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1977 Fiat 127 “Sport”

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£4,084

  • Mileage~38,000
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine0.9L
  • LocationLlandybie

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1977 Fiat 127 “Sport”

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Introduction

Matt Nolan
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A charming Italian supermini with remarkable handling, a little pocket rocket.

The Fiat 127 was first introduced in the early 70s and remained in production for 12 years. It's a supermini with lots of charm and character. This particular example is the second generation of the 127, known as the Series 2 and has been created as an homage to the Sport model that was introduced in 1978. The Sport featured a higher output of 70BHP using the 1049cc engine and incorporated Abarth revisions to greatly improve the performance and styling.

This car was imported from Italy in August 2020, having been restored and converted. It has a number of features from the Sport such as the Abarth air intake with Weber carb, wheels etc, and having been painted in similar livery.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Matt after meeting Owain the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

I love classic cars of all shapes and sizes, even superminis like this.

Owain purchased this Fiat 127 "Sport" last September. During some late-night online car browsing, he came across this lovely example that had just been imported from Italy, where it was restored, resprayed, upholstered and created as an homage to the "Sport".

He's sourced and fitted the Weber 32 carb for the car, and has had great fun tinkering on it during the pandemic. With some other projects needed attention, he's at a point where he'd like to find this car a new home. Owain will be more than happy to answer any of your questions in the comments below.

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Exterior

Diminutive form with Sport styling, a striking colour combo in orange over black livery.

Wheels and Tyres

During the restoration, refurbished Abarth wheels were fitted as you can see from the photographs. Great condition, but if we were being really picky we notice some very minor marks on the O/S/F wheel.

The tyres have recently been changed too, 2015 Momos with an excellent amount of tread left.

Bodywork

Boxy styling that is broken up by the decals and rubber trim, you have to love the look. All the panel gaps look good, tight and correct for a car of this age and mileage.

Please take a look at the bodywork in the photographs and videos to see the detail.

Paint

The 127 Sport was available in black with orange stripes, silver with black stripes or orange with black stripes. This car was resprayed in the latter with Abarth badges and Sport decals applied as part of the rebuild.

The paint is even in coverage, finish and colour, it's a bright little thing. When you get really close to the panels you can notice a little overspray on the bumpers.

Glass and Trim

The glass looks great all around on this car with no obvious areas of concern, no cracks, chips or marks were observed. It's the same for the trim too.

Interior

The Sport model was nothing short of special with sports seats and Abarth steering wheel to elevate the interior.

Seats and Carpets

During the restoration, the interior was reupholstered and these highback sports seats were fitted. They're covered in black faux leather with diamond stitching.

The interior looks excellent and very clean all round, the door cards look the part too. Take a look at all the interior media for a detailed view of the cabin.

Dashboard

The 127 Sports featured a rev counter, which this homage has been fitted with. The black plastic dash looks in great condition with no cracks observed.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

Featuring the sporty Abarth steering wheel which really makes this interior pop out. We love the long gear selector with chequered flags.

Mechanics

A supermini that lives up to its name with its feisty In-line 4.

Engine and Gearbox

The car features a 903cc Inline-4 engine that packs a punch, pretty nippy for 1977. Owain sourced and fitted the Abarth carb pictured, and the car has a some other elements like the Abarth cam cover fitted too. These were professionally refurbished via aqua blasting, and at the same time, the valve clearances and timing of the engine were reset.

Watch the video to see the cold start video. Although the Weber carb has been installed, Owain has said that it needs tuning, something that he says isn't his strong point.

Suspension and Brakes

Owain reports both the suspension and brakes are working excellently, a firm and sporty riding position is offered with responsive brakes.

Please take a look at the mechanical photos for a closer look at the suspension and brakes.

The Drive

These little superminis had a unique set-up with the engine and gearbox positioning powering the front wheels. The car was known for good handling, we can imagine that zipping across town in this car would be a lot of fun.

Electrics and Other

Owain reports all the electrics are working well in the car. Not many as you would expect from a classic of this era, it just proves you don't need a lot of gizmos to have a good time.

History and Paperwork

An Italian LHD, original 127 that has undergone a full restoration and converted to a "Sport" homage.

The car comes UK registered, with only 1 previous UK owner and all it's importation details.

A statement of build/manufacture is also present from Fiat Motor Club (GB) which confirms the car was built in Italy in 1977.

The car also comes with an owner handbook, details, and Haynes manual.

We've carried out checks on; Seller ID, V5, HPi clear.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
Key Details
  • Model127 "Sport" homage
  • TransmissionManual
  • CC903cc
  • Mileage~38,000
  • ColourOrange
  • Interior ColourBlack
  • Interior TrimFaux Leather
  • Chassis #127A12201191
  • MOT ExemptYes
  • Road Tax ExemptYes
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers2 (UK)
  • Tyre TreadExcellent
  • Tyre BrandMomo
  • Tyre Age2015
  • Security SysStandard
  • LHD or RHDLHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned1/2 year
  • Key FeatureSupermini







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£3,853 bid by vecta65 11.03.2021 @ 09:36:14
Nick Knight
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Nick Knight

Hi the sport was a 1050 cc so not sure if this is a replica or has it had an engine change.I used to have one of these.and I live just outside Llandybie
Thanks
Nick

£3,652 bid by rowlypoly71 10.03.2021 @ 14:13:51
£3,451 bid by Eros 09.03.2021 @ 10:34:49
£3,151 bid by vecta65 09.03.2021 @ 10:31:47
£2,950 bid by Eros 08.03.2021 @ 22:22:16
Tim
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Tim

Is it the standard 903cc engine?
Thanks

£2,701 bid by vecta65 08.03.2021 @ 19:06:08
£2,500 bid by Eros 08.03.2021 @ 12:14:45
Ryan Daynes
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Ryan Daynes

Hi, does it idle on its own or will it cut out if you don’t keep the revs up? Have you looked into getting the carb set up at all? Many thanks, Ryan

martinriman
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martinriman

Hi whats wrong with this car ?

Chris Cusiter
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Chris Cusiter

So, if it’s not a real ‘Sport’.. what else is missing?

Paul
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Paul

Do you have prove that it is original mileage and that the clock has not gone around

Jczuc
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Jczuc

Hello. Do you have the spare tire? thank you
Jean Claude

vecta65
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vecta65

Does it need the fuel additive to convert the unleaded fuel to run in the engine, thanks

vecta65
Member
vecta65

Thanks for the quick reply, I thought that was the case about fuel but always good to check.

£2,001 bid by vecta65 06.03.2021 @ 18:05:59
Finnie
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Finnie

Hi
There seems to be a few “crusty ” bits on the sills. Is that hiding more serious stuff – as I know Fiat’s quite well ?

Zak Davis
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Zak Davis

Hi, so this is not a sport is a replica sort of thing?

Chris
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Chris

Deffo looks like a 903 and car seems to of sold recently on fleabay and had a 903 in it. Is it a 903 or 1050

Chris
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Chris

Hi, morning, I’m pretty sure the engine is a 903 cc , not 1049, cc

Simon Atkinson
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Simon Atkinson

Yes, that’s a 903cc engine – no cambelt, and taller rocker box to accommodate the rockers & tappets.

Simon Welch
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Simon Welch

Hi does it have a leak from the engine?

£1,800 bid by davefoxcars2008 05.03.2021 @ 01:05:06
ecc123
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ecc123

Nice looking example. Am i right in thinking that this is a recreation of a “Sport” model and was a standard 127 model before recent restoration. Hence the Homage quote

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