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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
Excellent film Loic, I really appreciate when a young man is interested in old cars!
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… Read more »
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!
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!
Here it is
Note to Petrolicious – Edit button! 🙂
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.
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 !
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!
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
Lovely little car, and very tastefully refreshed.
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!
What a lovely car!!! congratulations!
These sorties take me places
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… Read more »
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.
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 …
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