Wednesday, February 8, 2012

1962 Fiat 2300 S Coupe - Rare and Beautiful

Wow. Is this a pretty Fiat, or what?

The 2300 line of cars were Fiat's upmarket cars throughout most of the 1960s. All 2300s came with a 2.3 liter straight 6 and many of the amenities you'd expect to find in a near-luxury vehicle. The sedan was designed by Pininfarina. It was boxy and - to my eyes - not bad looking, but not very exciting either. The coupe however, was something else.

Designed by Ghia, it was all curves and had a dramatic wrap-around rear window. The running gear was straight out of the sedan. Being a 2300S meant it had dual carbs. With that setup, the engine created around 136 horsepower (as opposed to 105 in standard 2300).

This 2300S Coupe is in very, very nice condition. It will be interesting to see how much it sells for.

Located in Moncalieri, Torino, Italy, click here to see the eBay listing.

A big thanks to Michael for sending me this link!

4 comments:

Jon said...

I cannot imagine what it must have been like to see one of these in 1962. There are various odd lines in the rear glass area. It is one of those ideas that really should not work, but somehow does.

In the US, the 1965 Barracuda seemed unbalanced in comparison.

Chris Keen said...

There's a few of these in the States - I saw one in person, for the first time I think, at the anti-football run in Sausalito, CA on Jan. 1. If only this one was here...

Trevor said...

This makes your eyes bleed and heart explode with joy more than any Gallardo or Countach could...

Mike P said...

What a gorgeous automobile! But judging from the length of the shifter, the pattern must be huge, like on my old F-150.