|Year||1964||Engine capacity||1451 cc|
|Exterior colour||Red||Engine configuration||4 cyclinder line with carburation|
|Interior colour||Black||Engine number||Matching|
|Upholstery||Leatherette||Rims||14-inch steel with hubcaps|
|0 - 100 km/u||11.5 sec||Wheels||Michelin|
|Top speed||160 km/u||Production numbers||22600|
|VIN number||026876||Other||Uno bella macchina|
In the 1950s, the Fabbrica Italiana di Automobili Torino was the largest European carmaker, and worldwide trailing only behind the three biggest US automakers in Detroit. This success was primarily due to the production of affordable family cars. Nevertheless, there was always a sportier lineup, in which stylish cabriolet’s were built. Moreover, there was even an active racing program at Fiat. The 118 series stems from a joint venture with Pininfarina. Designed specifically for the coupe and cabriolet, the chassis and body were equipped with 1200cc and 1500cc engines from the family sedan line. PininFarina was not only responsible for the design, but also built the 1200 and 1500 cabriolets. The involvement of this famous design house was virtually without exception a guarantee of success. Friend and foe alike admired this cabriolet for its stylish, charming and sporty lines. Details, such as the stunning dashboard with its two large dials behind the wheel, reminded people of the Italian sports cars that cost so much at the time; after all, they did come from the same drawing boards. The Fiat 1500 offers movie star good looks at a modest price. Step into this ‘time machine’ and experience the romance of the 1950s and ‘60s, when a car represented an exuberant leap toward freedom. The driving pleasure, especially with the top down, is, in its purest sense, a fantastic experience. Pure enjoyment from money well spent, and, with a little care and maintenance, the value will only rise. And that’s not something one often hears in the world of cars.
Options were virtually unknown at the time.
A beautiful and tight body, painted in stunning Rosso Fiat, that remains wholly original and completely rust-free. Wonderfully well-preserved, tight and professionally repainted only once for cosmetic reasons. Perfectly executed. This 1500 is in every respect a true car lover’s collectible car. Beautiful chrome, gleaming hubcaps, a renewed convertible top with transparent rear window. This car has ‘aged beautifully’ and retains its original appearance, which takes you back in time. That which is original and beautiful has been left untouched.
This Cabriolet’s interior has been completely newly upholstered. The seats are subtly adorned with stylishly appropriate red piping. The door panels and top of the dashboard are like new and flawless, and one holds in one’s hand the original steering wheel held by a beautiful Italian bella donna or Napolitano Casanova back in 1964. All the switches, handles and dials are pristine and perfectly functioning. The stylish allure of this car transports one back in time – a veritable time machine!
One finds the original, clearly well-maintained engine in a neat engine compartment. Every detail is original. This is a wholly uncompromised car, and also under the hood every component is highly maintained. Have a look at the impressive photos of the engine compartment. The entirely original trunk - pristine and rust-free and surprisingly large for a convertible – demands special praise. The wheels, replete with beautiful chrome hubcaps, are equipped with outstanding Michelin tires.
Sold new in 1964 by a Fiat Concesionaria in Bologna. This classic car was always parked in a dry garage and is beautifully preserved. She drives outstandingly well - further proof of her excellent maintenance. Acquired from an aficionado who has multiple classic cars parked in the garage under his house. Owing to advancing old age, he has decided to reduce his collection with the help of his son. One of our scouts came across this car and I quickly decided that we must have her in our collection. Delivered with ‘old blue’ Dutch license plates, new MOT and servicing.