Fiat 124 Special - 1971

Alfa Romeo 2000 Berlina

In October 1968 Fiat launched the 124 Special; like Fiat’s other Special models, it was an upmarket, better appointed and higher performance variant of the standard saloon.

Visually the Special could be immediately distinguished from the standard model by its new, rectangular grille with four inset round headlamps. Less evident differences were larger vertical bumper over-riders, wheels with round ventilation holes as on the Sport models, new flush door handles, different tail lamps with integrated reflectors, and a central back-up light. The interior featured a redesigned padded dashboard with an oval binnacle housing two round instruments and a car radio console, a steering wheel without horn ring, new door cards, and more supportive seats.

Practical advice

It’s a fascinating saloon, comfortable, characterized by its iconic lines that capture every angle of its creative features. Accessibility is really good. Steering is not servo-assisted and requires a bit ‘of practice for successful maneuvering, especially when the vehicle is standing. The clutch pedal is operated with minimal pressure, the gear box is simple to use and requires just a little practice to understand its functional features. The car is equipped with front and rear disc brakes, with the additional feature of servo assisted braking system.

Luggage advice

This car has a good load capacity within the rear trunk area. Above the spare wheel and safety/emergency equipment, there is enough space for two cabin trolley bags or even a hold luggage.

Year of production: 1971

Engine: 1.438 cc

Power: 70cv

Transmission: 4 gears + reverse gear

4 seats