Engine and model: 2.0 20v Turbo Plus
Mileage: 86k miles (in occasional use). Garaged.
Body colour: Moon Grey
Interior colour and material: Plus trim; Recaro leather black with red stitching
Manufactured in: 2000 (W)
No of previous owners: 5
MOT until: 4th May 2018Modifications
Pro Alloy Intercooler, Stage 3 mapped, BlueFlame Exhaust, Suspension, Brakes and Headlights.
Known technical issues: 6 Paddle clutch judder in reverse (which I am advised is normal), air conditioning needs a re-gas (is some pressure), front tyres are on their limit. Interior is in very good condition, but not immaculate. Horn holders in engine bay corroded. Points that attach undertray show surface corrosion.
My full name: Julian Heathcote HobbinsBackground
This coupe is, in my opinion, in very good condition.
I have owned a good number of turbo / forced induction sports type cars over the years from Renaults, a VW, an Audi and two Fiats plus Alfas. I bought this coupe from Bill through Joe of Specialist coupe maintainer FCSS in January. Before Bill it was owned by a chap called Paul. I understand both Bill and Paul were coupe enthusiasts and I recall Bill is/was on this forum. For me, FCSS has worked on the car for me as have BVS (paint) and FC Performance next to Castle Coombe race circuit (mapping). It’s blisteringly fast as been modified tuned correctly (at cost). I have spent over £3600 on this car since I purchased it earlier this year. Previously the car was also worked on by specialist Midlands Car Serving & Motormech looking at the records. There are lots of other invoices also from a main dealer. The car is insured with modifications declared. My decision to sell is regretful; I have a significant amount of money invested in the car and I have many other commitments with my family.Engine
Standard. 86k miles. Oil pressure 3 bar and 2.5 bar at hot idle.
Service and maintenance history
Cambelt and ancillaries replaced this year
Six speed gearbox Performance modifications
Hybrid Turbo 62 trim
Front mount pro alloy intercooler
Mapped at 1.1 and 1.3 bar: 322 and 344 hp (graph present)
Boost controller and gauges; 2 settings
6 Paddle clutch
Blue Flame exhaust
Eibach or Koni suspension (need to confirm)
K&N type air filter
Boost and fuelling gauges mounted on right hand pillarBodywork
Moon grey. Rust advised of and attended underneath and on wings where stone chipped.
Standard Plus wheels in very good condition.Keys
Three (and manuals)Interior
Standard Plus interior in good condition. Recaro front seats with red stitching. Work and Maintenance
[looking at the records]:
09 08 17 FCSS – replace exhaust manifold gasket
07 17 17 FC Performance – repair leak, remove Unichip, mapping stage 3
05 05 17 FCSS – Cambelt & ancillaries service, service, service brake calipers, treat corrosion in floor and re proof, MoT work.
07 04 17 BVS – correction of paintwork and stone chip wheel arch corrosion
Prior to me:
16 04 15 - FCSS – Service, undertray and MOT
13 08 14 – FCSS – Paint work repairs and enhancements, rocker cover gasket, door seal, service headlights.
01 05 14 – FCSS – Service, brakes, replace circuit board, callipers & brakes, MOT, repair exhaust and other work, compression test.
29 10 13 – Midlands Car Serving - Full service incl gearbox oil, idler and belt
25 04 13 – FCSS – door plates and fuel filter cap
13 04 13 – FCSS – Gear selector bush
24 10 12 – Midlands Car Servicing – fit hybrid turbo, 6 paddle clutch, stainless exhaust, pro alloy intercooler, boost controller, mapping & numerous items.
02 09 11 – Motormech – Brake discs and pads, upgraded header tank, air con radiator.
28 04 11 – Motormech – Service and work
23 07 09 – Motormech – servicing, MoT and air con plus brake work
19 06 08 – Motormech – gear box mountings, cambelt change, brakes, wheel bearing, exhaust etc. and MOT
…then numerous other invoices and papers.
Test drives at my discretion, no part exchange thanks and full payment before the car leaves.
Note from Theresa: Putting photos on here has been a problem and I haven't been able to help the seller much, but here is what we've managed:
FCSS Work https://www.facebook.com/pg/fiatcoupes/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1346117892149720
FC Performance https://www.facebook.com/fcperformancetu...e=3&theater
If you type the following into the address bar, you will see photos:
I'm sure Julian won't mind people asking for more photos to be sent via email, etc.
Updated to add the following:
My Plus is now back from FCSS after further sterling work.
Supply and fit:
Dual friction fast road clutch kit
O/S and N/S diff final drive seals
OE visco O'ring
N/S & O/S wishbones and new pinch bolts
O/S inner C/V gaiter
New clutch slave
Disassemble front end to expose front cross member, outer flitches and Eiffel towers
Clean and treat engine bay/chassis with POR15 and prepare/protect ready for respray
Powder coating costs for engine bay brackets etc and slam panel
Respray engine bay
Replace A/C compressor
Replace A.C condenser, dryer unit and O'ring kit
Bonnet inner cable
Late gas design bonnet strut for N/S
Brake fluid. (5.1)
Rebuild engine bay after respray
Fit Carbotech front brake pads, bleed brake system with 5.1 fluid, 2x sessions of road testing to heat cure front pads and test
You can see the front end work here; https://www.facebook.com/pg/fiatcoupes/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1346117892149720
Considering the condition of the car now, the upgrades including the awesome Carbotech pads the price remains at £7,995. I will however listen to enthusiasts of this forum, but, please don’t low ball me. Much appreciate you looking at my advert.
It’s currently tucked up in my heated garage out of the weather.
I’d like to that Joe for his expertise, dedication, hard work and enthusiasm.