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Old 22-09-2012   #16
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Re: Fiat Strada 105TC

GREETINGS TO ALL MEMBERS OF THIS FORUM I am a new member and this is my first post, I felt that I should bring this story up to date since I now own the 105TC in question. I bought it on an Ebay auction and brought it home to ARDFERT CO KERRY IRELAND. at present it is undegoing "recovery"
and I hope to have it back on the road in about two months from now.
I should add that I am a dedicated FIAT fan having owned almost all the models during the past forty years.
My present collection includes 105TC, Strada cabrio, X1/9 sports, 131 mirafiori and an Opel Kadett
I hope to post some pictures of the car when it is back on the road and I am eagerly awaiting the pleasure of driving this beautiful example of fiat technology again. Best wishes to all members Joe.
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Re: Fiat Strada 105TC

GREETINGS TO ALL MEMBERS OF THIS FORUM I am a new member and this is my first post, I felt that I should bring this story up to date since I now own the 105TC in question. I bought it on an Ebay auction and brought it home to ARDFERT CO KERRY IRELAND. at present it is undegoing "recovery"
and I hope to have it back on the road in about two months from now.
I should add that I am a dedicated FIAT fan having owned almost all the models during the past forty years.
My present collection includes 105TC, Strada cabrio, X1/9 sports, 131 mirafiori and an Opel Kadett
I hope to post some pictures of the car when it is back on the road and I am eagerly awaiting the pleasure of driving this beautiful example of fiat technology again. Best wishes to all members Joe.
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Re: Fiat Strada 105TC

Great,

Maybe post some pics about the recovery...??
(Btw, in two months it will be winter, so better wait some more months before taken it to the road...!!)
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Vote number 2 for some photos of the recovery.

Got to agree with previous comments on the Strada 130tc. I just find it so much fun to drive, on a sunny day round the roads of Shropshire, the noise, the handling.

Somehow it's better than my faster and in every engineering metric better Focus ST.
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So far I have very little achieved as I am servicing and correcting the mechanics of the car first so that it will be mobile for the renovation period as I am too-old to be pushing a car around the garage, parts are expected to arrive next week so I will then be able to continue recovery and record the progress on camera.
I am disappointed that it willnot be available for the annual classic Fiat all Ireland event taking place this weekend, however I will attend with my 131 mirafiori and it is expected to be a very enjoyable event based at Glengarriff Co Cork. Pics will follow Joe
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I got courage today and removed all the plastic mouldings from the rear of the car,The photos speak for the condition of the metal ---- the salt on the roads does have a majour effect.
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Work to do this winter...!!
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My present collection includes 105TC, Strada cabrio, X1/9 sports, 131 mirafiori and an Opel Kadett
Did you already have a 105 before this one Joe? I only ask because apparently my Red 105 MkII ended up with an enthusiast in Ireland....
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That car looks in amazing good fettle for a strada,well done for saving it from the vultures
I always remember the outside door handles and poor electrics on these.
Never drove a tc but even the cooking cars were fast for their day
Hope you get it done ,ive often hankered after one but then after just spending a week welding up my old transit i lose interest
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The Fiat strada 105TC 11 MK will never be worth more than a 130TC no matter how rare they are . What something is worth and what you get for it is another thing altogether .I think the 105TC MK1 is a better car in a lot of ways . Looks styling and interior . The strada is a tricky car to repair unlike the 131 sport (current restoration) . You cant get parts and the metal is alot lighter than the 131 in my experience .All most all the body panels will have to be sourced from Italy and the postage to the UK is expensive even more to ireland . I think you would have been better off buying a 130TC to start with . Fiat never sold the 130TC in ireland and from memory the reason was the insurance would be too high . I did see many 105TC MK11 in Dublins fair city back in the mid 1980s . I had many 105tcs both mk 1 and mk11 in the late 1980s and all of the 1990s . You could pick a MK 1/11 up for between 100 and 200 in london at the time . Nobody wanted them at the time . The very first strada i owned was a MK 1 in black on an X plate in 1989 . I also had a very rare 105TC MK 1 in silver .The last MK11 i owned was bought off a guy in North west london for 150 september 2000 and i drove it back to my house . The rear quater window was broken and he could not find a replacement for it . It had only 33000 mile and no rips on the seats were the vinyl meets the cloth.The car and even the boot lid had no rust whatsoever and it was metallic grey . Drove it around for a couple of years and put it on the back of my recovery transit at the time . It was parked around the corner from my house for over a year . Drove by the spot one day 2003 and the recovery truck is gone with the 105tc on the back . The recovery truck was found by the police but the strada was gone . I miss that car so much
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Just to add looking at the pictures in 4 and 5 of the back panel with the two holes this is normal rust . It only needs a rear panel and behind the rear panel with the two holes it has a strenghten piece one on each side to stop the back of the car flexing . You can fabricate these quite easily .
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Are those Lancia Beta wheels?

I have a set of these...



...I bought for my Panda by mistake. If you'd like them let me know.
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Strangely enough, there's a 105TC in Practical Classics this month some guy has just rebuilt. Are they rare? Yes. Are they valuable? Not monumentaly. Are they interesting? Certainly are, so power to the loons who restore them. I wish I'd bought the one my wife's gay hairdresser has 25 years ago when I had the chance. Oh, and not being homophobic because he was and a nicer guy you cound'nt meet! Damn good crimper too! And why doesn't this forum have a spellcheckker?
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Just install it on your pc.
Sorry, too lazy! Oh, and it's actually a 130 Abarth - oops!
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