SEAT 1430

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SEAT 1430
1969-Seat 1430. A Coruña.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerSEAT
Production1969–1975
255,414
AssemblyBarcelona, Spain
Body and chassis
ClassFamily car
Body style4-door Sedan
LayoutFR layout
RelatedSEAT 124, Fiat 124 Special
Powertrain
Engine1438 cc (52 kW):
1592 cc (71 kW):
1756 cc (78 kW)
Transmission4 speed manual gear box
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,420 mm (95 in)
Length4,030 mm (159 in)
Width1,625 mm (64.0 in)
Curb weight855 kg (1,885 lb)
Chronology
PredecessorNone
SuccessorSEAT 131
SEAT 1430, rear view

The SEAT 1430 was a 4-door sedan made by SEAT in Spain from 1969 to 1975. The car was based on the FIAT 124 Special, but the front lights were the square ones from the FIAT 125 instead of round. The cockpit was almost identical to the Fiat 125. In 1973, the GTI version of the SEAT 1430 was introduced as the 1430 Especial 1600 model, popularly known as "FU". It was superseded by the SEAT 131, while the donor car, the SEAT 124 continued in its base form until 1980.

The SEAT 1430 also provided the engine and other underpinnings for the "Auto Replica MG 50", a Spanish-made replica of the MG TD.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Costa, André & Georges-Michel Fraichard, ed. (September 1981). "Les nouvelles repliques" [The new replicas]. Salon 1981: Toutes les Voitures du Monde. l'Auto Journal (in French). Paris: Homme N°1 (14 & 15): 43.