Is it an optical illusion or does it have a later model grill fitted with no "black" showing between the grill and colour on the bumper. The grill does not appear to be recessed beside the light cluster.
Can't say that I like the red lettering on the spark plugs cover, prefer the original blue.
Notice it has the "early" logo on the steering wheel, rather than the rhomboid logo.
However, it does appear to be a good example and looks good in white unlike other Fiat models such as the late 1980s Croma or the Grande Punto.
Why does the advert say Country: Italy and Region: Bedfordshire?
South Bedfordshire? Looks really nice, never seen one in the 'flesh' although I've noticed quite a few are being imported from Japan. They have the steering wheel on the right side and are usually turbos. This seems quite a price for a non turbo.
Oddly enough, this very day I came across a white 16v while house hunting. This one is in Brieselang, about thirty miles west of Berlin.
Flat white, and tbh I've never liked white cars... I mean, why would you when you can get a perfectly good metallic black? But this is the first white one I've ever seen, so... For what it's worth, it's flat white not pearl, off-white, or metallic.
Yes "flat" (non-metallic) white was a standard colour on the initial 16v models everywhere except the UK, I guess Fiat UK decided we weren't ready / worthy? It was dropped for the "facelift" range from late 1996 on, and Pearl White became available on the 1999 onwards "Plus" model (as a 2,200 Euro option) but again not in the UK, thanks Fiat UK!
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