|Year||1964||Engine capacity||1451 cc|
|Exterior colour||Light Blue||Engine configuration||4 cylinder line with carburetion|
|Interior colour||Black||Engine number||Matching|
|Upholstery||Leather||Rims||14-inch steel with hubcaps|
|0 - 100 km/u||11.5 sec||Wheels||Pirelli|
|Top speed||160 km/u||Production numbers||22600|
|VIN number||118H037231||Other||Completely restored|
In the 1950s, the Fabbrica Italiana di Automobili Torino was the largest European carmaker, 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 cabriolets were built. Moreover, Fiat even had an active racing program. The 118 series stems from a joint venture with Pininfarina. Designed specifically for the coupe and cabriolet, the chassis and body were equipped with 1300cc and 1500cc engines from the family sedan line. PininFarina was not only responsible for the design, but also built the 1300 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. This 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. Please note: the license plate shown in the photo is not originally from this car.
Luxurious options were virtually unknown at that time, yet this 1500 features new leather-covered seats and floor carpeting with beautiful inlay. She also comes with a premium cover for the open-top, which is also new.
A beautiful, tight body, painted in fresh ‘baby blue’, that is completely restored and rust-free. Not a single detail missed. This 1500 looks like a car that is five years old, not fifty! Beautiful chrome, gleaming hubcaps, new convertible top with transparent rear window and flawless bumpers.
Newly reupholstered in black leather. Every element features the authentic materials. In a word: superb. The dashboard is stunning, painted in the original vehicle color, with all instruments working like new and featuring the original steering wheel and shining chrome. The floor carpeting and door panels are like new. See the photos: a wonderfully classic car without a sign of wear found anywhere.
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 a winner under the hood. Have a look at the impressive photos of the engine - highly original-looking yet also overhauled. Moreover, the pristine, rust-free trunk - surprisingly large for a convertible - deserves special praise. The wheels, replete with beautiful chrome hubcaps, are equipped with virtually brand new tires.
Sold new in 1964 by a Fiat dealership situated in southern Italy, this car comes from the third owner, who restored and overhauled her 11,000km ago. She looks and drives like new. See the pristine, rust-free underside of this car. Clearly cared for by a car lover. She is one of best-looking ever seen on the market. Come on down to view and enjoy her.