, and all is corrosion free and looking excellent under the hood. We note a new carburetor and fuel pump had been installed to keep the air and fossils in check.

Slight surface rust on the untreated components but otherwise plenty of patina and black undercoating on the unibody construction which is structurally solid. Independent coil springs for the front suspension, and leaf springs for the back with new shocks work to help you sling this sports car through the curves. Drum brakes are noted all around with a new master cylinder and wheel cylinders. A new stock style exhaust is also noted underneath.

This 1961 1200 Cabriolet is literally a consignment that can be driven out of the showroom and enjoyed immediately and we did! Handling, performance, and the wind in your hair, will give you the satisfaction you are in an Italian sports car, and loving it. Smooth on the power, good solid braking on the panic stopping, and a snappy handler of a sports car I'd say from my experience.

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