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Barchetta Back

Fri, 04 Jun 2004
After a false previous return when trouble at the factory left the UK with hardly any cars, FIAT's cheap and cheerful sportscar is back in the UK again at a low, low £11,995.

Mechanically identical to the original model and still built in left-hand drive only, the Barchetta, which was restyled at the end of 2002, is powered by FIAT’s 16-valve, twin overhead camshaft 1.8 litre VVT engine which produces 130 bhp, giving it a top speed of 124 mph, with 0-62 mph acceleration in 8.9 seconds.

Standard kit includes power steering, ABS anti-lock braking, driver and passenger airbags, CD player, central locking, foglights, electrically operated windows and door mirrors, leather steering wheel and gearknob, and an electric aerial.

STANDARD EQUIPMENT includes: Front fog lights; Driver and passenger airbags; Front seatbelt pre-tensioners; ABS anti-lock braking; Power steering; Remote central locking; Electric windows and mirrors; Height adjustable steering wheel; Leather steering wheel and gearknob; RDS stereo radio/CD with electric aerial; Engine immobiliser

OPTIONAL EXTRAS: Air-conditioning @ £999; Alarm @ £150; Hardtop @ £1450; Windstop @ £99; Metallic paint @ £285; Alloy wheels @ £320.

EXTERIOR COLOURS: Pastel Broom Yellow*, Black, Red, Metallic Shiny Grey*, Elisir Blue*, Club Green*, Saturn Blue* (* extra cost option)

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