Register Login
The UK's No.1 Chrysler Owners Forum
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-03-2017   #1
Spirito di Panto!
 
Palio's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Princes Risborough, Bucks
Posts: 4,656
Thanks: 408
Trader Rating: 0
Palio is part of the official FF Events Team :)
Palio has donated!
Animal Maze Champion, Baker Champion, Bunny Grab Champion
United Kingdom 
Launch Date?

Does anyone know the launch date of the Tempra in the U.K., and what sort of spec launch models had please?

I've accidentally bought a 1.8 SX i.e. and I think it's an early one - didn't realise at the time. There are only 2 x 1.8 SX i.e.'s listed on that well known site (if you can believe it), and this is the only one from 1990.

This one was registered 20/9/1990 and looks a nice spec. Doesn't really matter, but if it turned out to be early that's a nice bonus!

__________________
Please support Pinky - go to http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/pinky


Palio is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 06-03-2017   #2
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Near the M4
Posts: 17,550
Thanks: 619
Trader Rating: 0
varesecrazy has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Launch Date?

Is the yard on the back related..?

No idea on actual launch date.
Ive got some tempra bumpf for the era..
H reg for sure..

IDEA: the old parkers guides used to list this info. Charlie(jealous..)
Thanks Palio thanked for this post
Likes Palio liked this post
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

varesecrazy is online now Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 06-03-2017   #3
Spirito di Panto!
 
Palio's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Princes Risborough, Bucks
Posts: 4,656
Thanks: 408
Trader Rating: 0
Palio is part of the official FF Events Team :)
Palio has donated!
Animal Maze Champion, Baker Champion, Bunny Grab Champion
United Kingdom 
Re: Launch Date?

Quote Originally Posted by varesecrazy View Post
Is the yard on the back related..?

No idea on actual launch date.
Ive got some tempra bumpf for the era..
H reg for sure..

IDEA: the old parkers guides used to list this info. Charlie(jealous..)
Hopefully not for a while! I quite like this photo with a better view of ASM.



Thanks Charlie. A few people have said September 1990, so I think it's launch month at least. Apparently the Fiat dealer is (amazingly) still going in the Lakes, so I might try contacting them - would be a good trip to get a picture in front of the dealer anyway!
Likes varesecrazy liked this post
__________________
Please support Pinky - go to http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/pinky


Palio is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 06-03-2017   #4
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Near the M4
Posts: 17,550
Thanks: 619
Trader Rating: 0
varesecrazy has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Launch Date?

Dealer still with FIAT..remarkable.

As an aside..our old 156 was pre.launch press car..you may be lucky..

Pretty sure the brochure cars carried non age plates.
Likes Palio liked this post
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

varesecrazy is online now Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 06-03-2017   #5
Spirito di Panto!
 
Palio's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Princes Risborough, Bucks
Posts: 4,656
Thanks: 408
Trader Rating: 0
Palio is part of the official FF Events Team :)
Palio has donated!
Animal Maze Champion, Baker Champion, Bunny Grab Champion
United Kingdom 
Re: Launch Date?

Quote Originally Posted by varesecrazy View Post
Dealer still with FIAT..remarkable.

As an aside..our old 156 was pre.launch press car..you may be lucky..

Pretty sure the brochure cars carried non age plates.
I know, small local good quality family owned dealer - I was sure a Fiat culled all of these in the 1990s!
__________________
Please support Pinky - go to http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/pinky


Palio is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 23-03-2018   #6
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Near the M4
Posts: 17,550
Thanks: 619
Trader Rating: 0
varesecrazy has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Launch Date?

Quote Originally Posted by Palio View Post
Does anyone know the launch date of the Tempra in the U.K., and what sort of spec launch models had please?

I've accidentally bought a 1.8 SX i.e. and I think it's an early one - didn't realise at the time. There are only 2 x 1.8 SX i.e.'s listed on that well known site (if you can believe it), and this is the only one from 1990.

This one was registered 20/9/1990 and looks a nice spec. Doesn't really matter, but if it turned out to be early that's a nice bonus!

blimey.. where did that year go..,

hope to see some of the lovely Tipo / Tempra line over the coming months,

Charlie
Likes Palio, Michael Dranfield liked this post
__________________
Cardiff / Oxford
varesecrazy is online now Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 27-03-2018   #7
Spirito di Panto!
 
Palio's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Princes Risborough, Bucks
Posts: 4,656
Thanks: 408
Trader Rating: 0
Palio is part of the official FF Events Team :)
Palio has donated!
Animal Maze Champion, Baker Champion, Bunny Grab Champion
United Kingdom 
Re: Launch Date?

