1980 FIAT 128 UTE
"Developed specifically for South Africa, the brand new Fiat 128 bakkie (Ute) is a special kind of light commercial vehicle. It has an unusually roomy cab, and it is one of the quietest running pick-ups available - quite possibly, the quietest of them all.
It is based on the Fiat 128-1300 station wagon, with unitary coachwork reinforced for robust riding and load carrying strength. It has two mechanical features which are exclusive to this bakkie (ute): four wheel independent suspension and front wheel drive." Car Magazine Test - August 1978.
We are proud to offer this unique vehicle for sale in Australia, and possibly the only one in existence here. Largely original, this little ute is in really good shape having had a repaint in its original colour a few years back. No rust and a straight body, with original and hard to find removable canopy - these are really hard to find even in South Africa.
The load bed of this little half-ton ute has seen no work at all - no dents from heavy loads. There is a factory fitted sliding window between the cab and load bed, which is a handy little feature. The interior is in really good shape with an un-cracked dash, clean carpets and no holes in the door cards. The trim on the two bucket seats is still very good.
We have just completed a full service and replaced all the suspension rubbers, new carb kit and a given the car a decent tune up. Mechanically the car is sound. We have sourced and fitted an original steering wheel, as well as a full set of 5 steel wheels. These were sandblasted, powder coated and fitted with a new set of tyres.
Be quick, this unique little ute won't last long and will make an ideal tow vehicle for your Fiat Bambino, lol.
The car is in Canberra and ready for Rego for its new owner.