Fiat 127 Profile

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Fiat 127 General Information

The 127 was more famous as a national championship car and rarely seen in the World championship. Though it was an interesting shape, a small hatchback, about the size of a Ford Fiesta at a time when most of its market opposition were either too small for proper engines/handling or saloon shaped. In fact best example just given, in Europe the Fiat 127 existed long before the Ford Fiesta Mk1 was born.

On the South American market the car was sold as the 147. And, funny enough, an estate version as Fiat 148. Apart from the names there was no major difference between the 127 & 147. Excuses if this is a little speculation, but it seems the 147 was a project number for a facelift. Because the project number of the Fiat Uno is 146. The 147 was built in South America on old 127 production lines, just as in Europe the 127 was replaced by the Uno, with the project numbers 146 (Uno) and 147 showing a clear relation in time. Compared to the European 127 the 147 had a facelift leading to a flat bonnet, side mounted indicators (rather than indicators in the bumper) and a more filigree C-pillar design and was built until 1996, 13 years longer than the 127.

Fiat never had anything big like a rally program in mind with it. But it was a popular car to be rallied in South America. Drivers like Jorge Recalde and Gustavo Trelles started their international careers with it. The South American market was somehow different to what you would design cars for outside this place. No offence to South America. But there were even Fiat 147 versions (including rally ones) powered with Alcohol, which you find hard to imagine anywhere else in the World.
 

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Fiat 127 Evolutions

 
 
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Fiat 127 147 (81-55) 0 0 3645.1527.1380 0 (0) FWD (2225)

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Fiat 127 Results

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Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego hh:mm:ss
6th. 1981 WRC Rallye do Brazil G. Trelles L. Caulim #22 [UNKNOWN] 12:06:35
8th. 1981 WRC Rallye do Brazil . Berges R. Ivetich #12 [UNKNOWN] 12:35:15

Fiat 127 Retirements

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Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego Reason
Ret. 1981 WRC Rally Argentina G. Trelles L. Caulim #99 [UNKNOWN] SS8 ?
Ret. 1981 WRC Rally Argentina G. Raies M. Christie #99 [UNKNOWN] SS9 ?
Ret. 1981 WRC Safari Rally A. Molino . UNKNOWN #44 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1978 WRC Tour de Corse A. Cambiaghi . UNKNOWN #55 [UNKNOWN] SS3 distributor
Ret. 1978 WRC Tour de Corse C. Dacremont . UNKNOWN #45 [UNKNOWN] SS2 oil pipe
Ret. 1978 WRC Tour de Corse M. Hoepfner M. Fouquet #51 [UNKNOWN] SS5 distributor
Ret. 1978 WRC Acropolis Rally C. Laurent D. Laurent #103 [UNKNOWN] SS99 gearbox
Ret. 1973 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo S. Servia . UNKNOWN #229 [UNKNOWN] SS99 crash