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This video is one of the best you guys have produced. The setting for this beautiful car is perfect: Milan, the city of beauty. The FIAT 2300 coupe is stunning, I almost bought a 2300 S a few years ago and then decided not to. I still regret it. This is the tupe of carvthat makes you stand out as a connoisseur. Few people know it. A nice touch is the special feet rest for the front passenger, providing some extra grip during the expected sporty drives…
Great video on a brand we Americans tend to overlook (right or wrong). And yet, he wants to come here and drive his classic among us. GREAT video.
Maybe we overlook them bcuz Italians know virtually nothing when it comes to style or beauty.
here in virginia there are places you can go to really enjoy a decent ride.i,for one enjoy my jaguar xjs circa 1994 named nigel to accomplish this.he’s the latest model of car that i own that can still be worked on myself without a complete set of diagnostic tools and a bank of computers.he’s eurospec.that means no cats….no air bags….no abs….no drivers”aids”to get in the way of the experience of driving.the 6litre v12 sings a magnificent song when being driven with enthusiasm.i have owned cars with the electronic whistles and bells and found them to be lacking in feel and intrusive upon the driving experience(more in line with controlling a 4wheeled kitchen appliance).for me….i will take the maintenance chores…occasional lack of reliability and hard to find parts any day.these things are fun and personable in a way that cars with all the new tech could never be.
I live in Milano as well, and I own old cars. One italian, a 1969 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1300 TI, and two americans. The first is a ’58 Bel Air, and the second is a ’72 Mustang CVT. I have to say that onwing old cars here is gettin’ tougher every day. Just one thing to show you what I’m talkin about: the gas price at 8,73 USD a gallon!
“…you cannot drive, without thinking of driving…” “…after 200km, you have to stop…maybe let the car rest awhile, and then you start again…”
When cars had a sense of soul, and were not so much appliances.
A passionate dialogue about the Fiat and its relationship to your life. I just completed a 2,800 mile road trip across the USA and enjoyed bonding with my classic. I too was happy a fill-up at $50, compared to the $100 plus I was paying in Europe when living there a few years back. I was never once bored on the trip, just enjoyed the ride….with AAA membership in pocket of course 🙂
I’d prefer the roads of Italy as well. I’ve ridden my road bike (bicycle) around the lakes region (and Milan, yikes!) and they are just stunning. I could do it on a daily basis. Up and over mountains. There are roads like that here in the US, but if one were to plan a trip a lot of research would be prudent, and you may still have long sections of boring straight highway. Not to mention driving in NYC in that beautiful Fiat would be hair-raising. But hey, if you can drive in Milan you can survive anywhere.
Awesome video, as usual… you guys are spoiling us rotten with so many great productions! Keep at it!
On a side note, I quite appreciate these rare Fiats. I have a resto project (long-term) Fiat 2100, which is the sedan on which these were originally based. One thing I am quite curious to hear and feel is this italian straight six pulling, it always sounds so lusty and smooth!
I forgot to say: great video as usual.;)
I must disagree on some things told by my fellow citizen as I live in Milano too, and even if it’s true that you can’t drive these cars from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from monday to friday (so basically you can’t go to work with such cars, but sometimes I do it, no matter how) you must pay the fee to access to the historical center even with a new car bought yesterday. And this is true only for three or four cities in Italy, that’s it.
And, with all the due respect for the endless american roads (I drove there), I prefer to drive my GT Junior on a road full of bends, even if it’s shorter and tighter.
The thing about ALL videos that you folks do is that the people are every bit as interesting as the cars themselves.
This video is no exception! Nice people that really love their cars. Do I need to say this is another great video by
you wonderful people? YES I DO!!
We’ve found that those who care about quality stuff tend to be interesting people.
This gives me so much perspective on how good we have it in the US with easy regulations, cheap gas, and great roads. What a beautiful car, it is a shame to bridle it with so many restrictions. If anything it should be exempt.
True, the Italians have so much automotive history and excellence so its a shame they punish people for loving a classic. It makes it that much harder for an average person to drive one.
Another great video. I now feel I need to pay more attention to my attire when I’m driving as I’m not stylish enough 🙂
Absolutely fabulous, beautiful car and an inspiring owner. Those restriction on old car use are very worrying, more and more European cities have these regulations or are thinking about them. We need to stand up and fight!!
Beautiful car and it’s always wonderful to meet the people who love these classics. I have never seen a 2300 before but I think one of my friends had a Corgi model of it many years ago. I can’t place it exactly but that shape brings back decades old memories. Bring it to the U.S. and fill it up for $40. We’ll even let you drive it anywhere you want – and we will wave and give you the thumbs up as you go by. Bravo Pierantonio and thank you once again to Petrolicious for yet another great video story.