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Fiat – 2300 S Coupé Ghia

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Vehicle Overview

The design of the new Fiat luxury coupe was entrusted to Ghia and was lead by Sergio Sartorelli with contributions from Tom Tjaarda. The new coupe, which was based on the Fiat 2300 saloon, debuted at the Turin Motor Show in 1960. It was well received and entered production two years later.

The coupe was powered by a 2,279 cc ohv straight six engine which produced 105BHP while the 2300S was tweaked by Abarth. They added an extra Weber carburettor, special pistons, a modified camshaft and a sports exhaust which increased output to an impressive 136 BHP. A four speed transmission was standard though an automatic was also available as an option.

The attractive 2+2 GT was well appointed on the inside with round dash gauges, vinyl seats and a classic Nardi wood rimmed sports steering wheel. The cars sporting aspirations were further hinted by a passenger foot rest and grab handle on the transmission tunnel. Despite its stylish GT looks, excellent performance and handling, the Fiat 2300S Coupe wasn’t a big seller. Approximately 7,000 were built between 1961 – 1968 with the coupe eventually replaced by the Fiat Dino Coupe which was introduced in 1967.

Technical Specifications

  • Body
  • Year
    1961
  • Make
    Fiat
  • Model
    2300 S Coupé
  • Coachbuilder
    Ghia
  • Length (mm)
    N/A
  • Width (mm)
    N/A
  • Height (mm)
    N/A
  • Photo credits
    rmsothebys.com
  • Engine Type
    N/A
  • Designer
    Sergio Sartorelli

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