A car so strikingly pretty and good to drive it should have been an Alfa…
car so strikingly pretty and good to drive it should have been an Alfa. That’s what some say about the Fiat Coupe. Prices have stayed refreshingly affordable: for some time, the expectation has been that £4k buys you a good one.
But that has changed as numbers have fallen. There are now just half as many on the road as there were five years ago. Owners keep driving them too, so good cars with lower mileages are ever rarer. We’re now down to an estimated 978 on the road, of which almost three-quarters are Turbo models – because those are the quick ones that people really care about.
The diminishing supply is, as you’d expect, pushing prices up. We have seen £8000 paid for a rare Turbo Plus with 71k on it, and £6500 for a regular Turbo with 85k.
If a Coupe Turbo is on your wanted list, you should start looking now, but take care to avoid the bulk of them that infest the small ads in the £1500-£2000 range. Although they are pretty robust, they can get frilly round the edges, and they do need proper mechanical care. Buy well though and you’ll love it.
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