When they work, we all love digital dashes – I think this is a foregone conclusion. But apparently those in charge of naming the Fiat Tipo DGT were so fond of their pixelated panel that they named the whole entire car for it; an admirable feat. Find this 1989 Fiat Tipo DGT for sale in Providence, RI for an undisclosed number of lira via craigslist. Tip from Carter.
The Tipo, like many other European economy cars of the late 80’s, was based off of a shared platform that pretty much everyone Italian dipped into. For something relatively bottom market, it has some fascinating lines, particularly from the rear 3/4 view. The smokey rear lights, Borbet wheels, and rear winglet give it some sporting pretenses that it may or may not be able to back up.
Aurelio Lampredi likely didn’t think that the motor he designed in the mid-60’s would still be in production, no less turned sideways in a car with instrumentation and styling from space. Though there were heaps upon tons of engine options for the Tipo, this particular flavor appears to be a carbureted, 1.6l 8-valve variant. Though it will sound gnarly, it will not be fast.
Look straight past those horrific floormats and direct your eyes to what they named the car for: the glorious wide, illuminated, liquid crystal filled driver centro di informazioni. If I had more space, I’d start a digital dash museum in my house but since I don’t, I recommend google imaging that bad boy and then all of other European techno digi-dashes.
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Matt, a self-proclaimed bottom-feeder of the classic car market, spends half of his time buying cars, half of his time retrieving them, and the remaining third on keeping them on the road.