Besides engine and rear axle, notable mechanical changes from the regular 124 were an alternator replacing the dynamo, an uprated clutch, standard radial tyres, and the addition of a vacuum servo to the all-disc braking system.Visually the Special could be immediately distinguished from the standard model by its new, rectangular grille with four inset round headlamps.
The 124 was superseded in its home market by the Fiat 131 Mirafiori.Based on the 124, they were modified at more than 800 points, the major modifications having an entirely different OHC engine, hydraulic clutch, drum brakes at the rear, modified suspensions, etc.Early modifications include the VAZ-2102 (station wagon), 2103 (Lada 1500), 2106 (Lada 1600) and 21011 (Lada 1300).With a downdraught (instead of the 1.2's sidedraught) twin-choke Weber 32 DHS or Solex C32 EIES carburettor and a 9.0:1 compression ratio, engine output was 70 DIN-rated metric horsepower (51 k W; 69 hp) at 5,400 rpm and 110 DIN-rated newton metres (81 lb⋅ft) of torque at 3,300 rpm.Fiat advertised a top speed of over 150 km/h (93 mph). For the 2016 Fiat 124 Spider, see Fiat 124 Spider (2016).
The saloon superseded the Fiat 1300 and was the basis for several variants including a station wagon, a four-seater coupé (124 Sport Coupé), a two-seater convertible (124 Sport Spider) and a lengthened and more luxurious version, the 125, launched in early 1967.
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This article is about the Fiat 124 sedan & station wagon models. The Fiat 124 is a small family car manufactured and marketed by Fiat between 19.
Front and rear the bumpers had lost their over-riders, replaced by full-width rubber strips.
At the rear the lamps were also new—still horizontal and rectangular in shape unlike the ones used on the standard saloon—and the whole tail panel was surrounded by a chromed profile.
Coded 124 AC.300, this engine had revised valve timing and fuel system and produced 80 DIN-rated PS (59 k W; 79 hp) at 5,800 rpm and 112 DIN-rated N⋅m (83 lb⋅ft) of torque at 4,000 rpm.