All facts and every strange and special detail of the Fiat 130 Coupé shown and explained, a summary of its history, its celebrity owners, its technical features, plus of course a test drive around small country roads. After watching this video, you know everything about this legendary luxury car.

Music:
Jazz In Paris By Media Right Productions

Comments

    • Ni Wa
      Ni Wa

      What a sympathetic, in-depth review you did of a strangely attractive car. As a kid I encountered my first (and only) Centotrentas in sedan and coupe form in Italy while traveling in a 128 Spezial. Excellent job.

      about 19 days ago
    • Cube of Cars
      Cube of Cars In reply to Ni Wa

      Thanks a lot :)

      about 18 days ago
    • Schlipperschlopper
      Schlipperschlopper

      Kommst Du aus Deutschland? Dann kann ich ja auch Deutsch schreiben ;-) Lies mal das alles bezüglich FIAT 140 4.2 V8 etc: https://www.fcagroup.com/en-US/group/history/Documents/Dante_Giacosa_-_Forty_Years_of_Design_with_Fiat.pdf

      about 1 month ago
    • Cube of Cars
      Cube of Cars In reply to Schlipperschlopper

      Vielen Dank!!! Ich habe deine Antwort leider jetzt erst gesehen, daher meine späte Rückmeldung... da habe ich ja nun einiges zu lesen :)

      about 13 days ago
    • Schlipperschlopper
      Schlipperschlopper

      If you compare the pistons, combustion chamber and valve sizes you will notice that the 130 OHC V6 was a modernized copy of the Chevy 350 cubic inch small block V8 (but converted to V6 / 60 degrees ultra-short stroke SOHC instead of OHV) Rumors have it that Fiat developed this V6 engine because Dante Giacosa did not like the older huge "Tipo 140" 4.2 Litre 90 degrees V8 OHV engine that in fact was a superb all alloy copy of the Packard Patrician V8 from the 1950s, later FIAT sold this engine design to Soviet Russia where it was bored larger due to worse eastern fuel quality..( to keep around 200HP at 5.4 Litre at a low 8:1 compression ratio) installed in their GAZ66 truck and many "Politbüro" Sedans (GAZ13/14 Tschaika). Aurelio Lampredi got the order to make a modernized, simple easy to maintain reliable timing belt operated OHC V6. I am sure he closely examined the US V8 engines, the Ford Cologne V6 and the older Bartoldi / Tonegutti / Bruschi Fiat 140 V8 engine. Fiat planned to sell the 130 during the late 1970s with fuel injection because the single carburetor prooved to be a problem during cold starts...but they sold much too low numbers of the 130 and never put any money in a modernized V6 with "eniencione eletronica" (Bosch L Jetronic with dual airflow meters and dual throttles) You will find a very similar Bosch V6 dual plenum, dual throttle EFi System (with the more modern less restrictive Motronic and airmass sensors) at Fords 2.9 V6 Scorpio...exatly this layout was planned for the 130 i.E. engine but with the older Bosch L Jetronic. Here you can see the Ford multipoint injection with dual port intake, this is quite the same solution as Fiat intended to use in a modernized 3.2/3.5 V6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IwfNZnwNcQ

      about 1 month ago
    • Cube of Cars
      Cube of Cars In reply to Schlipperschlopper

      Vielen Dank für diese ganzen Hintergrundinfos!

      about 13 days ago
    • John stairs
      John stairs

      Great review.
      Remember seeing one of these at Fiat Uk on the Great West road Brentford West London stunning looking car.
      We know where the Camargue styling came from.

      about 1 month ago
    • Cube of Cars
      Cube of Cars In reply to John stairs

      Thanks! Yes, the Camargue and the 130 Coupé share a lot of details. But once they park side by side, it's surprising how much bigger the Rolls is. Despite the Fiat is really not a small car ;-)

      about 1 month ago
    • Schlipperschlopper
      Schlipperschlopper

      The handbrake alarm is cool because its the same ringer module used in FIAT G91 jet airplanes for engine fire warning :-) No joke!

      about 1 month ago
    • Schlipperschlopper
      Schlipperschlopper In reply to Schlipperschlopper

      There is a movie with old G91 jetplanes in one of these movies an engine fire occurs and there a red lamp lights up "engine fire" combined with exactly the same hoarse ringtone! I also talked to a retired Bundeswehr G91 pilot (later he became Starfighter and Tornado pilot) and he confirmed that this hoarse sounding alarm tone is exactly the same as on the old Fiat jetplanes. (A SIPEA branded module)

      about 1 month ago
    • Cube of Cars
      Cube of Cars In reply to Schlipperschlopper

