Lamenting the loss of my red GTV I happened upon an example of its sibling, the Fiat Coupé, in a place called Frog Island. Despite its unusual name, Frog Island is a rather grey place and perhaps that dull backdrop made the red Fiat Coupé seen here seem even more exotic than usual. When did you last see one?

A quick nosey online shows that you can still pick up an example of this slashed and pumped Coupé for £1500 ish. Less if a bit of tinkering isn’t an issue. My experience with this sort of Italian classic is that, regardless of the asking price, you’ll be tinkering to keep it running anyway, so you may as well pick up a cheap one to start with. It’s the ultimate example of a pocketmoney exotic, and we ‘punks love it.

About The Author

Rich Duisberg

Rich's drivel regularly appears in Practical Performance Car and GT Porsche magazines. He has also written for Classic & Sportscar, MogMag, Classic Performance and Retro, Banzai, Evo, and Modern Mini. He also did a book no-one bought. His hungover fizzog also often appears on CBS’s Carfection channel enthusing about historic motoring. Le Mans winner Derek Bell once refused to get in Rich's Morgan Three Wheeler with him at the wheel. Currently amongst the detritus in his garage is a 1972 Fiat 500 Abarth, a fat BMW and a Lotus Elise. Previous machinery includes a Porsche 968, an Alfa GTV V6 and a dreadful Sinclair C5. He also owns a vintage Royal Enfield pushbike.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.