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Old 19-03-2018   #1
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Curious B on ebay

I came across this on ebay, while looking at the listing for Dan Friel's red B. It's up for sale at a garage not far from my weekend place in Suffolk.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fiat-Barc...4AAOSwSFJagbu3

At first sight it looks to be a facelift model, but closer inspection reveals a mk 1 rear end, no rear light blister on the boot, and, in the small print, a first registration date in 1998.

Accident damage repair, I wonder, or just someone's attempt at modding?

(Not sure about the wheels - much prefer the turbine alloys tbh)
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It is a bit of a mystery car, also says it's a RHD, and 48000 on the clock, so could be a late model. I think a few cars have been reported with the old style boot on a facelift model.
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Re: Curious B on ebay

Pics show LHD, so the reference to RHD is an error.
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Re: Curious B on ebay

Not quite right, is it?
Everything looks mark 1, except the front which is not quite facelift & later red Fiat badges front & rear. Aftermarket wheels, little badges under the side-repeaters and a replacement radio spoil the looks of the original, I think.
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Those wheels are a sight for sore eyes....
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Aftermarket wheels
They're actually Fiat wheels, from the Stilo Abarth
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They're actually Fiat wheels, from the Stilo Abarth
... which is where they should have stayed!
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