Wednesday, December 15, 2010

1961 Fiat 1200 $2000

This 1961 Fiat 1200 is available in Milwaukee WI for $2000.

It is the same car that I inspected last fall. The owner was moving and rather than take the best offer, he shuffled the car into a storage facility where costs started accruing. He has no interest in the car and may now understand the economic foolishness of paying to store something you really don't want. Now the price has been lowered (in the middle of a harsh winter) to a reasonable asking price.

Quick memories: the car needs a back window at minimum. Replacement rockers were replaced with crudely fashioned sheetmetal. Car seemed complete with all the rare trim. Needed hydraulics and the brakes were seized. Mechanicals looked as though they have been refurbished at some point. Paint was thick. Does not run. Needed a fuel pump?

Kinda neat looking cars, but not fast by any means. By 1963 the series had adopted the new 1500 cc motor, delivering almost a third more horsepower. But these earlier cars have the better bodylines and grille. This could be a decent Sunday grocery getter without much work.

The seller is motivated! Contact me at for details.

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