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This Fiat 850 Sport Was A Concours Adventure

Sometimes, even the most enthusiastic classic car owners need a hand to get their car finished on time
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Fiat Lionel
Fiat Lionel
4 years ago

Bravo Loic pour cette restauration de cette fiat 850 que je connais bien puisque je suis l’heureux propriétaire d’un des derniers modèles fabriqués en 1972 ! Cette voiture est vraiment sympa et facile à vivre. N’hésitez pas à me contacter pour échanger, cela sera avec plaisir
cordialement
Lionel

Jed Woodward
Jed Woodward
5 years ago

Excellent film Loic, I really appreciate when a young man is interested in old cars!

Ron Sayers
Ron Sayers
5 years ago

Great story and so similar to mine including the pressure from parents although I go help and guidance from father who had owned fiat 500 when young. I was 19 in 1981 and it was an easy restore compared to the wrecks I have now left in weather the last 5 yrs. That car caught fire but I had it restored right back to the replacing all the glass rubber and window winder guides, painted bright yellow it looked faster than it was. the 3 days I had on the road I attracted much attention from rev heads and the police who drove past it. Over heated and possibly the main jet to carb which I have since worked out do vibrate free. Leaving fuel to spill on hot manifolds I got out and watched it turn into 30 feet of flame. Owned one also approximately 1992 and drove for a year. I sold that one to guy who made into off road Rhino buggy. In time I bought up cars and have 4 and the 5th in the parts to restore including a 905 motor. I have just got too old hands crippling with rheumatism and will be looking to sell soon.

Alexandre Goncalves
Alexandre Goncalves
5 years ago

Passion and perseverance!

Great story – it reminds me of all the setbacks I had with my Commodore A, and how, despite everything you just have to keep mooving forward, because that’s the way to go!

It’s unfortunate to see that some “mechanics” just like to profit on classic car owner’s ingenuity… Again, something I’m familiar with…

Lois, all the best to you and your 850!

PS

It’s not common to see 850´s anymore, but besides Petrolicious, the Portuguese classic car magazine I subscribe – Motor Clássico – , had this for this month’s cover!
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Alexandre Goncalves
Alexandre Goncalves
5 years ago

Here it is

Note to Petrolicious – Edit button! 🙂

1983dmd
1983dmd
5 years ago

Que c’est rafraichissant de voir un jeune homme qui n’est pas collé sur des jeux vidéos ou en train de passer ses journées à texter!!!|

Bravo Loic pour ton projet. Tes parents ont de quoi être fiers !!!Ils ont un fils vraiment unique, tout comme mes enfants d’ailleurs. Il y a encore de l’espoir pour la relève d’après ce que je vois!!! Et…ne la vend JAMAIS.

Loic Maschi
Loic Maschi
5 years ago

Hi all !
Thanks you all for your messages and your support ! It was kind of an event for me to work with Maxence Massaro during the realisation of this short film.
I am glad to know that it pleases you and I’ll keep my passion for cars to live in my heart because of people like you. It is simply amazing to see how large the motorcar world could be in terms of people, origins, styles and so on !
Keep your oldies rolling and keep working on ! And never forgot to drive tastefully !

HitTheApex
HitTheApex
5 years ago
Reply to  Loic Maschi

Congratulations! What a beauty and your story is incredible. Thank you Maxence and the whole Petrolicious crew for this gem, and a huge tip of the hat to Loic. Bravo, sir!

Sotirios Bakaimis
Sotirios Bakaimis
5 years ago

excellent video!!! congratulations to the director!!!

Very beautifull little sporty car it is the fiat 850!!!

Congratulations to the owner for the effort and the outcome. Really good!!!

Nick
Nick
5 years ago

Interesting how these cars have become collectors. The 850 Sport Coupe was my first car and when I owned it back in 1982 it was deemed a “piece of sh*t” by people who called themselves mechanics. Good to see now that the joke is on them.
How times change…..Nice car btw.

Robert in LA
Robert in LA
5 years ago
Reply to  Nick

The 850 engine produced about 50hp, and the weight of the coupe was around 1400 lbs. Top speed was around 85mph. In the late sixties, with all the interest in muscle cars, here in the US, cars like the rear engined 850 Sport Coupe must have seemed kind of anomalous.

Stephan P
Stephan P
5 years ago

And they say the next generation won’t be interested?
Great story . I hope hope I can pass my 850 on to someone as passionate.

teecee
teecee
5 years ago

Great story. Great color combo on that car. Love your taste for the classics and am so glad your keeping your first car. I wish I had mine still, an old late 70’s E21 320i.

Well Done achieving your goal!

odequesne
odequesne
5 years ago

Magnifique histoire! Inspirant quand on voit les moments difficiles auxquels vous avez du faire face. J’espère pouvoir m’en inspirer pour mener mon projet à bien!
Si jamais j’ai besoin d’un carrossier je sais à qui faire appel!

rotor
rotor
5 years ago

Beautiful car and story. Fiat 850 easy and nimble to drive. Easy to maintain. Lovely design. Who needs anything else really. This is what it is all about, enjoying a car that you are able to handle. You have all reasons to be proud, – BRAVO

Robert in LA
Robert in LA
5 years ago

Lovely little car, and very tastefully refreshed.

Quentin Lbd
Quentin Lbd
5 years ago

same story, same age, same feeling. alfa romeo though, but same passion in France. long live classic cars, passion of mechanic, and friends rallies as this is what we are loving them for! bravo!

Francisco Yantorno
Francisco Yantorno
5 years ago

What a lovely car!!! congratulations!

Franco Regalo
Franco Regalo
5 years ago

These sorties take me places

Francisco Costa P
Francisco Costa P
5 years ago

I’m glad to see you guys do a humble story on a regular car like this again, I was starting to worry that with all the high-end ultra rare concours cars you have been doing lately, you were only gonna go up from that and never do a story like this again (that said, nothing against the big stories, my biggest congrats on your success!). But this is the kind of story from you that I like the most, I absolutely loved this video, it’s already one of my favorites! You just got everything right, I’m still staggered on how you can always do a story on a regular car like this and make it sound as passionate and look as gorgeous as the rarest Ferrari or Jaguar! I also loved it because I’m having a very similar story with my Mini I bought recently – a dream I had for some 10 years, never really wanted or needed anything else, and finally had the means to fulfill it, and I’m now doing my best with the resources I have to give it the treatment it deserves and make it MY car. Maybe one day I’ll tell you a bit more of our story.
But, most of all: please, carry on with these humble stories of real love and passion for our humble tasteful classics, those are the best.
And you guys are the best.

GCT
GCT
5 years ago

Well said Francisco and thank you once again Petrolicious for another amazing video and for telling the owners story so well whilst capturing the absolute essence that makes us all love and drive classic cars. I am also going through my own restoration of sorts of a classic BMW E28 M535i and this story has spurred me on no end. Awesome.

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger
5 years ago

Amen Francisco .. and again I say amen .. especially in light of the hyper inflated prices of all too many classics these days . Ahhh .. for the days when a well loved 356GTC/4 could be had for less than the price of a new C3… sigh …