This Uno with the black license plate has become a member of Daniel's family who promises to pass it on to his son one day
The love for the Uno is also part of the past and the present of Professor Daniel Gustavo de Oliveira. “My wife's family had a 1985 Uno CS parked at the farm and I, who once had an Uno 1.6R, decided to restore it and make it a collectible black license plate”, he says. “I repaired the engine, I redid all the wiring, I took it to a specialist to restore the windows, I left the “little Uno” with everything original from that time, including its factory upholstery. Today it has 308,000 km on it, got the black license plate and gives me no worries. I only change the oil every thousand kilometers and nothing more. I drive it around just to show it off. The rest of the time, it stays home nicely covered”, explains Oliveira, who is still impressed by the extensive list of extra features available in the 30-year-old models.
“The Uno CS already had, in the 1980s, internal opening of the trunk, electric windows, ceiling clock, back wiper and rear defogger; a complete car for the time. And full of qualities too: very economical, simple to maintain, quite versatile, good for work, for freight transportation and for the family. Fiat produced an incredible car in the Uno. When you talk about Fiat, you think of the Uno”, he says.
Sporting black license plates for the past two years, Oliveira’ Uno has received numerous purchase proposals, but the professor guarantees that the car already has a future owner. “I will give it to my nine-year-old son, who is already accompanying me to the events. The passion is being passed on from father to son. That's why this car is priceless”.
Another person who will never be without a Fiat Uno is Sérgio Toshihide, who purchased his father's Fire 2002 model. “I’ve had it since 2014 and use it daily for work and leisure. My little Uno never lets me down and takes me wherever I want to go”, says the process technician, who since his teenage years has had a love for the Fiat Uno. “My father already had another Uno, and every time he parked it in the garage, I was in it. I even learned how to drive with the Uno, so the sentimental value is huge”, he highlights.