The Fiat 130
is a large executive car
manufactured by the Italian automaker
Fiat, which was available as a saloon
The saloon was launched at the 39th Geneva Motor Show
in March 1969, replacing the previous largest and most exclusive Fiat saloon, the Fiat 2300
. It was a thoroughly modern car, with four-wheel independent suspension
in the front and coil springs
in the rear), - accessed via the Wayback Machine
standard power steering and four-wheel disc brakes
, and was the first Fiat to adopt an alternator instead of a direct-current generator.
The Coupé, based on the same platform, was introduced in March 1971. It was designed and built by Pininfarina
, and significantly different in style, including a separate interior design (adopted in the saloon when it was upgraded to the 130B version which also featured the Coupé's enlarged 3235 cc V6). Even more luxurious, it featured a button-operated mechanism allowing the driver to open the passenger-side door. In addition to this model, there were two one-off variations built, a 2-door estate and a 4-door saloon known as the opera.
Production of the saloon finished in 1976, with 15,093 produced. The Coupé continued until the following year, and production ended with 4,294 built in total.
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