Restored Fiat 128-based 1972 Zastava 101 five-door for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller’s description:
1972 Fiat 128 Zastava 101 5-door, This is a full nut/bolt to better than new restoration of a Yugoslav made 1972 Zastava 101 with the excellent original interior seating, dashboard, steering wheel, door panels, floor liner (rare to acquire on open parts market), and headliner. It is powered by the restored original engine that was built by Fiat for the 128 complete with Italian made Cromodora transmission. It was painted in this green color using the original paint code option available in 1972. The Zastava 101 debuted in 1971 and was based on the Fiat 128, essentially a 5-door version of the illustrious 128. The pictures speak for themselves as to the quality of the build. It should be further noted that all of the doors, body panels, hood, and rear hatch are new old stock stampings that were never mounted on any car complete with the manufacturer’s tags still on them when they were obtain for this restoration.
No expense was spared bringing this early edition 101/Fiat 128 hatchback back to better than new levels. Please note that the early models by Zastava were assembled using parts, but most importantly, engines built by Fiat and transmissions built in Italy provided to their Yugoslav partners. So, this is a Yugoslav Zastava body powered by Italian mechanicals! The car was not driven very much at all this past summer, less than 150 miles total. It went to one major, all Yugoslav car show put on by www.CommieCars.com over the 4th of July weekend outside Chicago. It is as beautiful as it is rare, not only from Fiat 128 perspective and that it is a Zastava 101, but in the high degree of its Italian underlying heritage and the exceptionally high quality condition. Whether you love Fiats or whether you knew or didn’t know you loved Zastavas, this is the car for you!! I would love to know of ANY others floating around the USA that could compete with it. A true GEM. Reason for the sale is that I have another 1977 Zastava 101 I am in the process of having built overseas which is being restored much more to my personal taste versus the true to Zastava/Fiat intentions we have represented in this model. Need some more fuel to see that one through to completion
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