Fiat 1969

500F
600D - end of prod. in December
850
850 Coupé
850 Spider

1100R - end of prod.
124
124 Sport Coupé
124 Sport Spider
125
2300 Coupé - end of prod.
Dino Spider
Dino Coupé
Campagnola
128 - Geneva
130 - Geneva

Italy

FIAT 130
WITH a large part of the European popular car market safely in the bag, Fiat now bid boldly for a slice of the luxury car business with this beautifully finished discreetly styled five-seater of highly original design. The V6 engine has two overhead camshafts belt driven, automatic transmission or five-speed. Strut type suspension all round gives excellent ride and roadholding.

London Show report

On the sales front Fiat's main news was the success of the front wheel drive 128 and its smaller stablemate from the Autobianchi subsidiary, the A112. But with the 500 still the best selling domestic model and the baby NSU the most popular single imported model (57% of registrations are under 900 c.c.), they have still some way to go in turning the market away from two-cylinder air-cooled cars. Both the 128 and the A112, incidentally, sell in Italy for around 900,000 lire, about £620.
On the technical side, apart from an estate version of the 128 with nearly as much room as a 124, all the emphasis was on the sports cars, with larger engines for the Dino and 124S. The Dino is a replacement model with capacity increased from the 1,987 c.c. of the Ferrari-designed alloy block to 2,418 c.c. with a Fiat-designed iron block of larger bore and stroke. A power of 180 b.h.p. (Din) is claimed giving the Spider a top speed of over 130 m.p.h. The live rear axle is replaced by a semi-trailing independent on the lines of the 130, with self-freeing limited slip differential, the gearbox, replaced by a stronger ZF unit and there are larger brakes with dual circuit operation and an electric pump to maintain constant vacuum in the servo under severe use. The Ferrari Dino also now uses the big engine.
The option of the 1,608 c.c. 125 engine for the 124 Sport and Spider is a logical development which should prove popular, particularly as the large engine includes the five-speed gearbox as standard. Compared with the 125S, power is up 10 b.h.p. to 110 b.h.p. (Din) by raising compression to 9.8 to 1, fitting new manifolds and two dual Weber carburetters of new type. The cooling system incorporates an electrically operated vent, the brakes have dual circuit operation and there are minor styling changes including revised grille, bonnet and bumpers plus four halogen headlights.
Turin Show report

Łącznie od 1955 roku powstało 2,695,197 szt. modelu 600.
130 (2866 ccm) - prototyp w Genewie, seryjny w czerwcu. Rozstaw osi 272 cm, długość 475 cm. Silnik V6 o pojemności 2866 cm³, 140 KM. Wszystkie koła zawieszono niezależnie. Wnętrze wyposażono bardzo luksusowo.
Sportowe wersje 124 otrzymały w tym roku (jako modele '70) silniki z modelu 125. dzięki dwóm gaźnikom Webera Spider dysponuje teraz mocą 110 KM. Model ten łatwo poznać po dwóch "wybrzuszeniach" na masce, nieco innym wlocie powietrza i znaku firmowym przeniesionym z maski na atrapę. Zmieniono hamulce i tylne lampy, które wzbogacono o światło cofania. Poważniejszą modernizację przeszedł 124 Coupé, w którym zmieniono wystrój przodu, wprowadzając szeroki wlot powietrza obejmujący cztery reflektory. Wersję tę zaprezentowano w Turynie.
Fiat Dino, spokrewniony z Ferrari o tej samej nazwie otrzymał w tym roku nowy silnik o większej pojemności. Sztywne mosty obu wersji zmieniono na niezależnie zawieszenie adaptowane z modelu 130. Nadwozie Coupé produkuje Bertone a Spidera Pininfarina. Modernizacje te zaprezentowane zostały na salonie w Turynie.
Przejęcie Lancii i Ferrari.

 

500

500F (R2 cyl, 499 ccm, 22 KM)
 Berlina (wb: 1840 mm)
 Berlina Lusso (wb: 1840 mm)


500F Lusso


500F

 

600

600D (R4 cyl, 767 ccm, 29 KM; wb: 2000 mm) - end of prod.
 Berlina

 

850

850 N R4 cyl., 843 ccm, 34 KM
850 R4 cyl., 843 ccm, 37 KM
850 Special   R4 cyl., 843 ccm, 47 KM
    Berlina   wb: 2027 mm


850


850 Special

 

850 Sport

850 Sport (903 ccm, 52 KM; 2027 mm)
 Coupé
 Spider

 

1100

1100R (1089 ccm) - end of prod.
 Berlina
 Familiare

 

124

124 (1197 ccm, 60 KM; wb: 2420 mm)
  Berlina
  Familiare
124 Special (1438 ccm, 70 KM; wb: 2420 mm)
  Berlina

 

124 Sport

124 Spider (1438 ccm, 90 KM; wb: 2280 mm) - end of prod.
124 Coupé (1438 ccm, 90 KM; wb: 2420 mm) - end of prod.
124 Spider (1608 ccm, 110 KM; wb: 2280 mm) - new model
124 Coupé (1608 ccm' 110 KM; wb: 2420 mm) - new model


124 Coupé po modernizacji.

 

125

125 4 cyl., 1608 ccm, 90 KM
125 Special   4 cyl., 1608 ccm, 100 KM
    Berlina   wb: 2505 mm

 

Dino

Dino (V6, 1987 ccm, 160 KM) - end of prod.
Dino 2400 (V6, 2418 ccm, 180 KM) - nowy model
 Coupé (wb: 2550 mm)
 Spider (wb: 2420 mm)


Dino Coupé 2400 at Turin Motor Show.

 

2300S Coupé

2300S (R6 cyl, 2279 ccm, 150 KM-SAE) - end of prod.
 Coupé (wb: 2650 mm)

 

Campagnola

1101A R4 cyl, 1901 cc, 61 KM; wb: 2250 mm
1102C R4 cyl, diesel, 1895 cc, 47 KM; wb: 2250 mm
AR 59 R4 cyl, 1901 cc, 63 KM; wb: 2250 mm
AR 55PS   R4 cyl, 1901 cc, 63 KM; wb: 2250 mm

 

128

128 (R4 cyl, ohc, 1116 ccm, 55 KM)
  Berlina (wb: 2448 mm) - March
  Familiare - Turin

 

130

130 (V6 cyl, 2866 ccm, 140 KM; 2720 mm) - new model
 Berlina

 

 

           
           

 


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  Targa Florio entries: (04.05.1969)
#38 124 Sport Spyder Tramontana / Catalano   dns
#44 124 Sport Spyder Mendozza / Di Belmonte Etna 50th
#46 124 Sport Spyder Cosentino / Orecchioni Nord-Ovest 32nd
#48 124 Sport Spyder Rosselli / Belli   dns
#80 Dino Spyder Pietromarchi / Vasari   dns
#82 Dino Spyder "Sancho" / "Zorba" Aretusa 29th