Quote Originally Posted by varesecrazy View Post
blimey.. where did that year go..,

hope to see some of the lovely Tipo / Tempra line over the coming months,

Charlie
Iím sure you will Charlie. They keep breeding - this is the scrap car last weekend. We decided itís a bit too good for parts!

Hope to see you soon.

Likes varesecrazy liked this post
__________________
Please support Pinky - go to http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/pinky


Palio is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 18-04-2018   #8
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Wirral
Posts: 1,713
Thanks: 75
Trader Rating: 0
bluejohn125 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Launch Date?

Tempra one of the best looking cars Fiat ever made IMO, especially with the later 'facelift' front. Those factory 4-spoke alloys are just perfect for it...
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

bluejohn125 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 18-04-2018   #9
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 3,961
Thanks: 40
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Launch Date?

Quote Originally Posted by Palio View Post
Hopefully not for a while! I quite like this photo with a better view of ASM.



Thanks Charlie. A few people have said September 1990, so I think it's launch month at least. Apparently the Fiat dealer is (amazingly) still going in the Lakes, so I might try contacting them - would be a good trip to get a picture in front of the dealer anyway!
Sad to see that orange Matiz on the heap. I'll always have a colossal soft for the mk1 Matiz.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

puntofan01 is online now Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 04-05-2018   #10
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Mountain retreat SE Spain
Posts: 380
Thanks: 3
Trader Rating: 0
Spain 
Re: Launch Date?

Quote Originally Posted by puntofan01 View Post
Sad to see that orange Matiz on the heap. I'll always have a colossal soft for the mk1 Matiz.
I hired one once at Luton airport. It drove OK, but I didn't feel at all safe in it.


Anyway, if that made you sad, watch this video and let me know how you felt.
__________________
Give me an electronics free car any day, apart from ignition.
SFB is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 04-05-2018   #11
No strings on me
 
Eklipze3k's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: York
Posts: 14,156
Thanks: 612
Trader Rating: 0
Eklipze3k has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Launch Date?

Quote Originally Posted by SFB View Post
I hired one once at Luton airport. It drove OK, but I didn't feel at all safe in it.


Anyway, if that made you sad, watch this video and let me know how you felt.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlYw9WBr6hs
Within the first minute of that video I was already annoyed at this throwaway culture we have these days, almost all of those cars looked salvageable!
__________________
Eklipze3k is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 04-05-2018   #12
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Mountain retreat SE Spain
Posts: 380
Thanks: 3
Trader Rating: 0
Spain 
Re: Launch Date?

Quote Originally Posted by Eklipze3k View Post
Within the first minute of that video I was already annoyed at this throwaway culture we have these days, almost all of those cars looked salvageable!
Absolutely agree!!
When I was young, almost everything was repairable, but that was a while back.
Likes Michael Dranfield liked this post
__________________
Give me an electronics free car any day, apart from ignition.
SFB is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 04-05-2018   #13
Moderator
 
g8rpi's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Cambridge
Posts: 3,638
Thanks: 367
Trader Rating: 0
g8rpi has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Launch Date?

Not sad about the loss of a BMW but I could see no significant defect on any of the cars. The silver Mini looked almost new. It makes me wonder if they are ex-lease cars being destroyed to maintain second hand values at a high level. Another possibility given the small scale operation, is that they could be ex test or development cars that don't meet type approval or whatever so can't be sold.


Robert G8RPI.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

g8rpi is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 04-05-2018   #14
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 3,961
Thanks: 40
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Launch Date?

Quote Originally Posted by SFB View Post
I hired one once at Luton airport. It drove OK, but I didn't feel at all safe in it.


Anyway, if that made you sad, watch this video and let me know how you felt.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlYw9WBr6hs
By today's standards, the Matiz isn't safe, but in its day, it wasn't bad: it performed better in the NCAP test than a lot of other cars in production at the time.

In the video, with regards to the fact that they're beemers: good riddance, quite frankly. With regards to the fact that pristine looking cars are being destroyed, I don't agree with that at all.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

puntofan01 is online now Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 04-05-2018   #15
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: West Yorkshire
Posts: 895
Thanks: 47
Trader Rating: 0
chris3234 has donated!
chris3234 is an honorary friend of the forum :)
United Kingdom 
Re: Launch Date?

Agreed those car have never been used to the road to any amount they are near spotless underneath
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

chris3234 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Reply
Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
(G) Diesel Tipo AUTO launch date? BravoT150 Tipo 6 02-10-2016 21:57
(G) 500X teaser and launch date philboo 500X 26 05-10-2014 10:10