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Old 01-01-2017   #46
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On the surface, that silver Tipo looks ace! That period Fiat really suits silver. Hope this one stays out of the caravan firing line (or your neighbour buys a tent).
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That's a great shame.

You're lucky, not only to have found another Tipo, but to have found it so quickly!
Cheers, certainly Mk11s are also rare now, whoever was seam-sealing between the 2 metal sheets behind the front strut was leaving large gaps, letting water in from day 1
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If my adding up is correct, according to howmanyleft, there's just 449 classic Tipos left in the UK, the vast majority of which are on SORN.
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If my adding up is correct, according to howmanyleft, there's just 449 classic Tipos left in the UK, the vast majority of which are on SORN.
Vastly underappreciated

Impossibly cool to those in the know

449 is tragic. There'll probably be 10 left by the time collectors catch on.
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I think that's the situation for most cars from the 80s and 90s tbh. The problem is that a lot of people don't see them as classics, and the vast majority of cars from that era will just be allowed to rot and/or be banger raced into complete and utter extinction.

1 of the things I love about Practical Classics is that it recognises cars from the 80s, 90s and even 00s as the classics they are, and they even publish buying guides for some of these cars!
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Yes, the weird thing is there's probably many more original 500s around today than Tipos, Unos, Tempras and Regatas put together. All of which proves, I guess, that a 'classic' in the popular mind has to be curvy, small and generally uncomfortable.

I for one rail against this injustice.

Tipo per sempre.
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I fear you're probably right.
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Talking of the older 500s/600s probably being more than somewhat later models then some points to bear in mind are:

1) numbers produced
2) many went to more favourable climates so good condition spare panel still available
3) despite the prone to rusty metal the gauge and weight of the steel is much greater so mild to deeper surface rust does not cause structural/panel collapse so easily

I used to own a LHD Fiat 600D back in 1970s. She was a tough old girl. The only real rust issues were the front foot wells where the floor meets the inner wheel arch. Oddly I recall that the metal in this area of the floor was thinner than the surrounding body shell and wheels arches. Sort of make sense as your feet don't with much
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Still plenty of Tipos in Italy: https://www.facebook.com/groups/118745005867/
Loads in Brasil and Argentina: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fiattipoargentina/
A lot left here in Spain too.
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Still plenty of Tipos in Italy: https://www.facebook.com/groups/118745005867/
Loads in Brasil
Yes, check this place out

http://www.microsofttranslator.com/B...-viva-12622323
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Yes, the weird thing is there's probably many more original 500s around today than Tipos, Unos, Tempras and Regatas put together. All of which proves, I guess, that a 'classic' in the popular mind has to be curvy, small and generally uncomfortable.

I for one rail against this injustice.

Tipo per sempre.
We should and the Autocar review of the new Tipo, amongst others 'respected' the previous Tip o
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