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Offline Vespetti

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Hi From South Africa
« on: November 25, 2019, 12:30:20 PM »
Good Afternoon From South Africa Johannesburg,

I already own a Fiat 124 AS Sport Spider, and have just bought a Fiat 2300 Coupe. as with all 2300 coupes I know that there was no real way to know if it was a S or Standard I will also be here looking for some parts in the next few months as I take the time to restore.

To start maybe someone can assist me with the following questions.

1. if the 2300S VIN prefix 114BS or is this the prefix for all chassis? this vehicle I have found has an aluminium sump, 2 brake boosters and twin carbs but the best we can see the prefix is 114B

2. Would I be correct there were 3 different options for the 2300 Coupe
   A. 2300 Standard
   B. 2300S (Abarth Tuned)
   C. 2300S Corse (Abarth race Version)

thank you all in advance

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Re: Hi From South Africa
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2019, 10:15:44 AM »
All S were Abarth tuned and tested. Only first models  were full modifed engine ,polisch etc … Also sump was abarth sign on
The were  only 3/6 corse  cars  with 3 x Weber 40 DCOE
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Re: Hi From South Africa
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2019, 11:30:48 AM »
Thank you very much for the response.

I will be seeing this car later this afternoon to confirm the chassis plate.

see some photos for now

PS is there somewhere to find some parts I am still short

1. Passanger centre handle (I think I might have found one)
2. Passanger foot rest
3. Under dash knee guard Right Hand Drive (I think I have found one)
4. rear boot Fiat 2300S Coupe Badge
5. Nardi Steering wheel (What hub does it use hoe many bolts and PCD I think there is one here in South Africa I can use)
6. Abarth Sump (See photos of my sump with NO ABARTH name)

I will have to repaint as the paint is in a very bad way but will do it slowly as soon as i have all the parts I need


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Re: Hi From South Africa
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2019, 11:49:21 AM »
you have a  serie two and and also a serie 2 oilsump . Were beter in corners ? A oilsump abarth pan you must count on this moment +- 1500 euro iff found



your steering wheel looks  good ?
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Re: Hi From South Africa
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2019, 01:50:34 PM »
Thank you for the response I am a little happier now that the oil pan is correct, the price for a Abarth marked one is high especially for a South African

Can you confirm the under dash knee guard what an approximate price for one of those is? Like I said I have found one and want to work out a decent price for seller and buyer

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Re: Hi From South Africa
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2019, 01:58:07 PM »
difficult  to say .Iff you need one you must pay  to have it .I visit museum in Franshoek .Very nice  . Director is also a Abarth freak
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Re: Hi From South Africa
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2019, 02:04:17 PM »
the guy is asking €395 for the under dash is this about right? I know especially I have a right hand drive car its not so easy to find these type of parts.

as for my steering in an old photo the Nardi steering wheel is there (last photo posted) but the new steering is good but not as nice as Nardi

my parts I am looking for do you maybe know someone that can assist with them excluding the oil sump (not necessary now that I know mine is right)

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Re: Hi From South Africa
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2019, 02:11:20 PM »
here you can not find RHD  cars . This is probleme.
A Original 2300 S Nardi steering wheel is also difficult .Tray 2300 S register  Germany our  on Facebook the  sectie  for 2300 meeting in 2021
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