SOTW: Fiat Tipo 2.0ie 16v
Italian? Check. Rare? Check. Beautiful? Er...
It's the same with today's Shed of the week: Fiat Tipo 2.0ie Sedicivalvole sounds genuinely exciting. And yet the English transliteration, 'Fiat Type 2.0ie 16-valve', doesn't even make a great deal of sense as well as sounding rubbish.
But it's not only that - the Tipo Sedicivalvole is quite a rare beastie these days, with only a handful of cars registered in the UK still on the road. So it's Italian, exotic-sounding, and rare. Shame it looks, even if we're being as polite as possible, a bit boxy.
This particularly Tip Sed looks somewhat less Sheddy than the average SOTW, with few bodywork blemishes, a long MOT and an even longer service history file. Okay, so the electrics aren't in 100 per cent working order, but the windows and sunroof still open and close electrically, so you're part of the way there - and it wouldn't be an Italian car without some sort of electrical gremlin.
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Fiat Tipo 2.0 i.e. 16v Sedicivalvole (1995)
114,000 miles £995
Fiat Tipo 2.0 i.e. 16v Sedicivalvole
Unfortunately due to a change in personal terms and circumstances, I'm going to have to sell my Tipo.
After wishing for a "Sedici" for the past 10 years or so, I finally lay my hands on this one fairly recently. It's quite stunning...
The car has really been looked after and cared for with no expense spared. It comes with full comprehensive service history along with receipt after receipt. Around £800 was spent on it a couple of months ago.
Inside is absolutely immaculate. Looks as good as it did when it was brand new. Also, the body work is really good. Obviously its 16 years old so it has the odd blemish but nothing major and things that are hardly noticeable.
All tyres are good and the MOT still has around 10 months left to run. Tax expires 31st October 2011 so all you need to do is insure and drive away.
These cars are so rare nowadays and to find one in this condition was a bit of a God send however as I'm now moving houses I need all the money I can get so it has to go (I simply bought the car for a weekend toy and have another 2 cars within the household!).
I'd welcome any viewings / inspection if you're genuinely interested. Current mileage is just over 114k but may go up slightly.
Finally, all the electric windows & sunroof works. The passenger mirror doesn't but the driver's does. Central looking doesn't work either however I haven't checked any fuses as none of that has bothered me...it was bought for the amazing drive and engine noise!! Fairly new JVC cd player fitted.
Any questions then please don't hesitate to e-mail or call on - 079444477448
The 'Sedicivalvole' script on the number plate finisher was also not only liked, but used for language and pronounciation training, too. Maybe should've concentrated on the German lessons actually in school, but hey.
Quick car in its time, but if i remember well it had a penchant for eating oil - even when new - so gawd only knows what they would be like now !
A friend of mine had a 1.4 as his first car. It went and handled brilliantly as well as being very practical.
The styling has a certain 80s charm to it.
I don't normally comment on SOTW threads but this one is special.
Still, a rare car. Never really up there with the most desirable hot hatches, but something different and quick for its day.
they do tend to use oil when wellied, the integrale does, some engines just do, my old sri cavalier used to, its not a bad thing to use oil, as the owner you just have to make sure the vehicle is topped up
ace choice this week