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1972 Fiat 126 by melkorius 1972 Fiat 126 by melkorius
The Fiat 126 is a city car introduced in October 1972 at the Turin Auto Show as a replacement for the Fiat 500. Most were produced in Bielsko-Biała, Poland as the Polski Fiat 126p until 2000. It was replaced by the front-engined Fiat Cinquecento in 1993.
The 126 used much of the same mechanical underpinnings and layout as its Fiat 500 rear-engined predecessor with which it shared its wheelbase, but featured an all new bodyshell closely resembling a scaled-down Fiat 127.

Engine capacity was increased from 594 cc to 652 cc at the end of 1977 when the cylinder bore was increased from 73.5 to 77 mm. Claimed power output was unchanged at 23 PS (17 kW), but torque was increased from 39 Nm (29 lbft) to 43 newton metres (32 lbft).

A subsequent increase took the engine size to 704 cc in new "restyling" model Fiat 126 Bis (19871991), with 26 PS (19 kW) of motive power.

In Italy, the car was produced in the plants of Cassino and Termini Imerese until 1979. By this time 1,352,912 of the cars had been produced in Italy.

The car continued however to be manufactured by FSM in Poland, where it was produced from 1973 to 2000 as the Polski Fiat 126p. Even after the introduction of the 126 Bis (a 126p with water-cooled engine of indigenous Polish construction), the original model continued to be produced for the Polish market. The car was also produced under licence by Zastava in Yugoslavia. In 1984, the 126 received a facelift, giving it plastic bumpers (for all versions) and a new dashboard. This model named Fiat 126p FL. In 1994, the 126p received another facelift, and some parts from the Fiat Cinquecento, this version was named 126 EL. The 126 ELX introduced a catalytic converter.

Despite clever marketing, the 126 never achieved the frenzied popularity of the 500. The total number of 126 produced is: 1,352,912 in Italy, 3,318,674 in Poland, 2,069 in Austria, and an unknown number in Yugoslavia.
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Lew-GTR Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aaah, my future car :) Greetings from Poland!
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melkorius Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
LOL...great! here in portugal there aren't much ;)
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Lew-GTR Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Generally it's good they ARE in Portugal... I wouldn't guessed! :)
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Hiddenus Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Coool :)
Now I'll put it somewhere on top of my site so everyone will find it out easily when enter on my profile :)

After slight changes for edges of this image I made it as a wallpaper. :D

Thank you :hug:
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melkorius Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'll put this render with the option of dowload active so you can have it bigger ok?
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Hiddenus Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ok :)
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