Moretti Sportiva 850
from 1967 to 1971
4 cylinder 843 cc
142.91 in, 3,630 mm
79.80 in, 2,027 mm
43.70 in, 1,110 mm
45.20 in, 1,148 mm
680 empty k g
The Moretti Sportiva is a special built coupé produced by Moretti, based on Fiat 850, from 1967 to 1971.
Presented in 1967, the "Sportiva" Moretti fast back coupe was a rear engine sports car designed for a clientele accustomed to choosing the trim according to their taste. This method of realization, unthinkable for mass production, survived in the twenty years following the second post-war period, to definitively disappear in the late 1970s. From the 1960s, freed from the burden of designing and manufacturing all the mechanical parts of its cars, the Moretti company presented an impressive series of models based on Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Fiat, always with the same concern for quality of its finishes and interior fittings. Most of these models received the signature of the famous Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti, who signed more than thirty bodies.
The "Sportiva" SS was initially proposed in the "S2" type (two seats), both in the "Coupé" version and in the "Transformable “with large canvas sunroof also T top.The body a self-supporting metal body in boxed steel sheet other models as a normal coupe and 4 door berlina. the car featured independent suspension and anti-roll bars front and rear, with fully synchromesh 4 speed gearbox. For power 1 Weber 30 ICF-2 or Solex C30 PIB-4 downdraught single barrel carburettor with front disc brakes for stopping power.
There were numerous variants to allow customers to customize the car and, in addition to the usual choice of colours and fabrics for the interiors, they contemplated the possibility of obtaining finishes and equipment of great prestige for the time, such as electrically operated windows, painting metallic or Borrani spoked rims. It was also possible to mount a special engine with a displacement increased to 982 cm³.
- Engine capacity: 51.44 cu in, 843 cu cm
- Fuel consumption: 40.3 m/imp gal, 33.6 mlUS gal, 7 1 X 100 km
- Max speed: 93.2 mph, 150 km/h
- Max power(SAE): 50 hp at 6,000 rpm
- Max torque (SAE): 46 1b ft, 6.3 kg m at 4,100 rpm
- Max engine rpm: 6,900
- Specific power: 59.3 hp/l
- Weight ratio: 30.4 lb/hp, 13.8 kg/hp
Given the aerodynamic profiling, it was necessary to place the spare wheel horizontally in the front compartment, occupying it entirely and forcing the designers to create a compartment for luggage, closed by a stretched sheet, between the seats and the engine compartment. The lack of rear seats was unwelcome by buyers and, the following year, Moretti presented the "S4" type which provided for the 2 + 2 arrangement, at the time of possible homologation. Only Around 300 "Sportiva" models were produced in the various productions.
Moretti 850 Sportiva Technical details and specifications (1967-1971)
4 stroke; cylinders: 4, in line
bore and stroke: 2.56 x 2.50 in, 65 x63.5 mm
engine capacity: 51.44 cu in, 843 cu cm
compression ratio: 9.5
cylinder block: cast iron
cylinder head: light alloy
crankshaft bearings: 3
valves: 2 per cylinder, overhead, in line,push-rods and rockers
camshafts: 1, side
lubrication: gear pump, centrifugal filter
carburation: 1 Weber 30 ICF-2 or Solex C30 PIB-4 downdraught single barrel carburettor
fuel feed:mechanical pump
cooling system: liquid, sealed circuit
driving wheels: rear
clutch: single dry plate
gearbox: mechanical; gears: 4 + reverse
synchromesh gears: all
gearbox ratios: 1st 3.636,2nd 2.055, 3rd 1.409, 4th 0.963, rev 3.615
gear lever: central
final drive: hypoid bevel
axle ratio: 4.625.
front suspension: independent, wishbones, trahsverse leaf-spring lower arms, anti-roll bar, telescopic dampers
rear suspension: independent, semi-trailing arms, coil springs, anti-roll bar, telescopic dampers.
screw and sector
turns of steering wheel lock to lock: 3.75.
turning circle (between walls): 33.5 ft,10.2 m
front disc, rear drum.
voltage: 12 V
battery: 36 Ah
generator type: dynamo, 230 W
ignition distributor: Marelli
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
wheel base: 79.80 in, 2,027 mm
fronttrack: 45.12 in,1,146 mm
rear track: 44.13 in, 1,121 mm
overall length: 142.91 in, 3,630 mm
overall width: 45.20 in, 1,148 mm
overall height: 43.70 in, 1,110 mm
ground clearance:4.37 in, 111 mm
dry weight: 1,521 1b, 690 kg
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Moretti 850 Sportiva Maintenance and Service Guide (1967-1971)
Fuel: 98-100 oct petrol
Engine sump oil: 5.63 imp Pt, 6.76 US pt. 3.21, SAE 20W-40, change every 3,100 miles, 5,000 km
Total lubricating system capacity: 7.74 imp pt, 9.30 US pt
Gearbox and final drive oil: 3.70 imp pt, 4.44 US pt. 2.1 1, SAE 90, change every 18,600 miles, 30,000 km
Greasing: every 1,600 miles, 2,500 km, 2 points
Cooling system capacity:13.20 imp pt, 15.85 US pt
Tappet clearances: inlet 0.008 in, 0.20 mm, exhaust 0.008 in, 0.20 mm
Valve timing: inlet opens 20° before tdc and closes 60° after bdc, exhaust opens 60° before bdc and closes 20° after tdc
Normal tyre pressure: front 17 psi, 1.2 atm, rear 24 psi, 1.7 atm.
Width of rims: 4" 145 x 13 "/ Rims: 6j x 13" in alloy or sheet metal, 5j x 13 "spoked
Tyres: 145 x 12
Fuel tank capacity: 6.6 imp gal, 7.9 US gal,
Carrying capacity: 353 1b, 160 kg
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