1992 Fiat 126 BIS Bosmal recreation cabrio, 704cc. Registration number J865 WTW. Chassis number ZFA126A 0003186110. Engine number 126, A2,000, 3191610 (DVLA says 0319161).
The Fiat 126 was presented at the 1972 Turin Motor Show as the successor to the Fiat 500 Nuova. After almost 20 years, the spherical body shape no longer struck a chord with the modern 1970's so Fiat designer Sartorelli designed the new body in a contemporary, angular style. One benefit was that there was now enough space for 4 passengers. The fuel tank was placed under the folding rear seat, this increased the luggage space from 30 to 100 litres, the chassis and the engine were largely taken over from the predecessor.
The Fiat plants produced almost 1.4 million 126s in Italy until 1980 when production ended 1987, but in parallel, since 1973, the car was built under license by the Polish FSM in Bielsko-Biala and Tychy until 2000. During its lifetime, two convertible models were created, the Bosmal version with a roll bar and almost original size doors and a POP produced a version with cutaway doors similar to the Jolly.
WTW is a UK RHD drive example, bought from Belle Vue Motors of Southend on Sea by Mrs Carter of Billericay on the 1st January 1992. She has a pre delivery stamp in the service book and her first service was in November 1993 at 1,214 miles. In July 1994 long term owner, Mrs May of Burnham on Crouch bought her; in 2002 May bought her a new burgundy hood for £411.25, one presumes this was the time that the Bosmal recreation was created, although there is no paperwork on file related to it.
In August 2019 she was bought by David Parr of Todmorden and our vendor bought her in 2020.
There are tax discs on file from 1993 until 2002 and MOT history from 2016 at 35,373 miles through to the last on in 2021 at 35,903 miles. She was last serviced in October 2020 and a new fuel tank was fitted in 2021.
This four owner from new will require recommissioning before use, she was driven onto the trailer for delivery but has fuel delivery issues at present, carb, fuel pump and fuel line clean should clear this up.
Sold with the V5C, paperwork mentioned above, service books and manuals.