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1975-1978 FIAT 128 3P Coupé specifications


A car that lurks somewhere in that grey area between coupé and hatchback that was popularised by the VW Scirocco a year earlier. In fact the 3P part of the name stands for ‘tre porte’, Italian for three-door. With that cleared up, it’s time to point out just how under-rated these cars are. Though they have long had a cult following, most in the UK have long since lost the battle against corrosion, though you can still find fair numbers in Italy and Greece. There’s decent performance from the overhead-cam 1300, and entertaining handling too.

Production

  • Price at launch:
    £1,398
  • Price (excellent)
    £5,000
  • Price (good):
    £4,000
  • Price (average):
    £2,000
  • Price (project):
    £500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    11.7secs
  • Top speed:
    93.0mph
  • Power:
    64.0bhp
  • Torque:
    61.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    33.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring, anti-roll bar
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, transverse anti-roll leaf spring
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3810mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2223mm
  • Width:
    1562mm
  • Height:
    1308mm
  • Weight:
    820kgs

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