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#1578741 - 29/06/2016 03:15 1998 LE No.173 Steel Grey For Sale
Nello Offline
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Registered: 17/12/2005
Posts: 3853
Loc: Warwickshire
Engine and model: LE No.0173
Mileage: 91k
Body colour: Steel Grey
Interior colour and material: LE Recaro black and red leather)
Manufactured in: 1998
MOT until: May 2017

History: Much loved and owned for 7 years - 2nd Coupe I have owned (16v NA before). I'm a real Italian Petrolhead having owned loads of Fiats/Alfas/Lancias. Its done 91k - Purchased with 62k on from non-other than Paul Gilbert (Iceberg) who owns/runs MotorMech in central Birmingham. Pauls a good mate of mine and has looked after all my cars for years. This was his own car and he is listed on the V5 as the previous owner. The car has wanted for nothing. It goes back to Paul every year for a service and MoT. He can vouch for the car and can be contacted. Full service history from new. I have run out of pages in the service book! All bills/books/ all three keys and handbooks etc.(inc. rare LE dedicated handbook) Original Meta Alarm and working Fob! Its had 3 cambelt changes in my ownership and all the ones before were on time - and the Aux belts are done every other year. Last cambelt was last year. I have a huge file of receipts. MoT until May 2017. Original Coupe mats though drivers is worn plus rare Coupe Fiat keyfob! Full LE spec - the only additional Mods are subtle but I think make the Coupe complete. It has lowered Eibach springs with Fiat OE shocks. Firmer ride but the cars stance looks just right. Standard ride height looks too tall IMO. It also has a K&N Panel filter. Motormech short-shift kit and Scorpion back box fitted. Bodywork is superb - no dings along the sides - a few stone-chips as the Coupe seems to be prone to these but not many. I only cover about 2-3k a year in it. 3 out of the 4 Alloys are mint - one has slight bubbling under the paint. The passenger door has a slight amount of corrosion on - I will get sorted if required or will negotiate on sale. The car has never been abused and is polished every other week minimum! The centre console is one of the best I have seen in a Coupe. Handbrake console has gone a little tacky as they do. Drivers seat very good - a small hole in the leather but retains its complete shape. Oil pressure is perfect - On Max on anything other than idle. Then its at 2 bar - On very hot days it may go to 1.75 bar on idle only. The oil has been changed every 12 months regardless of mileage. Standard Turbo - zero smoke - I resisted upping any engine performance mods as I did not want to stress anything - and I am no boy-racer (40 something!) I work with McMike on the forum who has x3 LE's and can also vouch for it. It also had a new Valeo OE clutch fitted about 3 years ago by MMech - done about 18k on it since.I am located in Coventry. This is LE No.0173 I am very fussy about my cars so completely honest about it. Much loved car but the lure of a Brera S has got the better of me......Note the car has had a Private plate fitted since photos were taken which will be removed - presume they will give me that original plate back.
I will add the full service history with mileages here asap.

Known technical issues: Small amount of corrosion on passenger door bottom lip/edge. The bottom of the door though is completely fine so its just the edge. Also lightly on a small area on rear inner arches. Couple of stone chips on nose. Paint chips around rear boot lock barrel. AC needs a re-gas.

Modifications: HID headlight conversion. LED front Sidelights. K&N Panel Filter. Eibach Sport springs - lowered car approx. 25mm Motormech Short Shift kit fitted. Refurbed LE wheel centres/20VT side badges. Scorpion back box. Replacement OE nose badge. Replacement Fiat rear badge with Italian flag. Replacement new OE LE Fuel filler Cap.
This Coupe also has the original dealer fitted option from new - rear parking sensor system - only Coupe I have seen with it fitted from new. (not that I trust it though!)

Tyres: Conti Sport Contact 2's on front - lots of life - recent - Dunlop SP Sports on rear - lots of tread but slight cracking due to age - I would change soon.

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Location - Coventry - can also be viewed in Warwick.
Price: £7500 ono
My full name: Nello - Neil Yardley
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#1578813 - 29/06/2016 22:06 Re: 1998 LE No.173 Steel Grey For Sale [Re: Nello]
Nello Offline
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Registered: 17/12/2005
Posts: 3853
Loc: Warwickshire
Main Service History from the Service Book Stamps but theres a ton of others......

