Italian vehicles are known for having some of the most unique styling on the planet, but unfortunately many of them come with asking prices north of six figures. Thankfully, there are a few ways to get that fix without completely draining the wallet, and one of them comes in the form of the Fiat Coupe.
Listed for sale on eBay, this particular 1996 Fiat Coupe Turbo 20V has just 30,873 miles (49,685 km) on it, and the seller is only asking $18,000 for it. Finished in silver, it’s no Rosso Corsa, but the car’s styling speaks more than the color it’s painted in.
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The Coupe’s design was penned by Chris Bangle, whose early-2000s BMW designs are now infamous for their controversial looks, but it actually won out over the one proposed by legendary Italian design house Pininfarina.
Much like some of Bangle’s other designs, the Fiat Coupe is a bit unconventional-looking, but it has a certain late-90s charm that few modern vehicles are able to replicate. One quirk we find particularly unique is the car’s clamshell hood, which isn’t all that amazing by itself, but becomes a lot more interesting when you realize it takes the headlights with it when it’s open.
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The car’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine sends 217 hp (220 PS / 162 kW) and 229 lb-ft (310 Nm) of torque to the front wheels by way of a five-speed manual transmission, which allowed for a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) time of 6.3 seconds. That might not sound all that impressive, but those are figures are on par with a modern GR 86, and they’re from a car that’s 26 years old. Top speed is also rated at 155 mph (250 km/h), which is also quite impressive given the time this car came out.