Fiat 130 Papamobile

Monday 18 August 2014
This is the version of Fiat 130 designed specially for Pope John Paul II for his visit to Poland.
The Fiat 130 is a large executive car manufactured by the Italian automaker Fiat, which was available as a saloon or coupé.
The saloon was launched at the 39th Geneva Motor Show in March 1969, replacing the previous largest and most exclusive Fiat saloon, the Fiat 2300. It was a thoroughly modern car, with four-wheel independent suspension (torsion bars in the front and coil springs in the rear), standard power steering and four-wheel disc brakes, and was the first Fiat to adopt an alternator instead of a direct-current generator.
The Coupé, based on the same platform, was introduced in March 1971 having been designed by Paolo Martin of Pininfarina, who also manufactured the car. With a unique interior design (adopted in the saloon when it was upgraded to the 130B version which also featured the Coupé's enlarged 3235 cc V6), it featured a button-operated mechanism allowing the driver to open the passenger-side door. In addition to this model, there were two one-off variations built, a 2-door estate named Maremma and a 4-door saloon named Opera.
Production of the saloon finished in 1976, with 15,093 produced. The Coupé continued until the following year, and production ended with 4,294 built in total.

Technical data:
- engine: V6
- capacity: 2886 cc
- horsepower: 140 HP
- gearbox: 5+1
- top speed: 180 km/h

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