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    Fiat 2300 Ghia Coupe

    In 1959 Fiat presented a six cylinder engine, initially in the 1800 and 2100 four door sedans, but the top model became the 2300 sedan, which was launched in 1961. The car also had a revamped nose, with double headlights. The six cylinder engine was designed by Aurelio Lampredi.

    The most desirable version of the car was born when Ghia designed a coupe body, which became available by the end of 1961. Before some prototypes were built with 2100 engine, but the potential of the engine was such that it was decided to go for series production, based on the 2300 engine. The car was built in the Fiat factory, because of Ghia capacity problems. Initially the same power output of 105 BHP was maintained, but with the help of Carlo Abarth the 2300S version was pushed to 130 BHP which powered the car up to 190 kph.

    The 2300 S appeared also in motorsport events but with limited success. Today not many examples have survived, but those that have, found a group of very dedicated followers.

    Shown is a mint example, presented at the Interclassics in Maastricht in early 2005
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    i removed the everything from the backside plus the grille on the one my uncle has in his garage !!!! very nice car IMO
    http://www.classicpassion.nl/projecten.php?id=20

    it was (one of ?) the first cars with powersteering.it also had one of the most avanced 6-inline engines of its time.


    edit: the grille is a real pain in the ass to get off or should i say, pain in the fingers, wrigling between those narrow things finding a screw...Auch !!!

    2nd edit:
    This is a 2300 S Coupe .
    Last edited by drakkie; 10-30-2005 at 10:40 AM.

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    WRC - That's motorsport!

    "If you can see the tree you are about to hit, it is called 'understeering'. If you can only hear and feel it, it was 'oversteering'."
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    This is my 2300S Coupe from 1967, I am currently performing a light restoration on the outer sills of the car. This is the first welding project I am doing myself. I planned to get it back on the road this summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elentinos View Post
    This is my 2300S Coupe from 1967, I am currently performing a light restoration on the outer sills of the car. This is the first welding project I am doing myself. I planned to get it back on the road this summer.
    Welcome aboard, it's always nice to meet other Fiat owners.

    Immensely pretty car, hopefully you won't ruin your sills (door sills?). How often do you drive your classic, if you don't mind telling us.

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    Welcome to UCP, you must be aware of the Fiat 2300 specialist on this site...Sei Cilindri..If you want I can give you his contact details.
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    Thanks. Yes I know Sei Cilindri (Classic Passion) from another forum. The welding is almost finished. It was a straight forward job, because fortunately the inner sills were in a very good condition and needed no work at all. That's the reason I decided to do it myself (and ofcource for the fun of working on your own classic). I am the owner of the car since sept 2005. Until march 2006 i regulary drove the car. It truly is a dream to drive. The sound of the engine is awesome. I can't wait to hit the road again...

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    Nice attitude, cars are ment to be driven, not cuddled to death in a garage.

    Hope you'll have many more happy miles ahead with your Fiat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elentinos View Post
    I am the owner of the car since sept 2005.
    Is it not the same one that I shot at Interclassics in Maastricht in January 2005 (See post#1). With Belgian license plates at the time...
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    No it's not, mine has a black interior. My car is imported to the Netherlands from Firenze Italy in 1999. In 2001 it was exported to Belgium, and in 2005 again imported to the Netherlands. So it did carry Belgian licenseplates for some time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elentinos View Post
    No it's not, mine has a black interior.
    Thanks, I only judged from the outside
    Keep us informed when the car will be on the road again..
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    This one-off Fiat 2300s with a special body by Ghia is now part of the collection at the Meilenwerk in Berlin. The first two pictures are taken at the Techno Classica this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elentinos View Post
    This one-off Fiat 2300s with a special body by Ghia is now part of the collection at the Meilenwerk in Berlin. The first two pictures are taken at the Techno Classica this year.
    that is absolutely stunning.
    Honor. Courage. Commitment. Etcetera.

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    Even more stunning is this original Abarth 2300s Coupe. The asking price is 200.000 euros.
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    Just out of curiosity, saw a 2300 Familiale wagon for sale in the vicinity recently, would the drive train on that one be pretty much the same as the Coupe's?

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