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Re: My exploit yellow 75 elx

So working in a fiat dealer has it's perks.

My car has done 70,000 miles so...

Car is going in Thursday for a proper fiat major service (75k miles/ 5 years) at 20 year old, coolant and brake fluid change, new timing belt and tensioner, all genuine fiat bits- just under 200.

Bargain
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So working in a fiat dealer has it's perks.

My car has done 70,000 miles so...

Car is going in Thursday for a proper fiat major service (75k miles/ 5 years) at 20 year old, coolant and brake fluid change, new timing belt and tensioner, all genuine fiat bits- just under 200.

Bargain
Still loving the mk1?
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Quote Originally Posted by puntofan01 View Post
Still loving the mk1?
Absolutely adore it. Guy I know offered me 1600 cash for it which is more than double what I paid.
Obviously I said no lol.

Plans over the summer are to tidy up the engine bay and waxoyl the hell out of it, and get it 100% mint, it doesn't need much tbh.

May put it back in the showroom for a while?
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Absolutely adore it. Guy I know offered me 1600 cash for it which is more than double what I paid.
Obviously I said no lol.

Plans over the summer are to tidy up the engine bay and waxoyl the hell out of it, and get it 100% mint, it doesn't need much tbh.

May put it back in the showroom for a while?
It's good to see that a car like that has found a loving owner.
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Absolutely adore it. Guy I know offered me 1600 cash for it which is more than double what I paid.
Obviously I said no lol.

Plans over the summer are to tidy up the engine bay and waxoyl the hell out of it, and get it 100% mint, it doesn't need much tbh.

May put it back in the showroom for a while?
1600 squid is a good offer tho!
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Yeh I know. Everyone thinks I'm mad not to have sold it.
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Yeh I know. Everyone thinks I'm mad not to have sold it.
I don't think you're mad. I'd probably be the same if someone offered to buy my beloved Grande Punto off me, lol!
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So. Today seen me do a couple of messy jobs to the punto.
Had it's service and timing belt done on Thursday so mechanically she is 100%

This morning I set about doing a job i had been putting off for ages.
Cleaning inside the arches, waxoyling them and underneath the car, as well as tidying up the engine bay.

Another job I attempted today was the original radio, the display didn't light up so I took it apart to see if I could fix it and broke it.

I'm now after a genuine punto mk1 radio if anyone has on they ain't using- please



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Very nice. Always loved the Mk1 Punto. Had to have an Exploit yellow when they first came out. Also had a Midnight blue and later a red one.
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Quote Originally Posted by Murano16v View Post
Very nice. Always loved the Mk1 Punto. Had to have an Exploit yellow when they first came out. Also had a Midnight blue and later a red one.
Yeh my mum had a yellow one too back in 95.
But my one had to be either exploit or valley green, but the valley green only come in an s or gt in the uk and they're rare as a gt and the a is a bit too basic
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I'm not jealous.... Honest.
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Re: My exploit yellow 75 elx

Just been on that how many left site and according to
Them, there are only 100 75 elx's left on the roads.

Assuming most of them have donated engines to cinquecento's.

Mental to think considering how many there were 10/15 years ago
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Re: My exploit yellow 75 elx

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Just been on that how many left site and according to
Them, there are only 100 75 elx's left on the roads.

Assuming most of them have donated engines to cinquecento's.

Mental to think considering how many there were 10/15 years ago
Definitely not. No more than a handful will have. The 75 swap was never really a popular swap, most went for p60 purely because it was (almost) plug and play.

Yeah the cams were sought after but they were sourced mainly after cars had already been scrapped/broken and the 866 cams also appeared in a few later p60's anyway, so the sources for them weren't even just p75's.

Reckon they just rotted their floorpans like other mk1 puntos tbh and there were just less of them about than p60's.

In fact, if you look at other mk1 punto models, the numbers show that the 75's have died off fractionally slower than most mk1's.... it's pretty consistent over the board though.
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Just been on that how many left site and according to
Them, there are only 100 75 elx's left on the roads.

Assuming most of them have donated engines to cinquecento's.

Mental to think considering how many there were 10/15 years ago
Out of interest to see the performance figures, I started looking for a Punto 75 on autotrader, and ended up finding my parents' old mk2 ELX, which is the car responsible for my current love of Fiats!! I couldn't believe my eyes!!!
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Re: My exploit yellow 75 elx

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Definitely not. No more than a handful will have. The 75 swap was never really a popular swap, most went for p60 purely because it was (almost) plug and play.

Yeah the cams were sought after but they were sourced mainly after cars had already been scrapped/broken and the 866 cams also appeared in a few later p60's anyway, so the sources for them weren't even just p75's.

Reckon they just rotted their floorpans like other mk1 puntos tbh and there were just less of them about than p60's.

In fact, if you look at other mk1 punto models, the numbers show that the 75's have died off fractionally slower than most mk1's.... it's pretty consistent over the board though.
Could agree more with that post, mk1 punto's really don't seem to last well from a rot point of view, shame really as generally speaking fiat seemed to have sorted that issue out by the time these were new cars.. P75 was never a common car either, people tended to lean towards either a a really cheap 55/60 or the other end of the chain, a sporting or GT.
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