09/09/98 PDI@AHF Auto Fiat Winchester
10/08/99 First Service AHF Fiat 6k
18/08/00 Service AHF Fiat 12k
16/08/02 Service AHF Fiat 29k
17/07/03 60k Service AHF Fiat 42k
18/02/03 Cambelt changed Kingswinford Auto 46k
13/08/04 Service Kingswinford Auto 50k
10/05/05 Service Kingswinford Auto 53k
03/08/06 Service Kingswinford Auto 57k
30/11/07 Service Kingswinford Auto 60k
30/03/09 Cambelt Motormech 62k
31/03/10 Service MotorMech 68k
30/03/11 Service Motormech 74k
28/03/12 Service MotorMech 77k
27/09/12 New OE Valeo Clutch MotorMech 78k
02/04/13 Service MotorMech 80k
27/03/14 Service MotorMech 84k
13/03/15 Cambelt MotorMech 87k
15/03/16 Service MotorMech 90k


Apologies forgot my number(!) - 07950 489980

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#1578962 - 01/07/2016 12:26 Re: 1998 LE No.173 Steel Grey For Sale [Re: Nello]
Nello Offline
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Registered: 17/12/2005
Posts: 3853
Loc: Warwickshire
Thought I'd add this great photo from Michael Ward@Auto Italia.....
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#1583946 - 05/09/2016 20:46 Re: 1998 LE No.173 Steel Grey For Sale [Re: Nello]
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Registered: 17/12/2005
Posts: 3853
Loc: Warwickshire
Just a bump for this. I was only listing half/heartedly initially but its now time to move on. I will add some better full photos shortly but open to offers.
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#1584475 - 13/09/2016 19:44 Re: 1998 LE No.173 Steel Grey For Sale [Re: Nello]
Nello Offline
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Registered: 17/12/2005
Posts: 3853
Loc: Warwickshire
Some additional photos here though they may be a little small until I work out how to make them bigger. That said the car really needs to be viewed. There are very few marks on the car - inside and out. I've tried to show the only bits that let it down. I'll give it a few weeks then it'll be on Autotrader .............. as the wife wants her new car ooo
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#1584537 - 14/09/2016 14:03 Re: 1998 LE No.173 Steel Grey For Sale [Re: Nello]
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Registered: 27/03/2011
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Loc: uttoxeter
Originally Posted By: Nello
Some additional photos here though they may be a little small until I work out how to make them bigger. That said the car really needs to be viewed. There are very few marks on the car - inside and out. I've tried to show the only bits that let it down. I'll give it a few weeks then it'll be on Autotrader .............. as the wife wants her new car ooo
.......................not selling this for a euro box i hope,tell the mrs to save up smile
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#1584544 - 14/09/2016 14:51 Re: 1998 LE No.173 Steel Grey For Sale [Re: Nello]
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Registered: 17/12/2005
Posts: 3853
Loc: Warwickshire
Kind of unfortunately Glenn yes...... I did really want (OK I still do!) a Brera S but there are x2 junior Rugby-playing Nello's getting rather big (eldest is nearly 6 ft). The wife wants a 500X to replace her old Sedici so needs must - She had a year of illness in 2015 with the big 'C' so I think she probably deserves it. I still have a few toys to play with though thumb
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#1584545 - 14/09/2016 14:56 Re: 1998 LE No.173 Steel Grey For Sale [Re: Nello]
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Je suis un Coupé

Registered: 28/09/2009
Posts: 7573
Loc: Thornton Cleveleys and Azerbai...
Get a Tesla model X, only 96,000 for the 90D version smile
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#1585840 - 02/10/2016 22:47 Re: 1998 LE No.173 Steel Grey For Sale [Re: Nello]
Nello Offline
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Registered: 17/12/2005
Posts: 3853
Loc: Warwickshire
OK the LE is still for sale. I'm considering getting the new wheels soon so will consider offers.

MoT is until 01/04/17. The cambelt was done last March so will not need doing again until 2020. The Clutch which was done at 78k so has only done 14k since! Theres also the ton of paperwork going right back to from new with every single MoT for the car.

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#1590255 - 13/12/2016 01:01 Re: 1998 LE No.173 Steel Grey For Sale [Re: Nello]
Nello Offline
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Registered: 17/12/2005
Posts: 3853
Loc: Warwickshire
My LE is still for sale so bumping this.
I've had two interested buyers but its still with me currently.
The mileage is now 93k and the car has had recent new rear discs and pads and will be having what is probably going to be a new heater matrix fitted next week.
Price drop to £7300.
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#1592718 - 25/01/2017 11:26 Re: 1998 LE No.173 Steel Grey For Sale [Re: Nello]
Nello Offline
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Registered: 17/12/2005
Posts: 3853
Loc: Warwickshire
UPDATE - The LE had a new Heater Matrix fitted yesterday by MotorMech and I have had a quote of £260 to get the corrosion sorted on the door/inner rear arch - which shows theres not much to get the body pretty perfect as there are are hardy marks or dings in any of the bodywork.
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#1593555 - 06/02/2017 20:58 Re: 1998 LE No.173 Steel Grey For Sale [Re: Nello]
Nello Offline
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Registered: 17/12/2005
Posts: 3853
Loc: Warwickshire
OK finally shout for my LE before I go down the Autotrader/ebay route..... I'll get a full new MoT done for any new buyer.
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#1594012 - 11/02/2017 20:52 Re: 1998 LE No.173 Steel Grey For Sale [Re: Nello]
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Club member 1578
On a journey

