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Fiat Strada Abarth 130Tc (Ritmo) (1985)

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Make: Fiat
Year: 1985
Mileage: 75000
Transmission: manual
Colour: Red Racing
Fuel Type: Petrol
Doors: 2
BHP: 130
Drive type: right
Seats: 2


For Sale…..

Fiat Strada/Ritmo Abarth 130tc 
I got this as a rolling shell some 10 years ago, and have built it up over the years to create a club sport variant of this classic hatch, made easier as the interior was missing when I got it! the plan was
to race the car but as it started to take shape it was too nice to race so I planned to do some of the classic club events with it thus it has competed at the Brighton Speed trials, Crystal Palace Sprint, Track days at Brands Hatch where it was pictured in Retro Cars magazine, and taken it to classic car shows where some people have never seen one, as a matter of fact it seems to be the only one that has been seen out and about these past couple of years, the DVLA database shows an average of 3 of these taxed at any one time……a rare car!
Please take note when I set out to do this car I had ideas of what I wanted spec wise so its not an original example so if you want an original one this is not for you!
Over 8 long years I brought the car back to life….
front section of roof panel replaced,
bonnet replaced
tailgate replaced(all these panels sourced from 65cl strada)
repairs to floors and sills
fuel filler area modified for aero cap
repaint in fiat red racing original colour code
Mk2 front and rear bumpers
Mk2 grille which was a New old stock(NOS) part
NOS tailgate badges including super rare ‘Ritmo130tc’ badge
New windscreen(one stonechip/repaired gained on cars first outing…dammit!)
The door window frame wind deflectors where so opaque I had them painted black as they had to go back on being original and
quirky parts!
Door mirrors replaced with vitaloni californian mirrors
heater system deleted, alloy battery carrier located on centre bulkhead
Bonnet secured with OMP pins, door and tailgate locks present with keys
Tailgate lightened rear wiper assy deleted, new gas strut
Suspension and brakes:
Front Brakes are wilwood midlite 4 piston calipers with EBC green pads, running on standard abarth vented discs
Rear brakes are stock drum rebuilt with new wheel cylinders/shoes
Metal braided flexiable brake hoses
All metal brake lines replaced
New handbrake cable
New master cylinder
Rebuilt servo
All bushes on suspension replaced from rear arms to front anti roll bar bushes, poly bushes on front bottom arms
New wheel bearings front and rear
Koni adjustable shocks rebuilt by Gaz shocks, rears converted to top adjustable
Stock abarth rear leaf sprint
Lowered uprated front springs
New trackrod ends and joints replaced
Steering now ‘EPAS’  corsa B power assisted
Abarth 5.5 x 14 four spoke alloy wheels, refurbished, fitted with yokohama A048R tyres
Exhaust and Fuel system:
OMP Grp N exhaust system/abarth manifold
Twin 40 DCOE weber carbs rebuilt
Alloy carb mounts replaces the troublesome rubber mounts 
ITG one piece foam filter
filter king regulator with bowl
Facet silver top fuel pump
twin cable throttle assy
OBP alloy throttle pedal assembly for twin cable
fuel tank removed and flushed, fuel filler modifed for
Mocal alloy aircarft style fuel filler set into rear wing(lockable)
All metal and flexi fuel lines replaced
Fiat 8v twincam 130tc engine, rebuilt with new pistons and shells, 
Cyl head rebuilt with new valves/springs/seals
New water pump
Oil pump refurbished
New cam belt
(above covered 400 miles so far)
New old stock abarth ZF gearbox, Castrol ZF approved gear oil used from 0 miles
CG motorsport heavy duty clutch
I had a new clutch cable made but was too stiff so i used a selection of used ones until
I got a nice light pedal
Wasp hitorque starter motor
New engine mounts x 3 and custom made rose jointed 3 point engine top steady replacing the
flimsy original!
Abarth digiplex ignition system with new cap/rotor/coil magnecor KV85 plug leads
Fiat punto turbo alloy radiator with silicone hoses throughout, new thermostat and alloy coolant pipes
Chromed top coolant feed pipe
R5 turbo alloy exspansion tank
Evans waterless coolant used
Large dash board switchable cooling fan
13 row oil cooler plumbed in with Mocal ‘blue’ oil hose
 Interior and electrical:
OMP 90s spec six point rollcage, not MSA/Fia approved but fine for sprints/hillclimbs/trackdays where competing in a road going class(not racing)
Longacre Nascar style panoramic rear view mirror bolted to cage
Original Abarth door trims(took some finding!)
Flocked upper and lower door trims
Red anodised window winder handles
Flocked dash board with original instrument panel, flocked instrument pod
Centre of pod modified to take three STACK 52mm gauges for oil pressure, water temperature and volts
Original rev counter rebuilt by speedy cables, a spare rebuilt speedo is also included
Dash bar fitted with switch panel to bring within reach of driver, with controls for lighting and wipers etc
and large starter button!
Fiat ignition key/switch assy mounted on corsa column
Corsa powered column picks up on dash bar with custom brackets
Lower dash had battery master switch and brake bias adjust controls
original centre console flocked
Seats: sparco evo style in red side mounted.
Very rare and tasty ‘personal’ 3 spoke leather steering wheel on snap off boss
As a corsa column is fitted there is a simple indicator stalk fitted
SRS 3″ six point harness for driver, std inertia belt for passenger
Rest of interior inc headling trimmed in black, no rear seats giving loads of room!
Its the last of the proper Abarth cars with the fantastic engine and sound only a twin cam 8v fiat engine can produce! its quick and such fun to drive, with front wheel drive handling, firm suspension its proper 80s hot hatch driving! not the sanitised high power(can you notice!) hatches around today. Its road legal, moted and taxed, I kept the engine spec as per 130tc to make it road usable and its rapid enough!
Happy to ship to USA etc, I can pass on details of reliable shipping agents who can take care of everything,