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A Grand Monday: Fiat Punto 55S

Published 18 March 2019

The Mk1 Fiat Punto is a car that’s slowly but surely developing a cult following, with our Future Classic Friday feature on the car proving amazingly popular. 

And you’ll need to go a long way to find one as clean and tidy as this 34,000-mile example we uncovered in the classifieds this week. 

A base model 55S, it’s absolutely spotless inside with only a few minor cosmetic marks, while the red paint still maintains a decent quality shine - quite unusual for a Nineties solid red. The car comes with a brand new MoT, a full service history and two sets of keys and has been serviced every year from new. 

£850 might seem quite a lot for a 25-year old Punto, but when you look at the overall condition, it’s a fabulous little car for not a huge outlay.

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Ferrari Bhoy    on 21 February 2022

Thanking you Honest John, I had a 1998 Mk1 Fiat Punto 60s. I had lowered it by using a Gmax 40mm kit all round. Fitted 7x15 fox alloys with 195x 55 Yoko's got myself a 16v head off of a Punto that had saw a hedge or two. Got a tubular banana branched manifold to a SS 3.5i Peco exhaust. It was fun for over eight years. Bought a Fiat Stilo in 2004, and used the punto at weekends, until 2012. Kept it until 2019 and Covalent time came, mot ran out in 2012. Sold it in April 2020 (thanks to your assistance) to a fellow Fiat nut, who was going to put a Fiat coupe 16v Turbo engine and gearbox into it. He didn't tax and Mot'd it, for two years, then stuck it through a fence, then field, rolled it on its side. Now gone to the parts yard in the sky. So thanks for your blog, and quoting that it 'Deserved modern classic status' that I sold it. Ohh and my own indinuity.

Edited by Ferrari Bhoy on 21/02/2022 at 15:58

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