Italian cars are known for having some of the most unique styling on the planet, but unfortunately, many of them have an asking price north of six figures. Fortunately, there are a few ways to fix this without completely draining your wallet, and one of them is in form Fiat Coupe.
Offered for sale at eBay, this particular 1996 Fiat Coupe Turbo 20V has only 30,873 miles (49,685 km) and the seller is asking just $18,000. It’s no Rosso Corsa in silver, but the style of the car says more than the color it’s painted.
The Coupe was designed by Chris Bungle, whose early 2000s BMW design now infamous for its controversial exterior, but in reality it won out over the legendary Italian design house Pininfarina’s offering.
Like some of Bangle’s other designs, the Fiat Coupe looks a little unconventional, but it has a certain late-’90s charm that few modern cars can replicate. One feature we think is particularly unique is the clamshell hood, which isn’t all that amazing on its own, but gets a lot more interesting when you realize it takes the headlights with it when it’s open.
The car’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine puts out 217 hp. (220 hp / 162 kW) and 229 lb-ft (310 Nm) of torque to the front wheels via a five-speed manual transmission, allowing a 0 -62 mph (0-100 km/h) time of 6, 3 seconds. It may not sound that impressive, but these numbers are in line with the current GR 86, and they are from a car that is 26 years old. Top speed is also rated at 155 mph (250 km/h), which is also pretty impressive considering the time this car has been out.