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FIAT 130 SALOON

4-door 5-seater saloon.

Fiat's 1970s attempt to produce a successful large car failed like all previous projects. Promising chassis and fine Lampredi-designed V6 engine (nor same as Dino, incidentally) hidden by uninspired square-rig shell. Redeemed, eventually, by giving birth to superb coupé (below). All-independent suspension (rear end adopted by 2.4-litre Dinos) and choice of automatic or ZF five-speed manual transmissions. Four wheel discs and optional power-steering did little to cheer up dowdy character. 3.2-litres from 1971, with 110mph top speed.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
2866cc/3235cc (V6 OC) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1969 to 1976  
Number produced:
15,000