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Steyr-Fiat 2300 Berlina Deluxe

FACTS

1963

CONSTRUCTION YEAR

LAMPREDI

6 cylinders

105 hp

2,280 cc

ENGINE

Giovanni Michelotti

DESIGNERS

4,500

NUMBER OF PIECES

1961 - 1968

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STORY

The story of the Steyr Fiat 2300 Deluxe is a fascinating chapter in the automotive industry that highlights the collaboration between the Austrian company Steyr-Daimler-Puch and the Italian car manufacturer Fiat.

The Fiat 2300 was first introduced in 1961 and was the top model in the Fiat range. It came in several variants, including saloons and station wagons. The Steyr Fiat 2300 Deluxe was a special variant built under license in Austria by Steyr-Daimler-Puch. This collaboration made it possible to combine Fiat's Italian style and technical expertise with Austrian precision and manufacturing quality.

The Steyr Fiat 2300 Deluxe was equipped with a 2.3-liter inline-six engine that produced 105 horsepower. These engines were developed by Aurelio Lampredi, a former Ferrari engineer, which gave the vehicles a sporty character. The car was known for its robust construction and luxurious interior, which included high-quality materials and modern amenities such as a Becker Mexico radio.

The car was particularly popular in Austria and other European countries. Its spacious cabin and smooth performance made it a preferred choice for politicians and celebrities. For example, the Steyr Fiat 2300 Deluxe was used by Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky as an official car.

The Steyr Fiat 2300 Deluxe is now a sought-after classic, valued for its rarity and elegant design. It symbolizes the successful cooperation of two major European car manufacturers and remains a remarkable example of technological and aesthetic innovations of the 1960s. Collectors and enthusiasts of historic vehicles value it for its historical significance and outstanding driving characteristics.

PERSONAL STORY

This vehicle is in excellent condition. The interior looks like new and is extremely well maintained.

The vehicle has also been extensively overhauled technically: a complete engine service was carried out, the brake pads and hoses were replaced, the steering linkage was replaced and an oil service was carried out.

In addition, this Fiat has a well-preserved original Becker Mexico radio, which underlines the nostalgic charm and historical value of the vehicle.

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