Do you know the "brother" of the 400 / 412 type of Ferrari,
it was the also Paolo Martin styled "Fiat 130 3200 V6 Coupé",
I just love the ultra clean looks of this little overlooked brother of the huge 400/412 type.
Engine of the 130 was a Lampredi design 2x OHC.
By the way the Fiat 130 also suffers under the Automatic 3 speed (Borg Warner) type of Jaguar Auto Box.
Best buy is the 5 speed ZF Box equiped 130 Coupé S Type you see here:
An unbelievable underrated car, Fiat guys dont like it because it does not fit to the
Fiat range of small brisk sedans and spiders and Ferrari drivers dont accept it because of
its uncomplicated OHC V6 engine. (Best thing that nice little 3.2 Engine is quite reliable, you can easily do any
maintainance by yourself in your garage...)
But I cant say anything bad about it as long as you dont want
to catch a porsche 911 or Ferrari ;-) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzfM6senVnw
The Fiat is fun to drive, has the power of a W116 Mercedes 280SE and
a nice Fiat Dino like sound. Because there is always traffic jam here in my city it does not matter at all
that there is "only" a 3.2 V6 under bonnet....
This is the engine:
(This ultra rare 3200SS has the 3x 44 DCNF Weber carb Abarth intake
manifold and hot cam package ca. 220 HP) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx60-71hsHM
Top speed of the normal version is205-210 KM/H with 5 speed box with auto box ca 195 KM/H
SS Version 220 KM/H enough for catching an old Porsche ;-)))
Here you can see one of the faster 130 Type S 3200 with 5 speeder http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHHJ8MNqyuE
Because nobody (except of me?) realy likes these pretty 2+2 cars they are yet quite affordable here in Europe.
I am not sure whether they were exported by Fiat to the USA or Australia...