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Special place to be the Coupé #1639094
12/02/2020 12:54
12/02/2020 12:54
Joined: Dec 2005
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Motherwell - Scotland
Rosso Offline OP
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Enjoying the ride

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Only an extra 2 of a difference on the reg! My first Rosso 16vt and my now Giallo 20v.

I bought my first coupé in 2001, It was always going to be special and it truly didn't dissapoint, loved the looks of them when I first saw it in the metal in1995 at the long dice defunct Scottish Motorshow but back then I was never thinking I'd own one nevermind eight of them. I do need to find that photo of Giallo at the motorshow.

The looks definitely got me hooked on the coupé. They still feel as special a place to be in and around now as they were for me back in those early days of the Coupé Fiat ownership.

So there followed after my 16vt... over the next 14 years a winners red na, ink black 20v na, Porto 20vt, Silver na and the silver 20vt for which Ive now owned for a good number years and one that we made an epic Italian Road Trip in 2018.

And I do feel that especially more now with my Giallo 20v that I've owned for a year. With one owner from new and a garage life that only seen it out on the roads up until 2002. And from there a couple 1000's miles in 2011 that seems a pretty rare find nowadays.

It's not only about its looks and performance but its sense of occasion when jumping into the coupé... It still has it all there wether its an na or turbo...

I know I've heard some people say they are a love and hate relationship with the coupé but ive never felt that hate once.

Anyways I started off typing this with a plan and I think I've lost it so I think I'll

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Re: Special place to be the Coupé [Re: Rosso] #1639107
13/02/2020 01:18
13/02/2020 01:18
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Once bitten, forever smitten...……..


This is how it should have come out of Torino!
Re: Special place to be the Coupé [Re: Rosso] #1639109
13/02/2020 09:08
13/02/2020 09:08
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Nice write up thumb

Re: Special place to be the Coupé [Re: Rob40] #1639110
13/02/2020 11:01
13/02/2020 11:01
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Originally Posted by Rob40
Once bitten, forever smitten...……..

You know only too well Rob how they get a bite and don't let go. Thinking of all the years you have had the same coupé love it's a work of art. thumb


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Re: Special place to be the Coupé [Re: Rosso] #1639113
13/02/2020 14:14
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So out of your eight Fiat Coupes, which one was your least favou......wait a minute! Is that an Integrale in the second photo?!?

tongue laugh

Re: Special place to be the Coupé [Re: Rosso] #1639114
13/02/2020 15:03
13/02/2020 15:03
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Motherwell - Scotland
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Ha impossible for me to answer or perhaps the one that locked me out of it with engine running in winter blizzards albeit it did have the kindness to do it in my work car park.

Yes my mates Evo in winners Red owned from almost same time as my first coupé, it has a garaged life.


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Re: Special place to be the Coupé [Re: Rosso] #1639115
13/02/2020 15:04
13/02/2020 15:04
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Originally Posted by JKD
So out of your eight Fiat Coupes, which one was your least favou......wait a minute! Is that an Integrale in the second photo?!?

tongue laugh
Yeah, and an office building in the first wink

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Re: Special place to be the Coupé [Re: Rosso] #1639130
14/02/2020 15:32
14/02/2020 15:32
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Originally Posted by Rosso
Originally Posted by Rob40
Once bitten, forever smitten...……..

You know only too well Rob how they get a bite and don't let go. Thinking of all the years you have had the same coupé love it's a work of art. thumb


Now that under the bonnet is more or less finished, I'm in the process of changing the front bumper.
Only managing to get a few hours in every Tuesday but should be ready for the 25th event.


This is how it should have come out of Torino!
Re: Special place to be the Coupé [Re: Rob40] #1639137
14/02/2020 19:50
14/02/2020 19:50
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Originally Posted by Rob40
, I'm in the process of changing the front bumper.
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The mind boggles....X ray vision, revolving plates, concealed smash-and-grab robot arms confused


Thanks again, Photobucket.
BumbleBee under restoration, emerging from lockdown smile
Re: Special place to be the Coupé [Re: Rosso] #1639143
15/02/2020 08:14
15/02/2020 08:14
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Motherwell - Scotland
Rosso Offline OP
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I like the idea of revolving plates thumb chinny could it be done.

I'm looking forward to seing this Rob Anything with a Zender bumper can't be bad.


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