Registered: 02/02/2017
Posts: 166
Loc: Leics UK
Hi Nello,

Have sent you a PM
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#1595343 - 28/02/2017 12:53 Re: 1998 LE No.173 Steel Grey For Sale [Re: Nello]
Nello Offline
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Registered: 17/12/2005
Posts: 3853
Loc: Warwickshire
The LE just needs new lower front wishbones for the MoT which MotorMech will be fitting next week so it'll then have a Full 12 months ticket! Also now on ebay.
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#1595354 - 28/02/2017 15:34 Re: 1998 LE No.173 Steel Grey For Sale [Re: Nello]
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Club member 1477
Enjoying the ride

Registered: 05/01/2016
Posts: 558
Loc: Gosnells AU
Can't believe this is still for sale, it needs to go on eBay and/or auto trader thumb

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#1596246 - 11/03/2017 08:10 Re: 1998 LE No.173 Steel Grey For Sale [Re: Nello]
Nello Offline
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Registered: 17/12/2005
Posts: 3853
Loc: Warwickshire
New MoT now in place so in the last couple of months its had -

New MoT
New Drop Links
New front lower wishbones
New Heater Matrix with coolant
New rear Discs
New rear Pads
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#1596260 - 11/03/2017 11:26 Re: 1998 LE No.173 Steel Grey For Sale [Re: Nello]
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On a journey

Registered: 02/02/2017
Posts: 166
Loc: Leics UK
Thought I saw it in Motormech yesterday Nello, I can vouch for the quality having taken it for a test drive last month 👍
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#1596263 - 11/03/2017 12:10 Re: 1998 LE No.173 Steel Grey For Sale [Re: Nello]
Nello Offline
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Registered: 17/12/2005
Posts: 3853
Loc: Warwickshire
Thanks Pete - yes just picking up the new MoT. Hope you're enjoying your new one thumb
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#1596495 - 14/03/2017 10:58 Re: 1998 LE No.173 Steel Grey For Sale [Re: Nello]
Nello Offline
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Registered: 17/12/2005
Posts: 3853
Loc: Warwickshire
Price drop to £7k. Also now on ebay and soon to be on Autotrader. If not it'll be put in to Nello's retirement stable with the others......
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#1600530 - 15/05/2017 09:32 Re: 1998 LE No.173 Steel Grey For Sale [Re: Nello]
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Posts: 2136
Loc: London
Has this not sold ?
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#1600596 - 16/05/2017 11:21 Re: 1998 LE No.173 Steel Grey For Sale [Re: Nello]
Nello Offline
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Registered: 17/12/2005
Posts: 3853
Loc: Warwickshire
OK Yes the car is still with me which might seem strange given the time its been on here but as mentioned I've been in no rush to sell. I have had three people view the car and seemed to like it but all have gone on to buy Plus's although one messaged me back a couple of weeks later to say he had bought the wrong car. Every time I wash and polish it I look back and wonder why I'm selling it - I still get weekly comments about it at the garage etc. - there's nothing to beat the Coupe for the money. I have had an offer of £6.5k for it but the chap has yet to turn up with the money so yes its still here but I'm still using and enjoying it until someone convinces me to sell.
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#1600954 - 20/05/2017 09:35 Re: 1998 LE No.173 Steel Grey For Sale [Re: Nello]
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Registered: 17/12/2005
Posts: 3853
Loc: Warwickshire
Mods please lock Thanks thumb
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#1600955 - 20/05/2017 10:14 Re: 1998 LE No.173 Steel Grey For Sale [Re: Nello]
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Registered: 05/01/2016
Posts: 558
Loc: Gosnells AU
Originally Posted By Nello
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Hope you decided to keep it Neil?

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#1600960 - 20/05/2017 11:20 Re: 1998 LE No.173 Steel Grey For Sale [Re: Nello]
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#1600961 - 20/05/2017 11:20 Re: 1998 LE No.173 Steel Grey For Sale [Re: Nello]
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