The 126 used much of the same mechanical underpinnings and layout as its Fiat 500 rear-engined predecessor with which it shared its wheelbase. However, in contrast it featured an all new bodyshell closely resembling a scaled-down Fiat 127.
This cute little two door was manufactured until 1979 and over a million were produced. Whilst this was considerable it was far short of the more popular Fiat 500. However, it found greater popularity in Eastern Europe as the Polski Fiat version, which sold in excess of three million.
GAZ is now offering an adjustable damper rate shock absorber for the 126 complete with height adjustable spring platforms for assister springs. The damper rate can be adjusted by means of an easily accessible adjuster knob on the side. GAZ can set the dampers up for general road use. They will also be suitable for occasional track slalom and sprint use; alternatively they can even be set up for serious classic racing use if desired.
GAZ dampers feature a zinc plated body and protective plastic sleeve to keep them looking good and working well for long into the future. All the units are individually tested before leaving the factory and covered by a two year warranty for non-competition use.
The GAZ coilover dampers for the Fiat 126 retail at £93.09 + VAT each in the UK. Overseas customers should contact their local GAZ dealer for prices.