Fiat 124

The Fiat 124 is a mid-size sedan manufactured by FIAT (Italy) from 1966 to 1974.

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He replaced the previously manufactured Fiat 1300 and Fiat 1500 on the conveyor. Today, the Fiat 124 is well known as the car that served as the prototype for the Soviet Lada. Due to the high prevalence of LADA cars in Eastern Europe, the 124th model received idol status. This car is considered one of the most common cars in the world. In total for the entire time of their production, more than 15 million have been sold!

For the first time, the Fiat 124 was presented at a car show in Paris in 1966. The appearance of the car legend was quite original and memorable.

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He was dropped to the public by parachute from an airplane. The Fiat 124 immediately won several major automobile awards, including the 1966 Automobile in Europe. Fiat 124 got a classic layout: the engine is located in front and rear drive wheels.

The car was praised for its large interior space, for technical innovations, such as an improved rear spring suspension, disc brakes on all wheels and a lightweight design. Most likely, these factors influenced the choice of a prototype car for future Zhiguli.

The car was set in motion by a 65-strong in-line 4-cylinder engine of 1.2 liters. For various modifications of the car installed engines of 1438 and 1592 cm ³.

In addition to the sedan, the Fiat 124 Sport Spider and the Fiat 124 Coupe were also produced. A longer and more luxurious version of the Fiat 124 sedan was called the Fiat 125 and has been produced since 1967. It was equipped with a 90-horsepower two-shaft engine and a rear spring suspension.

Production of the Fiat 124 was discontinued in 1974, and the Fiat 131 Mirafiori replaced this car.

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