Re: 164 face lift VS two tone model
There were two versions of the so called 'two-tone' model though weren't there? In '93 the car received a number of detailed improvements. Included were some minor exterior styling changes, inc new alloy wheels on the Lusso (with complementary plastic equivelent on lower spec models), different headlights (thin narrow body colour trim filling the gap with the bumper), and, I think, removal of the radio aerial (demister instead being the aerial). Inside, I think the main change was to the buttons on the fascia.
The later 'facelift' was about '95 was it not? This is the one with the new bumpers, chrome etc.
For me, the earlier 164s are undoubtedly the nicest, and after all, was what Mr. Pininfarina wanted the car to look like. Lots of black, subtle styling edges and grooves; very stylish and understated. The new bumpers look so out of place, and as so many 'facelifts' ruin the appearance of the car. Take the (recently discontinued) Fiat Punto facelift for example.
As for the '88-'93 'two tone' 164, I think both versions look great. The alloys on the '93 model look better in my view.
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