1968 Fiat 2300s Coupe
This limited-production coachbuilt model introduced in 1961 was styled by Sergio Sartorelli of Ghia and bore a striking resemblance to the ASA and Ferrari 250 GT of the same time period, with round headlights, and a long hood. The Lampredi designed silky straight six cylinder engine produced close to 150 bhp with disc brakes on each corner. Sumptuous padded leather seats, a Nardi steering wheel, and other cosseting comforts could be found within. The truly sporting 2300 S version boasted a more powerful engine, with two twin-choke Weber carburetors, and a standard four-speed transmission with 3.9:1 final drive.
This stunning 2300S stayed in Turin from new with the first owner enjoying her until 1988 and only a further two owners before being sold to France in 2011 from where it was bought by the present owner in 2012. An original and reassuringly well stamped Carta di Circolazione book accompanies the car as well as an original owners manual. During the present owners tenure there has been a no holds barred spend, with marque experts Autofficina, lavished on the car which included a full engine rebuild, a total repaint, suspension rebuild and any necessary chassis work.
One of the most refined yet underestimated cars produced by FIAT in the 1960s, it was a true GT with excellent performance; comfortable and practical with great character at a fraction of the cost of some of its peers.