1959 Fiat 600
With a boom in the number of small and microcars on European roads throughout the 1950s, Fiat entered the fray with the Fiat 600 in 1955. The first rear-engined Fiat, it was built to carry four passengers at an 85 km/h cruising speed. One of the most versatile Italian platforms ever produced, the 600 included the iconic Jolly and versatile Multipla. This beautiful mirror door example was recently restored from an accident-free vehicle that had sat under cover for 35 years. The engine was professionally rebuilt using new internals and a number of new ancillaries were installed, including the radiator, generator, starter, and voltage regulator. The clutch, brakes, brake lines, master and wheel cylinders are also new, as are the fuel tank, exhaust, muffler, shock absorbers, suspension bushings and rubber boots. An emphasis was placed on period correct details, including factory decals and stickers throughout. The new interior from Italy is in excellent condition and everything is operable except for the driving lights, which have not been wired. A very good running and driving example in fully restored condition, this is an investment quality example that is a rare sight on American roads.
Auction Estimate: $12,000-15,000