Where we are going, there might not be roads... '99 Fiat Panda 4x4

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This started when public floated the idea of buying a car for the Balkan roadtrip in Slovenia. He wanted a Yugo initially, but then considered at least 50 different cars, including a classic Fiat Panda. I've been slowly processing this information, until I decided that I want must have a Panda 4x4 in my life.


The initial plan was to buy the cheapest classic Panda 4x4 in Slovenia. But I ended up buying the most expensive classic Panda 4x4 in Slovenia :lol: Well, Ice and nicjasno did the buying, I will only get to see the car live in about a month's time. In fact, I still don't know what kind of fabric is under those seat covers, could be something really awful :p

After the roadtrip, and the ringmeet, I plan on driving it home, and using it as a daily winter transport. Super excited about it!

The Panda is in nicjasno's care at the moment, I hope he'll soon have time to add a hundred more photos and details about it's condition here :)








 

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MXM;n3550707 said:
The Panda is in nicjasno's care at the moment, I hope he'll soon have time to add a hundred more photos and details about it's condition here :)
FTFY :p

What's the matter with buying snotboxes for 4000+ km roadtrips? Oh, right, Mikko and me started this trend, I should keep quiet... :p
 

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loose_unit;n3550708 said:
This is amazing! I love it!

mjk;n3550709 said:
That's brilliant. 10/10. Highly approved.
Thanks!

Eye-Q;n3550710 said:
What's the matter with buying snotboxes for 4000+ km roadtrips? Oh, right, Mikko and me started this trend, I should keep quiet... :p
You've had practically a sportscar with your massive 68hp in the Swift!
 

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Woo, congrats! Looking forward to knowing more about it and eventually seeing it in person at the Ringmeet :) Hope it brings you a lot of joy and no trouble!
 

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Love it, I still enjoy watching that old Wheeler Dealers episode with the 4x4 Panda despite them ruining it. I didn't know they still made these in 1999, or is it 1899? :p
 

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Oh yeah, WD really did a number on that poor car, didn't they.... This is MY98, produced in 99, first registered in 2000. They made them until 2003!
 

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Eye-Q;n3550710 said:
FTFY :p

What's the matter with buying snotboxes for 4000+ km roadtrips? Oh, right, Mikko and me started this trend, I should keep quiet... :p




And the thing is still going!
 

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Looking forward to being stuck behind it on the roadtrip :p Quite a cool little car.
 

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Wohoo, congratulations, absolutely amazing! I always wanted one before I dropped the habit...

Weren't they built by Steyr in Graz, not far from Maribor?
 

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Beni;n3550856 said:
Wohoo, congratulations, absolutely amazing! I always wanted one before I dropped the habit...

Weren't they built by Steyr in Graz, not far from Maribor?
Thanks :)

According to wiki all Pandas were built at Mirafiori, but Steyr designed the 4x4 gear, and supplied it (for the first generation, anyway).
 

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Hmm, German Wikipedia thinks it was built in Austria.

Does it have the funky extra dials?

 

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Sadly I think the Pandometer was only offered in the Sisley special edition that got brown leather seats and a dark green metallic paint.
 
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