"Sometimes a street spot deserves a little more airtime than others. This Fiat Dino is such a street spot. In the cold light of a Shoreditch afternoon the car looks shockingly other than this time and place. The car kind "
Fiat 131 Racing
We’ve mentioned our penchant for the three-box format many a time.
But no car has stuck to its purity than Fiat’s 131 series.
In 1978, a 2-door sporting version known as Racing, or Mirafiori Sport in the UK, was launched. It came with a 115 PS twin-cam engine, different headlights and grille, a few choice spoilers and extended wheel arches. The drivetrain was augmented by a short-throw 5-speed gearbox.
My mate’s older brother had one – and this meant that we got a ride every now and then.
Something about this car resonates more strongly than any other car from the era.
It’s Thursday, we’re in love.
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