1986 FIAT UNO TURBO Registration Number: D912 YNO Chassis N...



£10,000 - £12,000



Registration Number: D912 YNO
Chassis Number: ZFA14600002524916
Recorded Mileage: 94,600 kilometres (59,125 miles) 

- Ordered new to the UK in LHD specification as a diplomatic export
- Complete with original bill of sale and all ownership books

The Fiat Uno arrived in 1983, replacing the sassy little Fiat 127 with a clean rectangular design that looked decidedly utilitarian next to its predecessor. The new car was roomy and practical, but also very aerodynamically efficient. The new ‘Kamm-tail’ design, with its abruptly squared-off rear end proved to be almost as aerodynamic as a tapered-off teardrop shape, delivering an impressive drag coefficient of just 0.34. This slippery shape helped proper the basic Uno 45 to around 90mph. The 8th most produced car in automotive history, the Uno was cheap, characterful mass-market transport.

In 1985 Fiat launched the 1.3 litre 105hp Uno Turbo i.e. variant. Mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, the new Turbo featured new sporty styling, and with its impressive power to weight ratio proved to be a hot hatch worthy of the title. Now a very rare sight, estimates suggest less than 20 of these early Turbos are to be found on British roads.

This wonderful survivor has a fascinating history. Ordered new to the UK to LHD specification via Fiat Auto in Brussels, the Uno was soon to be exported as a diplomatic car to Greece, where it stayed for the next 30 years, before returning to the UK in 2016.

In recent times the Fiat has been owned by a local enthusiast and classic car specialist, who went through the car, attending to any required work as needed. The Fiat though remains very original, sitting on factory-correct wheels and with its original interior in red and black striped velour.

Finished in Bianca white, the Uno presents very well. The bodywork is straight and free of dents, the correct Uno Turbo i.e. decals are applied, the wheels are in excellent order and the interior tidy. The Uno comes with an impressive history file, with a wallet containing the original bill of sale, service books (with maintenance recorded up to 89,000 kilometres), ownership manuals and period brochures. Also included are the import documents from 2016, an MoT certificate to February 2024 and a UK V5C document. 

Now an exceptionally rare sight, this very well preserved Mark I Turbo really merits closer inspection.

Auction Date: 11th Mar 2023 at 2pm

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11th Mar 2023 2pm (Lots 1 to 42)