      Really??? That would be a cool fact. Where did you find this detail? :)

      about 1 month ago
    • Schlipperschlopper
      Schlipperschlopper

      You forgot to mention that they originally planned to sell the Fiat 130 during the late 1960s as Fiat type 140 with an all alloy OHV V8 5,4 litre engine that later was sold to USSR and used there to power the GAZ 13/14 Tschaika statesman sedans, this here is the engine they planned to use in the Fiat 140: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo6PHK5yj8w&t=4s

      about 1 month ago
    • Cube of Cars
      Cube of Cars In reply to Schlipperschlopper

      Might be good for another background history video about the Fiat 130! Where did you find these details? It seems there are still a lot of things that I don't yet know...

      about 1 month ago
    • Gabriele Pasqualoni
      Gabriele Pasqualoni

      La mia favorita ! Ps was heisst " Cup" ? ;-):-):-)

      about 2 months ago
    • Cube of Cars
      Cube of Cars In reply to Gabriele Pasqualoni

      Coupé sounds better.... and is more correct.... you are right ;-)

      about 1 month ago
    • Gabriele Pasqualoni
      Gabriele Pasqualoni In reply to Gabriele Pasqualoni

      Ahhh ! Ok wir sagen kupe' (coupé geschrieben ) verstanden...;-)

      about 1 month ago
    • Cube of Cars
      Cube of Cars In reply to Gabriele Pasqualoni

      Haha... well, not really sure what's the correct pronunciation in English ;-)

      about 1 month ago
    • faircommander
      faircommander

      Dear Sirs,
      I am studying to change Fiat 130 coupè in FIAT 130 4 doors as the prototype Pininfarina named SCALA; I am looking for someone who has the WheelBase and door lenght; I am not a trader, I am doing it for my pleasure only ; in my mind FIAT 130 SCALA is the best limousine ever made, a really piece of Cinematic ART .... please someone help me

      about 2 months ago
    • Cube of Cars
      Cube of Cars In reply to faircommander

      There is a new book about the 130 by Frank Kuhlemann. Not sure if you can find the info in his book, but maybe you can contact him (contact details maybe from the club), because he is very knowledgeable in everything related to the 130.


      http://www.fiat-raritaeten-club.de/de/buchvorstellung_130

      about 2 months ago
    • Barone Di Trombonok
      Barone Di Trombonok

      Great video of a beautiful car!
      Personally I' ve the version armoured 3.2.
      Greetings from Italy!

      about 2 months ago
    • Cube of Cars
      Cube of Cars In reply to Barone Di Trombonok

      Thanks a lot and greetings to Italy! :-)

      about 2 months ago
    • Hugh Spencer
      Hugh Spencer

      What an extraordinary review. Love how much detail you went into covering the controls and the little vignette with the Espada! Your car is truly exceptional most 130s are sadly very tired especially here I Australia where the sun is so hard on that magnificent interior. Love the cows lol truly a grand tourer for all occasions. Brilliant.

      about 3 months ago
    • Hugh Spencer
      Hugh Spencer In reply to Hugh Spencer

      +Cube of Cars Hi Australia has great roads for a classic car. The snow road from Bright to Bairnsdale, the NSW coast and Tasmania of course. Cheers

      about 3 months ago
    • Cube of Cars
      Cube of Cars In reply to Hugh Spencer

      Thank you so much! I would love to travel around Australia in a classic car one day ;)

      about 3 months ago
    • mizzomazzo
      mizzomazzo

      Great review man! And in a very good english

      about 4 months ago
    • Cube of Cars
      Cube of Cars In reply to mizzomazzo

      I know this channel... really great videos and reviews. I wish I could understand Italian language ;)

      about 3 months ago
    • mizzomazzo
      mizzomazzo In reply to mizzomazzo

      You're welcome! Of course you're german and your style reflects your culture: precise, polite and straight to the point... If you wish to have a look to a similar channel but in a total different style, well: check "Davide Cironi drive experience". Wish you all the best. Greetings from Italy!

      about 3 months ago
    • Cube of Cars
      Cube of Cars In reply to mizzomazzo

      Thanks a lot! :)

      about 4 months ago
    • Marco Pavone
      Marco Pavone

      I have a 1977 one (dark blue) to sell...sadly.

      about 4 months ago
    • Cube of Cars
      Cube of Cars In reply to Marco Pavone

      Maybe one of the viewers is interested... just post the link here, if your car is advertised on a website....

      about 4 months ago
    • MrStoneycool69
      MrStoneycool69

      I've always had a soft spot for the Fiat 130, I was concerned about rust as well as finding parts for it.

      about 5 months ago
    • Cube of Cars
      Cube of Cars In reply to MrStoneycool69

      Rust was a big problem, but you can still find good ones in Italy that haven't seen snow and salt. Availability of parts isn't always easy, but the clubs can help a lot.

