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Old 23-02-2017   #16
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Re: Tipo Wanted!!!

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You won't find a GT, AFAIK they never made it to the UK.

You might find a 2-litre 8V 5-door SLX somewhere if you're lucky, they were more luxury than outright sporty but had the last of the classic Lampredi twin-cam engines.
Who told you the GT model was never sold in UK? We had a demonstrator in red. Nice car, but no Sedi.
Here in Spain, seen a Tempra 2.0 Turbo. Cracking wolf in sheep's clothing.
Tipos definitely getting thin on the ground. But 4995 for any Tipo, is plain silly.
And stay away from the whinny horrid CVT model.
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I see there is a Sedicvalvole on the Bay this morning at 500. Very little description though and no pics so far - lets hope some are put up!
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I see there is a Sedicvalvole on the Bay this morning at 500. Very little description though and no pics so far - lets hope some are put up!
Hang on, I sold my white mint Tipo, to a guy from Doncaster. Noticed the car has not been on the road for sometime, via DVLA. Could this be the same car? If so, it's the early higher powered version. That engine in that car was amazing!
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Pics and description are up now, that Tipo definitely needs saving! If I had space and a spare 500 I would be all over this one!
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Not mine, but an early one, so full 155 bhp. Actually they made 161bhp. Needs a strip down and rebuild. A good project for someone. Come on lots want one. Wish I still lived in UK.
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I see it went pretty quickly once the pics were put up - body wise it looked pretty straight and rust free on top.It might have had the wrong rear bumper though as no red strip - but no big deal.

So whats the story with the extra BHP. I remember when they were first mooted - precatylist - 158BHP was mentioned but I never thought any actually arrived here.

Mine is a J plate reg in 3/92, but appears to have been built in 11/91 if my reading of the Italian stickers on the floor pan are correct.

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Was the GT a 1.8? I really don't remember it on the UK market... my Mk2 manual shows a colour picture of a blue LHD 3-door with 14" 4-spoke alloys and black bumpers including foglights and "GT" numberplate, but there is nothing at all in my MK2 brochure.
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Was the GT a 1.8? I really don't remember it on the UK market... my Mk2 manual shows a colour picture of a blue LHD 3-door with 14" 4-spoke alloys and black bumpers including foglights and "GT" numberplate, but there is nothing at all in my MK2 brochure.
Have a look at this.

http://picclick.co.uk/Fiat-Tipo-Earl...l#&gid=1&pid=2

GT was a 2.0ltr 8 valve twin cam, rated at 115bhp. Bomb proof engine.

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I see it went pretty quickly once the pics were put up - body wise it looked pretty straight and rust free on top.It might have had the wrong rear bumper though as no red strip - but no big deal.

So whats the story with the extra BHP. I remember when they were first mooted - precatylist - 158BHP was mentioned but I never thought any actually arrived here.

Mine is a J plate reg in 3/92, but appears to have been built in 11/91 if my reading of the Italian stickers on the floor pan are correct.

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I am told by Fiat UK guru, that the first 50 or so cars that came to UK, had the updated engine. Power was muted at somewhere between 155bhp-160bhp. These cars were mainly pre-registered, before the launch of the model in 1992. Mine was registered in November 1991, and one of the first in the country.
The mapping is slightly different, and has a Weber valve for the EGR. Had mine checked and tweaked (air valve on throttle housing), on a rolling road, and it made 161 bhp. Later ones I had, best I got was 146bhp!
To drive, was like chalk and cheese. Due to the mapping, mine had a stutter around 1300-1500 revs, but then took off like a scolded cat. It would constantly record sub 7.5 secs to 60.
The mapping made it very Cammy. Sweet spot was around 2500revs, where it would then bounce the tachometer needle off the soft limiter. Sorely miss that car.
You could possibly have an early one.
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These posts got me going through my old Tipo brochures! June 1991 lists the 1.8 SX as top of the range (like Bluejohn I don't remember much about these) then to the 1993 models as described. The 1991 range brochure shows a 155 bhp 2 litre in the top of range Croma. Would this be the unit used in the first few 2 litre Tipo's I wonder?
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Looking at the brochure Sumplug found / posted it's clear that "his" GT is / was a late Mk1.. I've got this brochure for the Mk2:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fiat-Tipo-...3D172132787669

It's also clear that the 2.0ie GT had become the 2.0ie SLX, so it went for the luxury 5-door slot (like the 1.4 and 1.6 SX) with the colour coding, velour interior , split rear seats + headrests, etc. The only trim differences from the SX were listed as the (slighly weird) 4-spoke alloys and a front armrest.
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3d was sold today, I was in touch with owner
also white 5 door was sold Yesterday for 500...
Will get one, one day
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I am told by Fiat UK guru, that the first 50 or so cars that came to UK, had the updated engine. Power was muted at somewhere between 155bhp-160bhp. These cars were mainly pre-registered, before the launch of the model in 1992. Mine was registered in November 1991, and one of the first in the country.
looking at the ad for the L reg TD.. the reg looks VERY familiar..

anybody else recognise it..??

Press car.. or maybe a sister car to @Palio 's tempra
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looking at the ad for the L reg TD.. the reg looks VERY familiar..

anybody else recognise it..??

Press car.. or maybe a sister car to @Palio 's tempra
Which ad where? Lost the plot slightly (more than usual).

I'm trying to recover from my Tempra being valued at 4500! How dId that happen?......
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Td on gumtree.
Link at top of tipo section..and in auction watch

L214 SWS - looks familiar to me somehow..

4500...
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