My son bought the '94 Tipo 1.4ie about 10 years ago. 3 years ago he sold it to a friend who was in need of a car, then 9 months later I bought it off the friend because it needed a fair amount of MOT work which no one else was prepared to pay for. It has only done about 60K miles. The MOT work was duly done and the car continued to work reliably until mid July this year when it failed to proceed. I had driven into the local countryside with all systems working properly, as they had been doing throughout our ownership. I parked at a scenic spot in wonderful weather and settled down to eat a packed lunch and read a Practical Classics magazine. After about 2 hours I decided to head home. I operated the ignition key in the normal manner and the starter turned the engine completely normally but, instead of firing pretty much instantly as it always had done, it just continued to turn without so much as a cough. I tried again three or four times but nothing changed. It simply did not want to fire. The car's tank was just over half full of recent petrol and it has been regularly serviced throughout its life. I investigated under the bonnet, looking for broken wires, loose connections, leaks and anything else that was broken or displaced. Everything appeared to be fine. I pulled a sparking plug to test for sparks. Absolutely nothing. The AA was called. They turned up within 1.5 hours and conducted basic tests which confirmed the lack of sparks but that the coil was receiving 12Vdc and the crank sensor was pulsing. The car was mounted on the AA dolly and taken to a local garage for investigation. I was happy for the garage (which I know well and trust) to treat the Tipo as a fill-in job. I've got another car, so no bother. The garage replaced the coil with the correct Fiat part but this had no effect on the symptoms i.e. the engine turned over on the starter but did not even cough and there were no sparks even at the king lead, as before. My Tipo has the Digiplex ignition with distributor in line with and at the right hand end of the cam cover (looking from the front). It has standard single point fuel injection. My manual mentions an ignition module fairly close to the coil and battery near the right headlight or inner wing. I can't see any such module or indeed any loose wires if the damned thing had gone AWOL. This makes it difficult to replace!! The main Digiplex box is on the bulkhead/firewall but looks nothing like the absent ignition module. Any comments would be most welcome. I, and my garage, have drawn blanks trying to diagnose the lack go sparks. I may have to get the car taken to an Italian cars specialist or possibly a Fiat dealer after further phone calls to give me confidence that these options may unravel the mystery.