Fiat Sports Cars
Italian automaker Fiat had been established for years before trying its hand in the sportscar market. As with many manufacturers during the 1960s, Fiat used one of their existing models as the basis for their first sportscar offering, resulting in the Fiat 1200.
In this article, you will learn about Fiat’s sportscar history, from the Pinin Farinastyled 1200 to the wildly successful Fiat 124 Sports Coupe and Spider both worked off the success of existing Fiat sedans, producing sleek, sporty additions to the lineup.
Eventually, however, Fiat had to pull out of the sportscar game, first by halting production on its sports cars in North America, and later in Europe as well. Fiats had always carried a reputation for being somewhat unreliable, which eventually forced them out of the market. Still, Fiat was and remains a highquality carmaker.
Let’s begin our exploration of Fiat on the next page with the 1200 and 1500.
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