When you hear the word “coupé”, the brain immediately figures out a big, expensive car with a long nose holding inside a big V8 engine. This is not the case. This little coupé, built by Vignale coachworks in the mid sixties, was based on Fiat 1300 Berlina (sedan) chassis and engine. It was a cheap way to stand out of the crowd thanks to Michelotti’s design.
This particular car seems almost perfect in every way. It seems the typical italian “conservato” (preserved), perhaps with some care during the years.
Interiors seem very good, apart from some imperfections on the center console. The Nardi steering wheel was “stock” on these cars. This Vignale looks very clean inside and outside (we don’t know the floor conditions, but we are confident that they’re good). The ASI gold plate at least is a good guarantee for a potential buyer. Find it for sale at €14,000 (today $18,500) here in Terlizzi, Italy.