Fiats are known for breaking, rusting, and generally not being very durable. So this very nicely preserved 1978 model is a remarkable find for someone who likes Italian tin. I personally have a thing for ’70s Fiats thanks to my 8th grade math teacher, who drove a dark red (rust red?) 128 four-door. But this 131 has it all over Mrs. Sharp’s old 128: rear wheel drive, a longitudinally mounted twin cam engine, two doors, and lots of Abarth visuals splashed around the exterior. The squared-off, generic 2-door-sedan shape may not be sexy, but it is definitely the box sexy comes in. Now, about all this “Supermirafiori” and “Abarth” stuff: I’m not buying it. The VIN tag identifies this as a Federal-spec car. There was no Abarth version offered; it’s just a standard ’78 Fiat SuperBrava. I find it interesting that in the Hemmings.com classified ad for this car, the description makes nary a mention of the Abarth name. I guess Supermirafiori sounds more desirable and exotic than SuperBrava. The seller does indicate that it has the larger 1995cc engine, so at least that emblem is appropriate. Even though this is a fake/clone/tribute car, I still totally dig what it is, and the effort that the past owner has put into preserving and improving it since it came to America.