Based on the Rivolta, the wheelbase was extended by 150mm to shoehorn in the back doors, and it became the first model launched under Piero Rivolta - forced to take of the company at only 25 after the sudden death of this father in 1966.
Initially shown at the Frankfurt motor show a year later as a Rivolta S4, the car suffered at its press launch from the poor quality of the petrol sold locally in Athens, and was not helped by a list price that saw it competing at eye level with the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow.
The one you see before you though is an early left-hand drive model with the more desirable Chevy unit, and a body in metallic bronze - but be careful if you have a shunt as no two Fidias are alike. Inside the cream leather interior and wooden dashboard mimic a comfortable living room; the sort you could spend hours in as you cross countries.
With only 192 examples ever built, the Fidia is also one of the rarer four-door GTs in the world. Looking for alternatives the Quattroporte is the obvious contender but the boxy elements lose out the flowing lines of the Fidia. The Aston Martin Lagonda may also provide a very exclusive form of four-door motoring - but it's hard to see past 'le quattro poltrone piu veloci del mondo'.
Engine: 5,354cc, V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic, rear-wheel drive
Power (hp): 355@5,800rpm
Torque (lb ft): 361@3,600rpm
First registered: 1972
Recorded mileage: 70,000miles
Price new: N/A
Yours for: £39,995
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