A day brought to you by Fiat.

Usually the 125 was a conventional enough three box design, like so:

But not always. This was still a time when the independent coachbuilder could build a small run of rebodied cars and still make money.

So meet the Samantha, by Vignale, a name subsequently bought by Ford for attaching to upmarket Mondeos and the like. They only made 100, mainly because they were twice the price of a standard 125. In case you’re wondering, the headlights tilt up when lit.


But there were more.

Moretti did a few


As did Michelotti


And Bertone. Looks remarkably like the Volvo 340 from the rear side.

And Zagato


And Savio. No, me neither.