SEAT 1200/1430 Sport

Classic Car

There’s no doubting the Seat 1200 Sport’s good looks, but its creation was a hard-nosed business one. The Spanish carmaker decided that it wasn’t going to licence-build the Fiat 128 3P, and decided to build its own instead. It was known as the Bocanegra (Spanish for ‘Black Mouth’) because of its black polymer bumpers – perfect for Mediterranean driving conditions. The locally produced engine was shared with the Fiat 124, and the car’s underpinnings were from the 127, so it was a real ‘bitza’. But an appealing one. The body was not suited to northern climes…

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