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1972 Fiat 128 SL

Of course, the Fiat 128 is the basis. That's why it can't be a round coupé with a sloping bonnet, because not only the transverse engine but also the spare wheel has to find space underneath.

Luckily, however, it still comes in an angular era, not remotely comparable to today's. Otherwise the old pattern, the floor group shortened by a whopping 22.5 cm and let the roof run out at an angle. However, there is no large tailgate in the first version.

There is also a cheaper, more simply equipped S(port) version, recognizable by only two rectangular headlights.

The tail is correspondingly long, so that the car is only slightly shorter than the Fiat 128. The 'victims' are the passengers on the back seat. In addition, the 128 SL is also 3 cm narrower. After all, the capacity of the tank increases by 12 liters.

You can see how much the demands have changed, that at that time the space on the back seat was sometimes even considered suitable for two adults on longer journeys. There is enough luggage space due to the high and longer rear, only 10 liters less than in the sedan.

In 1975, a body that was completely modified on the inside, too, came onto the market. You almost think you have another car in front of you. It's not just the practical tailgate, the front and the tidy rear also make a much better impression. The stronger bumpers and the different steering wheel are a nice addition.

However, whether the seat covers in the tartan pattern are universally applauded, but they are said to have had better comfort. There were even more series until 1979, one with stripes on the outside and very colorful on the inside, and a Berlina variant, very solid with headrests in front and behind.

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