While manager of a main Fiat dealership in the 1990s, our father sold one of the very first Fiat Coupes seen in the UK. A Broom Yellow 2.0 16V NA, it was delivered bright and early on the official launch day to a lady in London who stipulated that all badges and any mention of 'Fiat' be removed from the exterior of the car - so her jealous neighbours could speculate exactly which model of Ferrari she had splashed out on! Before it was sent out though, we were allowed to quietly slip into the dealership and very carefully peek under the cover at this exciting new sportscar. We were smitten straight away.
Fast forward (a frightening number of years!) and we've since owned, sold and worked on countless Coupes of all varieties and hues. In fact, at the time of writing we've got two 20VT's in stock, just sold a 20VT6 a couple of weeks ago and potentially have a 16V NA coming in shortly for no small amount of work. As such, we're often asked for advice on buying one of these timelessly stylish cars, so here are a few of the tips we've picked up over the past twenty-four years of dealing with these underrated, guaranteed future classics.