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Old 02-01-2018   #1
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Tipo 1.4 i.e. advice

hello everyone,

I am hoping to shortly be joining the ranks of Tipo owners, and I have a question...

I am looking at an M-reg 1.4 i.e. in Lewisham (although I have yet to engage the seller) and am wondering if anyone can tell me if this car is likely to have power steering..?

My folks had one of these back-in-the-day, and I can't remember whether it had power steering...!

Any advice greatfully received!

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M reg (1995?) would definitely have power steering. Mine is a 1994 S and has the power steering, it was originally an NI car and was imported down to ROI in 1999 so is the same spec as a UK car.
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OK, thanks for that Stephen-

that was my feeling on it too.

I just can't remember that far back, to when my folks had one.

As it happens I think I have missed out on that car, so the search continues..!
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Iirc.. regarding the 1400 engined tipo

Mk1 had no pas

Mk2 did
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Ah, thanks varesecrazy

that shows what I know then. (nothing)

When about's did the model revision come in?

And what, externally would tell me? Would dark-plastic bumpers be indicative of a Mk 1 for instance, and body coloured be indicative of a Mk 2..?
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Mk 2 came in 1993,you can tell by the front grill ,I have 2 mk 1 Tipo that ran from 1988 to 1992 F to K redg .
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F to K

-thanks Michael

My parents had a K-reg; that's what I remember about the steering-

it all makes sense now.
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Best of luck finding a UK based Tipo in reasonable condition.
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yes, it does seem a bit of a tall order!

I have a feeling I've just missed out on a good one in Lewisham

I'm going to be able to take the search a bit more seriously in about 10 weeks...
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Dante, what's the highest price you're prepared to pay for one?
I know it would depend on condition, mileage, etc, but I imagine you have a limit in mind?
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With only about 30 left and most if not all of these are likely to be in the hands of serious collectors you may have just missed your last chance already.
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Quote Originally Posted by dante giacosa View Post
yes, it does seem a bit of a tall order!

I have a feeling I've just missed out on a good one in Lewisham

I'm going to be able to take the search a bit more seriously in about 10 weeks...
Any luck finding one yet?

Have a look at these.
They're all LHD, but you may be tempted:
https://www.milanuncios.com/fiat-de-...1985&anoh=1995
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Yes Michael, you might be right there-

In a word SFB; "no".

I have noticed that since January- I haven't seen another one available in the UK.


thanks for those links-

I like this one; the interior is great! And I had those wheels on a Mk2 Croma, back in the day...

https://www.milanuncios.com/fiat-de-...-258762584.htm
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That's not a good example of the 92 special edition.
There was one for sale in much better condition, but it was much too far away from where I live.
Hope you find one eventually.
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If you're genuinely interested then pop down to North Yorkshire for this one... I really can't see you finding a better one and the price is fair from a Lancia / fiat specialist..

https://www.fiatforum.com/auction-wa...e-classic.html

One of the last with the revised engine and safety pack (height adjustable drivers seat, driver airbag, pretensioners).

Nice alloys too.
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