      about 5 months ago
    • fifthof
      fifthof

      My dad had one of these as a company car, in 1974. Seem to remember it made the Chairman's eyes water when he ordered it ! around £8500 at the time , i think ...wow.

      about 5 months ago
    • Cube of Cars
      Cube of Cars In reply to fifthof

      Great memories :)

      about 5 months ago
    • fifthof
      fifthof In reply to fifthof

      +Cube of Cars Well, he was the Managing Director, so he could , within reason, get what he wanted. It was a lovely car ; dark blue with a cream velour interior Unfortunately, as i was only 13, I never got to drive it . My mum loved it, as you can imagine. They were very rare in the north of England.

      about 5 months ago
    • Cube of Cars
      Cube of Cars In reply to fifthof

      Lucky, getting a 130 as a company car in the 70s! :)

      about 5 months ago
    • Playtime Hulot
      Playtime Hulot

      The steering from the XJ and the XJS are very annoying under the point of view to drive with joy. The steering is too much soggy if you drive the Jaguars with the use of the power they offer. One wish: Please can you give an answer to the question which manual transmission is used in the Fiat 130. Is it a ZF, like in the Montreal or the own Fiat one like in the first Fiat Dinos? Thanks for answering!

      about 6 months ago
    • Cube of Cars
      Cube of Cars In reply to Playtime Hulot

      Yeah... it's better to be focused. But for me it's less of a problem to engage first gear. Interestingly I sometimes struggle sifting from third to forth in a situation when overtaking another car quickly (and thus having to focus on traffic). Obviously it would be a movement from down-mid to up-right, but I am tempted to just move mid-up (like to third in a normal car), which would result here in second gear and possibly over-revving the engine.

      about 3 months ago
    • Stephane Cnockaert
      Stephane Cnockaert In reply to Playtime Hulot

      Manual gearbox is the ZF S5-18.3, equipped with the "normal length" control unit. First gear is left-bottom. Be careful when engaging the second gear, because it is not where you expect it. Second gear is mid-up. Third gear is mid-bottom. Thus, reverse is left-up. VERY annoying. And possibly, VERY dangerous. You are stopped, diagonal in the middle of a crossroad, you see a quick opportunity to launch the car, you quickly engage the first gear, unfortunately this is the reverse, and now, your back enters the high-speed track. Imagine the possible consequences.

      about 3 months ago
    • Playtime Hulot
      Playtime Hulot In reply to Playtime Hulot

      Thank you for answering. Then its just about the same like in my Maserati 430. Then its no problem with the power of the motor. The Fiat gearbox in the Fiat Dino 2000 is a little sensible for PS of this amount. Sadly the gearbox from ZF is a bit bone-isch, not very smoth. How does the clutch feel? In the Maserati its a bit heavy. Traffic jam is not a good place for the car... ;-)

      about 6 months ago
    • Cube of Cars
      Cube of Cars In reply to Playtime Hulot

      The manual transmission is a ZF.

      about 6 months ago
    • Playtime Hulot
      Playtime Hulot

      Who missed Doug deMuro? This is a perfect weirds and quirks from Germany with a more interesting car as the new ones he now mostly present. Thank you for this beautiful video. I hope more will follow. I subscribe!!

      about 6 months ago
    • Cube of Cars
      Cube of Cars In reply to Playtime Hulot

      Thanks for subscribing! There are more reviews in the pipeline :)

      about 6 months ago
    • Kavaja Music
      Kavaja Music

      that engine have valve lift problem

      about 7 months ago
    • Ascilto
      Ascilto

      Meravigliosa. Lucky guy!

      about 7 months ago
    • Cube of Cars
      Cube of Cars In reply to Ascilto

      Thanks :)

      about 7 months ago
    • Jochen Lausterer
      Jochen Lausterer

      Servus Cube of Cars. Seit gut einem Jahr hast du nun das Coupe. Bist du noch mit ihm zufrieden, gabs mittlerweile Probleme?
      Würde mich gerne mit dir austauschen (per mail), da ich mir auch ein Fiat Coupe zulegen will. Bin aus der Nähe von Regensburg.
      Gruß Jochen

      about 8 months ago
    • Cube of Cars
      Cube of Cars In reply to Jochen Lausterer

      Hallo Jochen! Ja, ich bin immer noch zufrieden und würde das Auto definitiv wieder kaufen. Es ist ein Traumwagen zum vergleichsweise kleinen Preis. Die Probleme halten sich in Grenzen, aber gerne mehr per Mail. VG, Mike

      about 8 months ago
    • maverick79
      maverick79

      Bel film! Grande auto! Grazie

      about 8 months ago
    • Cube of Cars
      Cube of Cars In reply to maverick79

      Thanks! :)

      about 8 months ago
    • MeenBack
      MeenBack

      I own one! Literally an unbelievable car. I am selling it, contact me if interested

      about 8 months ago
    • Saul Clissold
      Saul Clissold

      Great video, I’ve always liked these and may have to start looking for one soon as it will be time to replace my 64 Wildcat in the not too distant future.

