Seat 1200/1430 Sport Coupe
1975 to 1980
Body versions :
Gasoline: 1.2-1.4 liters
The Seat 1200 Sport Coupe is a two-door coupe of the lower middle class . He was the first model developed by Seat himself. Seat had previously built only Fiat constructions under license.
At its launch in the spring of 1975 , he received the four-cylinder inline engine of the Seat 124 with a displacement of 1197 cc front mounted transversely. The performance was raised with a double carburetor to 49 kW (67 hp). Thus, the 2 + 2-seater ran up to 160 km / h fast.
The 1200 sports coupe was significantly smaller than the five years earlier published Seat 124 sports coupe. The body had been designed by Aldo Sessano's Turin office Open Design ; she went back to the NSU Nergal study, which was developed for NSU and built by Eurostyle . The vehicle always had a black plastic front framing headlights and grille, and was nicknamed "Bocanegra" ("black mouth") in Spain responsible. For the first series of 1200 Sport, the platform (floor assembly, transmission, suspension) of the Fiat 127 was used. The drive of the side camshaft of the Fiat 124 engines via timing chain was converted from seat to timing belt.
In 1977, the Seat 1430 Sport Coupe with the same body, but bottom group, suspension and transmission from the Fiat 128. The engine of the Seat 1430 with 1438 cc now had a Register carburetor and 56.5 kW (77 hp). The same engine and transmission combination was used in the Seat 128 and Seat Ronda. The trunk could be opened by cable from the driver's seat.
At the beginning of 1980, the production of both vehicles, which had only moderate success in Europe, was discontinued without successors. As a successor, the concept vehicle Seat Bocanegra 2010 was built based on the Seat Ibiza of the 4th generation in 1000 copies.
Engines: Gasoline engines : 1.2-1.4 liters (49-56.5 kW)
Length: 3665 mm
Width: 1555 mm
Height: 1250 mm
Wheelbase :2225 mm
Curb weight : 805-815 kg