- this car was bought and added to my personal collection in 2016
- restoration completed 2021
Registration number: YR-12-SL
Year of construction: 1977
Chassis no .: fiat130BC * 0004455 *
Registration / Description
This 130 coupe is a very well-known appearance within the Dutch club, founded in the nineties.
With chassis number fiat130BC * 0004455 *, the car is one of the very last to be rolled off the production line and at the Duth traffic agency is the coupe with the highest registered chassis number to date. The date of first admission / registration in Italy where the car comes from was June 30, 1977. In the Netherlands, the car was registered on November 8, 1990 with the national road traffic service. Until now, the car has had 3 Dutch owners in addition to the first owner in Italy, all of whom are known to the 130 club.
After this coupe was brought to the Netherlands by an Amsterdam dealer in 1990, it was offered through the well-known sales channels after being approved by the Dutch RDW.
Pure enthusiast Peter from Amsterdam immediately noticed the car and bought it immediately without hesitation. he became the first Dutch owner of the “YR” as this coupe is affectionately known within the small 130-club. Peter drove the YR with great pleasure for a number of years, until his desire to be able to “shift manually ” in such a car grew and the search for a manual version was started. A new owner was sought for the YR and found shortly afterwards. Pieter from Nijmegen became the happy new (second) Dutch owner and started the car with great enthusiasm. Whether it is due to lack of time in the following years or the distribution of attention over several cars in his collection is not entirely known, but the YR past it’s time the nineties and zero’s as we popularly call it now more in the garage than seen on the public road. every disadvantage has its advantage and because it was a dark garage, that fortunately had no bad influence on the beautiful interior.
Pieter often also called on Alex van der Laan, who restores 130’s as a daily job, but since many 130 owners find their way to Alex, a nice waiting list had arisen.
The car was eventually sold to Alex on April 5, 2016. He thus became the number 3 owner of the car.
Relocation and Restoration
In 2018 there was a major move towards the sun in Spain. Business activities in the Netherlands were discontinued and the reasonably large private collection of cars was taken along. Finally time to work on my own cars !!!
The YR was high on the list, it has always been a very healthy basis to make a super coupe again and the choice to invest a lot of time and also the necessary money was therefore not difficult. The restoration has been going on for about a year now and the well-known finishing touches are currently being done.
The car itself
It might be easier to list what has not (yet) been done to this coupe. As a lover of these cars, but also a perfectionist who is actually never satisfied because things can always be better, making new lists is always in mind. All works fine, currently I’m driving and testing the car to make sure it continues to drive well. Remember this is a car of 43 years old, intensive checks and tests are therefor helpful
Being realistic is also important and with a car like this there are always wishes left and you just have to make choices to stay within the cost price.
Technically this coupe is good, very good. Furthermore, everything that is important to these cars has been carried out. New timing belt, water pump, brakes, exhaust, wheel bearings, restored headlights, restored rear lights (NOS chrome frames) etc., etc. I leave the anti rust coating of the bottom AFTER the car is sold because now it can be inspected “as is” healthy and not welded.
The odometer readings of the car are also always neatly registered. That is not difficult because when Peter bought the car the counter was at 75,000 km. Peter has always kept the readings neatly and was extremely surprised that when I bought it in 2016, the car drove so little with the 90,000 score.
The car actually still has that position, I have not driven it all this time because I wanted to tackle everything first. And time flies meanwhile… ..
But why sell now that the car is just ready? The answer is quite simple to explain. I still have another 130 coupe and that one has an original Spanish registration. Besides that, I own two 130 sedans and a few other classics. The choice to sell the YR is therefore not difficult. The car will be delivered with a valid Dutch MOT and in case it will be delivered outside the Netherlands with the necessary export papers, also transport can be arranged. Many coupes are offered for various prices on the internet. I invite interested parties to please check a few coupes more before coming to see this one to be able to compare.
In case of serious interest, the car can be viewed here at my place. Candidate buyers are then picked up from Alicante airport (with a 130!) An extensive test drive along the coast roads of the Costa Blanca can be made together.
Transport can be arranged by me if desired, but you can also pick it up and drive it home!
The price of the car is € 17.500,- including MOT inspection, excluding transport.