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1976 Fiat 131 Abarth Stradale

As a young 18 year old my first car was a Mazda 1300. I had the big dream that my next car would be a Ford Falcon XY GT 351. My brother told me I was mad, you will kill yourself and so the search of an alternative ended up with the purchase of an Italian Lancia Beta Coupe. This is where my love of Fiats and Lancia’s came from, sharing a common twin cam motor and very easy to work on while offering enough performance and driving enjoyment.

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1979 Alfa Romeo Alfasud Super 1.3 Type 902 vs. 1977 Fiat 128 1300 CL

Advanced engineering and design sophistication came as standard in Italy in the 1970s – even for family cars. But in this Fiat 128 versus Alfasud face-off, which one do we prefer five decades on?

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180bhp 1937 Fiat Topolino Hot Rod - Plenty of surprises lurk under the skin...

This innocent-looking Fiat Topolino hides a big secret. Under the skin, it’s a full-on 180hp hot rod with a real Jekyll/Hyde character.

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Making the Grade 160bhp 1969 FIAT 128 1300 Restomod rapture

Tastefully upgraded two-door saloon. With tasteful and well targeted mods, this 128 really shows why Fiat’s little saloon needs to be more widely appreciated.

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1978 Fiat X1/9 Lido

The Fiat X1/9 is turning 50 but its philosophy still feels fresh. We try an early 1300 for size to the cutprice, mid-engined trailblazer’s legacy today.

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Fiat X1/9 at 50

As the world’s most affordable mid-engined car, the Fiat X1/9 was a true revelation 50 years ago. Karl Ludvigsen – who went on the 1972 launch – tells the golden story of an ingenious icon.

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2023 Fiat 500x 1.5 Hybrid 48V Dolcevita 334

The tiny Fiat 500 has recently been given an all-electric makeover, and now the manufacturer has electrified its bigger brother, the 500X. There’s still no full electric option, though. Instead, you’ll find a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine under the bonnet, with an electric motor bolted onto the side that is powered by a tiny, but useful battery pack.

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1989 Fiat Panda 4x4 Sisley

Simple, rational, essential. That’s the Fiat Panda, whose development ideals stemmed from an ideology that now seems long forgotten. In replacing the 126, Fiat wanted a car that had the same utilitarian abilities as the Renault 4 and Citroen 2CV

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1967 Fiat 500 Nuova

If you had to choose one car to sum up Italy, what would it be? The answer to this question is why the smallest Fiat of all time is rubbing shoulders with Ferraris and Lamborghinis in our Top 12 shootout.

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1969 Fiat 128 1.3

Even among Italian car aficionados, we expect a few eyebrows to be raised over our choice of the humble Fiat 128 as one of the 12 greatest cars ever made in Italy. But permit us, if you will, to set out our stall. Launched in March 1969, we contend that the 128 was one the single most important popular cars of modern times. It was truly ground-breaking, marking the point when front-wheel drive family cars finally reached the point of maturity.

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1972 Fiat 124 Sport Spider - Rally replica tackles ‘The Pom’ at Silverstone

Fiat 124 & the Pom Doing ‘The Pom’ – the Laurence Pomeroy Memorial Trophy – at Silverstone in a Fiat 124 Spider

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1963 Fiat Abarth 1000 Bialbero GT ‘Duck-Tail’

The heart-warming story of a freshly restored 1963 Abarth 1000 Bialbero GT ‘Duck-Tail’, which still holds the world land speed record in the 1.0-litre class

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Fiat 126 at 50

Fiat’s boxy 126 city car celebrates its 50th birthday this year. Often maligned, we argue the case for the perky, petite and – in its day – very popular 126

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