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Fiat 125 Samantha

The Fiat 125 Samantha by Vignale.

Vehicle Overview

The Fiat 125 Samantha, a masterpiece crafted by Carrozzeria Vignale, made its grand debut at the 1967 Turin Auto Salon, captivating enthusiasts with its rarefied elegance. Built upon the reliable Fiat 125 chassis, this bespoke creation exuded an aura of exclusivity, despite its limited recognition on the automotive stage. Beneath its sleek exterior, the Samantha concealed the formidable 1608cm3 Lampredi twincam engine, borrowed from the venerable Fiat 125 lineage. With 90 horsepower at its command, this powerhouse promised a spirited and exhilarating driving experience, showcasing the finest in Italian engineering ingenuity. Designed with meticulous attention to detail by the esteemed Virginio Vairo, the Fiat 125 Samantha radiated sophistication and refinement, embodying the epitome of automotive artistry. However, its moment in the limelight was fleeting, as production ceased in 1971 after a mere hundred units graced the roads. Despite its brief tenure, the Samantha found a devoted following primarily in the realms of France and England, where discerning enthusiasts cherished its rarity and distinctive design. While it may not have achieved widespread fame, its limited production and unique styling ensure its status as a coveted collector’s item, revered by those with a passion for automotive excellence and exclusivity. As a rare gem of automotive history, the Fiat 125 Samantha stands as a testament to the enduring allure of bespoke craftsmanship and individuality in an era dominated by mass production. Its timeless elegance and scarcity ensure its place as a cherished artifact, treasured by aficionados who recognize its intrinsic value and timeless appeal.

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Photo courtesy of Museo Nicolis

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    1967
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    Fiat
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    125 Coupé
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    Vignale
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