      about 8 months ago
    • Cube of Cars
      Cube of Cars In reply to Saul Clissold

      Yeah... more work than most viewers would think. But it's fun! Looking forward to watch your Wildcat review one day :)

      about 8 months ago
    • Saul Clissold
      Saul Clissold In reply to Saul Clissold

      Hehehe, thank you. I'm also planning to do a review video but as you know trying to do something reasonable takes a lot of editing and a lot of footage. Watch this space!

      about 8 months ago
    • Cube of Cars
      Cube of Cars In reply to Saul Clissold

      Thanks! I have just watched some of your videos... your Wildcat looks beautiful.... I love the interior color :)

      about 8 months ago
    • BenoitXVIII
      BenoitXVIII

      Please pronounce coupé, not coup' 😊

      about 9 months ago
    • GreetinFace #1
      GreetinFace #1 In reply to BenoitXVIII

      +Cube of Cars English speakers from uk always say coupé. Never coupe. That's a yank pronunciation, and therefore you must desist. Ty.

      about 7 months ago
    • BenoitXVIII
      BenoitXVIII In reply to BenoitXVIII

      Cube of Cars it's a french word, it means "cut" (the body's rear of the car is "cut"). If you pronounce "coup' ", it's the word "coupe" (without accent on "e") and it means, in that case, cup in English 😊

      about 9 months ago
    • Cube of Cars
      Cube of Cars In reply to BenoitXVIII

      Well.... you are absolutely right.... In Germany we also say "Coupé", but I always hear coup' when someone talks English. Anyway..., with my German accent in the videos it wouldn't matter anymore if I also use "Coupé" in future videos ;-)


      I would be curious to know what native English speaking viewers think about it... let' me know please!

      about 9 months ago
    • David Mitchell
      David Mitchell

      My brother has 3 RHD coupes plus 2 sedans (plus a coupe and sedan wreck). I used to own a sedan. Lovely cars but the rust certainly can get into them and destroy them. Yours looks superb. Out here in Australia I have never seen a manual coupe and only one manual sedan. Around 520 coupes were imported into Aus, how many are left, not many I would suspect.

      about 9 months ago
    • Cube of Cars
      Cube of Cars In reply to David Mitchell

      Wow, 520 cars are quite a big share for Australia... with less than 4500 coupes produced in total! Manuals are rarer than automatics, but nobody could tell me yet the exact quota of manuals/automatics produced... would be interesting to know.

      about 9 months ago
    • Bruce Schneider
      Bruce Schneider

      Very nice review of a beautiful car, thank you.

      You should be able to switch that annoying hand brake ring to a red dash light pretty easily.

      about 10 months ago
    • Cube of Cars
      Cube of Cars In reply to Bruce Schneider

      Thanks for watching :)

      about 10 months ago
    • calderone06
      calderone06

      Wow, gestern zufällig so einen in Hamburg gesehen mit Automatikschaltung.
      Dachte aber erst, sei ein De Tomaso Longchamp.

      about 10 months ago
    • Cube of Cars
      Cube of Cars In reply to calderone06

      Der Longchamp hat echt die gleiche Formensprache. Mein 130 Coupe stand mal neben einem Kyalami... da gab es auch viel Gemeinsamkeiten :)

      about 10 months ago
    • Christophe Tessier
      Christophe Tessier

      Amazing car !!  Thanks !

      about 11 months ago
    • Cube of Cars
      Cube of Cars In reply to Christophe Tessier

      Thanks for watching! :)

      about 11 months ago
    • LordAcidious
      LordAcidious

      Excellent video about a legendary car.

      about 11 months ago
    • Cube of Cars
      Cube of Cars In reply to LordAcidious

      Thanks for watching :)

      about 11 months ago
    • Fiat 127 Verde GENOVA 1972
      Fiat 127 Verde GENOVA 1972

      Bellissima auto...

      about 11 months ago
    • Cube of Cars
      Cube of Cars In reply to Fiat 127 Verde GENOVA 1972

      Thanks :)

      about 11 months ago
    • Alessandro Zavagno
      Alessandro Zavagno

      The original italian advertising inside the video says "every single car is tested for a whole day and every single car has its own test engineer". This is incredibly expensive for FIAT and this is the reason why few 130 have been produced. But it's one of best FIAT ever produced.

      about 11 months ago
    • Cube of Cars
      Cube of Cars In reply to Alessandro Zavagno

      That's really amazing. You would only expect Ferrari to put so much effort in a car, but not Fiat.

      about 11 months ago