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1998 Fiat 20 Valve Turbo Coupe for Sale #1634093
19/07/2019 17:40
19/07/2019 17:40
Joined: May 2009
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Thame,Oxon, UK
BillFromBucks Offline OP
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1998 Fiat 20 Valve Turbo Coupe for Sale


An exceptional and original example of a rare 1998 Fiat 20 Valve Turbo Coupe in Portofino Blue with dark grey/black cloth interior and factory fitted electric sunroof and air conditioning. Offered for sale at £4,000.

I ordered and purchased this car new in 1998 from Reg Vardy a registered Fiat Dealer, and have now owned it for 21 years. It has been regularly serviced and has covered just 83,000 miles. It has never been involved in an accident and has had no bodywork repairs.

The car remains true to its original specification, has not been modified in any way and has always been kept in a garage, the paintwork is original and retains its gloss finish, with no dents or rust and only a few very minor marks. The interior shows very little wear, the cloth seats are not worn and have no tears or marks and remain firm. The engine still performs with gusto, the car drives and handles well and the oil pressure shows as just under 3 bar when idling. The car retains the original Fiat/Clarion radio and cassette head unit and Clarion 6 CD autochanger and remote controller. The car is fitted with its original 16" alloy wheels, the tyres are Pirelli Cinturato P7's with plenty of tread left on them, the original (never used) space saver wheel and tyre are included, as is a spare lightly used Fiat 16" alloy wheel. All 3 keys are provided along with the Owners Manual, Service Book and other documentation.

This car has been extremely reliable (only breaking down once, due to a faulty electrical connection to the fuel pump). It was last serviced in June 2019 and had a new exhaust back section fitted. The MOT expires in June 2020. Full documentation is available with all invoices for services and work carried out on the car. The car has been serviced annually and the Service Book stamped for each of its 21 years. The car was serviced/maintained for its first four years by registered Fiat dealers. The next year it was serviced by L&M Motors in High Wycombe. For the last 16 years it has been maintained and serviced by Keith at Italian car specialist Auto Integrale in Beenham, Reading. Auto Integrale also changed the Turbo and Cambelt at 50,199 miles. The Dashboard Instrument Cluster was changed under warranty (due to an intermittent battery voltage dial) at 6,473 miles (shown in the Service Book), so all speedometer, MOT and Service Book mileages after this are 6,473 miles low.

Known problems with the car are
1 The direction indicator stalk no longer self cancels.
2 The remote key fobs no longer lock/unlock the car, you have to use the key.
3 The radio LCD display is intermittent.
4 The centre console rubber finish has become sticky.

A full photo album showing all aspects of the car can be viewed here http://onlinewebservices.net/koken/albums/1998-fiat-20vt-coupe-for-sale/ on a PC or laptop you can click on any of the album photos to view them larger.

MOT history for the car from 2006 to 2018 can be viewed here https://www.regit.cars/car/s115vbc

My full name is William (Bill) Comben and the car is located in South Oxfordshire between Aylesbury and Oxford.


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1998 20VT bought new and sold after 21 years, did I make a mistake ?
Re: 1998 Fiat 20 Valve Turbo Coupe for Sale [Re: BillFromBucks] #1634139
22/07/2019 23:10
22/07/2019 23:10
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North wales
pinin_prestatyn Offline
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What a lovely unmolested example. I can’t see this hanging around long.



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Re: 1998 Fiat 20 Valve Turbo Coupe for Sale [Re: BillFromBucks] #1634141
23/07/2019 09:27
23/07/2019 09:27
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Thame,Oxon, UK
BillFromBucks Offline OP
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Hi Pinin, thanks for your comment.

Keith from Auto Integrale has just confirmed that any serious buyers can contact him if they have questions about the cars servicing over the last 16 years.

Keith can be contacted through his website at http://www.beenhammotcentre.co.uk/

Bill


1998 20VT bought new and sold after 21 years, did I make a mistake ?
Re: 1998 Fiat 20 Valve Turbo Coupe for Sale [Re: pinin_prestatyn] #1634156
23/07/2019 21:10
23/07/2019 21:10
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Originally Posted by pinin_prestatyn
What a lovely unmolested example. I can’t see this hanging around long.


Agree, fabulous looking car, rare find these days. Good luck with the sale.


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Re: 1998 Fiat 20 Valve Turbo Coupe for Sale [Re: BillFromBucks] #1634189
25/07/2019 10:07
25/07/2019 10:07
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Thame,Oxon, UK
BillFromBucks Offline OP
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My car has now been sold to a forum member, the first person to view it. I hope he will get as much enjoyment from it as I have, I will really miss it !.

I had three requests to view and a couple of "tyre kicker" questions in response to my advert on ebay.

I will still log in to the forum from time to time to keep abreast of what's happening in the Coupe World. Keep up the good work with the forum.

Bye for now, Bill


1998 20VT bought new and sold after 21 years, did I make a mistake ?

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