Fifty years almost to the very day I’m writing this, Fiat announced its new 130 saloon at Geneva

Fifty years almost to the very day I’m writing this, Fiat announced its new 130 saloon at Geneva

Fifty years almost to the very day I’m writing this, Fiat announced its new 130 saloon at Geneva. Few details were given, and the single car on display kept disappearing into the floor – probably so that people couldn’t linger on the wonky pre-production panel fit.

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Ownership 1976 Lada 2101

Ownership 1976 Lada 2101

A GM engineer adds a second piece of Eastern Bloc machinery to his Michigan garage. Story by Wesley Wren. Photos by Steven Pham.

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Buyers’ Guide Abarth & Fiat 124 Spider Type 348

Buyers’ Guide Abarth & Fiat 124 Spider Type 348

What to look for when buying a modern classic Launched in 2016, the Fiat and Abarth 124 injected some much-needed brio into the UK sports car market. What should you look for when buying? Story by Richard Dredge. Images by Michael Ward.

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Buyers’ Guide Fiat Uno Turbo Type 146 Mk1 and Mk2

Buyers’ Guide Fiat Uno Turbo Type 146 Mk1 and Mk2

Buyers’ Guide Fiat Uno Turbo. Among pocket rockets of the 1980s, Fiat’s Uno Turbo has a reputation as one of the feistiest of all. Increasingly rare these days, what do you need to know if you’re in the market to own one? Story by Richard Dredge. Images by Michael Ward.

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Buyers’ Guide Abarth 500/595/695 Type 312

Buyers’ Guide Abarth 500/595/695 Type 312

Buyers’ Guide Abarth 500/595/695 Type 312 Do the best things come in small packages? If you believe that the best things in life come in small packages, one of the Abarth 500 family could be just for you. Here’s all you need to know about Abarth’s popular pocket rocket. Story by Richard Dredge. Images by Michael Ward.

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Buyers’ Guide 1995-2005 Fiat Barchetta Tipo-183

Buyers’ Guide 1995-2005 Fiat Barchetta Tipo-183

Buyers’ Guide Fiat Barchetta what you need to know about owning a top end classic Forget the MX-5: Fiat’s two-seater sports car offers rarity, charm and its own unique driving experience. Should you consider buying one – and if so, what should you look for? Report by Richard Heseltine. Photography by Michael Ward.

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Buying Guide Fiat 124 Spider

Buying Guide Fiat 124 Spider

How to buy a Fiat 124 Spider before prices move again. Buying Guide Don’t let the Fiat 124 Spider scare you. Five steps to buying a Fiat 124 Spider. With bad examples entering the UK, it’s more important than ever to buy carefully. Words Russ Smith. Photography John Colley.

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1991 Lada Riva / VAZ 2105 with custom air-ride system

1991 Lada Riva / VAZ 2105 with custom air-ride system

Retro Ride Lada Riva ‘90s Lush Lada Riva. WORDS: Daniel Bevis. PHOTOGRAPHY: Ade Brannan. AIR BRICK A Lada on air-ride, with copious VW styling cuesand more than a hint of modern Fiat? Oh, such Western decadence… Euro Mix Lada Riva. These have been the butt of many a joke over the years but they were certainly popular on the ‘Bloc’. Then again, we’re guessing the Soviets didn’t have much of a choice - it’s the Lada or the gulag! Still, at least this one is awesome.

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Lada Riva Estate 400bhp Nissan CA18DET engined Drift Car

Lada Riva Estate 400bhp Nissan CA18DET engined Drift Car

Super Sleeper Looks standard, but has over ten times the original power? Hold on tight, it’s Lada time... Wild Card Lada Riva Estate. No we haven’t gone mad, but the owner of this super-fast Lada sure has! Riva Dance: 400bhp Drifting Lada wild card: Lada Riva. Words Stav. Photography Matt Richardson.

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Fiat 124 Coupé Life Cycle

Fiat 124 Coupé Life Cycle

Life Cycle My Fiat 124 rotted twice; I restored it twice.  Life Cycle Ken Walker and his Fiat 124 Coupé have been through a lot together. It once lost its brakes on a hill and sufered a collapsed wheel – but he’ll never sell it.  The life story of a Fiat 124 Coupé Forty-three years, two restorations and near disaster later, Keith Walker still relishes the joys of driving the Fiat 124 that he bought new in 1973 Words Andrew Roberts. Photography Gus Gregory.

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Fiat 130 Coupe

Fiat 130 Coupe

With the Fiat back on the road - I used it for the run to Goodwood for last month’s Alfa Spider cover story - and sporting its new gearbox, I resolved to get some of the niggles sorted. Brian Ingham of CBD Service Centre, just across the road from my Cirencester home, was happy to take a look at my list.

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