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Fiat 124 Special 1968 posters

Fiat 124 Special

The Fiat 124 is a large family car produced by the Italian manufacturer Fiat between 1966 and 1974. It was the replacement of the Fiat 1300 and Fiat 1500 and was introduced by being dropped by parachute from a plane, winning the 1966 European Car of the Year award due to its spacious interior, advanced coil spring rear suspension, disc brakes and lightweight construction. Power came from a 1.2 L (1197 cc) Fiat OHV straight-4 engine, producing 65 hp (49 kW) and 70 ft.lbf (95 Nm), giving it a performance comparable with cars in the 1800-2000 cc class. The basic 124 saloon also spawned the Fiat 124 Sport Spider, and Fiat 124 Coupe, both sought after 1970s classic cars. A stretched and more luxurious version of the 124 sedan known as the 125 was also launched in 1967. In 1970, Fiat sponsored the building of the AutoVAZ car factory in the Soviet Union, resulting in an adapted version of the 124 known as the Lada ???-2101 / Zhiguli (later Lada Riva), which has since earned a bad reputation due to its outdated technology and basic equipment levels when compared with modern automobiles. Production of the Fiat 124 ceased in 1974, giving way to the Fiat 131 Mirafiori, although the Lada version continued until 1984 (1986 for station wagon). Several versions of Lada based on the Fiat 124/???-2101 design are still made today. Production by Fiat and Pininfarina of the 124 Spider continued until 1985. In 1986, the Fiat 124 was introduced to India by Premier Automobiles as the Premier 118NE. The car was very similar to the 1966 version except for few cosmetic changes to the front and rear and a Nissan A12 (1171 cc/52 bhp) powertrain instead of the original Fiat engine, getting a considerable positive response. Later on, it was outmoded by other modern cars and production was stopped around 1999. Yet, few well maintained versions are still found today. In Spain, in the frame of the licence agreement between SEAT and Fiat, the car was produced and sold under the name SEAT 124 from 1968 to 1976. It proved to be very successful in the country, and was sold in both the 4-door and station wagon versions. The same happened in Bulgaria, with the car being produced under the name Pirin-Fiat in Lovech on the basis of complete knockdown (CKD) kits between 1967 and 1971. Lastly, the Fiat 124 was produced under the name Murat 124 in Bursa, Turkey by Tofas between 1971 and 1977, with 134,867 Murat 124s manufactured. TOFAS later produced the Fiat 131 series under the name Murat 131 and currently produces bona fide Fiats.

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