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Re: 'FIAT 126 1983 RARE BAMBINO EDITION'
« Reply #120 on: March 25, 2013, 02:16:06 PM »
eBay have been contacted several times, by several of us, but it was not removed. Also the seller has also been advised by several people, but has chosen to ignore all emails.

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Re: 'FIAT 126 1983 RARE BAMBINO EDITION'
« Reply #121 on: March 25, 2013, 04:37:18 PM »
whoever buys it has a case to get his money back no problem. The claims are untrue , As for the guy to be old skool and 45 years of age your having a laugh. Can we have engine pics please. If there were such a car for sale I would be interested if it was genuine , This is not imho

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Re: 'FIAT 126 1983 RARE BAMBINO EDITION'
« Reply #122 on: March 26, 2013, 08:42:38 AM »
The car is about as Italian as Lech Walesa and the Ferrari bling is not to my taste, but it looks to have been in good shape when that 2009 photo which Marc found was taken - is it just me or does it look a bit lower than standard in that picture? Otherwise, it looks to have been a standard base model (same vintage as eg my car and Lina's car, which both have chrome bumpers, vinyl seats etc. - and of course are Polish built), other than the hub caps which are from a later air-cooled (anorak alert...).

It's a shame that neither the seller nor our recently joined member who has apparently seen and driven the car seem able to shed any light on the advertised mechanical modifications or the chassis number. I wonder why?

Anyway, no doubt it will be back on eBay again soon and the fun can start all over again...

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Re: 'FIAT 126 1983 RARE BAMBINO EDITION'
« Reply #123 on: April 01, 2013, 12:16:22 PM »
TMF123 found the photo.

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Re: 'FIAT 126 1983 RARE BAMBINO EDITION'
« Reply #124 on: April 07, 2013, 11:37:07 PM »
And it's back but this time with pictures of the engine bay and chassis plate...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FIAT-126-1983-RARE-ITALIAN-RED-BAMBINO-EDITION-34-000-MILES-NOT-FIAT-500-/330903234390?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item4d0b5ea756

Can't quite read the full VIN number but the plate is otherwise the same as mine.  Engine looks clean but standard head/carb etc.
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Re: 'FIAT 126 1983 RARE BAMBINO EDITION'
« Reply #125 on: April 08, 2013, 07:22:35 AM »
How comes the car sells then is up for sale again?

I cant spot anything '650CC WITH ENGINE UPGRADE'. unless he means the new exhaust brackets and fuel filter showing in the picture.

I must say I am really disappointed by the engine bay picture. The car really did look clean, that has never been in question, but the engine bay for a £3000 Fiat 126 looks very tired. Heat shield is missing and signs of rust. It would have only taken a morning of cleaning to get the engine bay looking pristine.

As for the VIN, sadly can't read the vin plate (£5 on Ebay). Something still seems a little strange with the year, I still say the car is Polish.



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Re: 'FIAT 126 1983 RARE BAMBINO EDITION'
« Reply #126 on: April 08, 2013, 08:21:23 AM »
I agree that the car must be Polish.  It's far too late to be an Italian build.

There seems to be some confusion about VIN codes - the ZFA code doesn't mean that the car was built in Italy, it's just the code allocated to Fiat generally.  I've got a copy of a FIAT advisory note issued in 1981 which confirms this, will try to work out how to post it up.

My car is definitely a Polish build but has a ZFA code (stamped onto the shell on the driver's side of the boot floor as well as on the VIN plate).  The VIN plate and colour code sticker are in Italian but that doesn't mean it was built in Italy...

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Re: 'FIAT 126 1983 RARE BAMBINO EDITION'
« Reply #127 on: April 08, 2013, 10:27:45 AM »
 I think it says Made in Poland on the VIN plate of that 126 as the Italian ones look different.

 

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Re: 'FIAT 126 1983 RARE BAMBINO EDITION'
« Reply #128 on: April 08, 2013, 08:50:21 PM »
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VIN: ZFA126A0006130457
WMI / VDS / VIS: ZFA / 126A00 / 06130457
Warning: VIN has invalid check digit. Make sure it is spelled correctly! (check digit = 7, found = 0)


Make (Manufacturer): Fiat
Model year: ?
Country (Region): Italy (Europe)
Sequential number: 130457
Fewer than 500 per year: NO

The good vin checker for 126's can't find it. It told me what fabric choice was on mine.

http://eper.fiatforum.com/eper/navi?COUNTRY=012&SBMK=T&DRIVE=D&MAKE=F&CHASSIS_NO=ZFA126A0006130457&ALL_FIG=0&LANGUAGE=3&PREVIOUS_KEY=FORM&NEW_HTTP=TRUE&ALL_LIST_PART=0&SB_CODE=-1&KEY=HOME&PRINT_MODE=0&EPER_CAT=SP&GUI_LANG=3&WINDOW_ID=1

My car is also Italian according to the VIN, I think that they were probably shipped through Italy and given the ZFA vin for tax purposes. Not being found by the VIN checker isn't really proof of anything.

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Re: 'FIAT 126 1983 RARE BAMBINO EDITION'
« Reply #129 on: April 08, 2013, 10:56:31 PM »
all polish car made for export had ZFA....

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Re: 'FIAT 126 1983 RARE BAMBINO EDITION'
« Reply #130 on: April 10, 2013, 05:48:10 PM »
all polish car made for export had ZFA....

This answers the question then.

Im gonna buy the car and scrap it to prevent it re-appearing.
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Re: 'FIAT 126 1983 RARE BAMBINO EDITION'
« Reply #131 on: April 16, 2013, 09:52:45 PM »
hello,can anyone tell me where i can get a starter motor for my mates 1982 126
as hes bought it as a resto and wants to get it running asap
hes in a hurry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: 'FIAT 126 1983 RARE BAMBINO EDITION'
« Reply #132 on: April 16, 2013, 11:08:19 PM »
Check Ebay 1st, or take the old starter motor into a local auto electrician for reconditioning, If money isn't an issue Ricambio in the topsite menu on the home Page ;D
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Re: 'FIAT 126 1983 RARE BAMBINO EDITION'
« Reply #133 on: September 06, 2013, 09:30:39 AM »
My car appeared on the (inside back) cover of practical classics!!! Must be worth a fortune now ;D

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Re: 'FIAT 126 1983 RARE BAMBINO EDITION'
« Reply #134 on: March 07, 2020, 10:42:15 PM »
 Hey! Really not too sure if anyone cares but I am the current (new) owner of BFV 670Y... Let me know if anyone is interested in dragging up this 7 year old thread 😂🚗

 

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