The 128 might have been the car that created Fiat’s template for modern car motoring, but it was the 127 that truly exploited it in 1971. The 127 used the 850’s engine installed 128-style, and packaged it in a stylish two-door ‘shell. A hatchback was added a couple of years later, and the true Italian supermini was born. The 127 was a huge success, and over four million were build before the Uno replaced it – but it carried on in Brazil and Argentina. To find one today isn’t the work of a moment, especially an early car, but if you do, you’ll find Mini-stye fun, and a little extra space.
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Independent, MacPherson strut, coil spring
Independent, MacPherson strut, leaf spring