The design parameters surrounding the Fiat 600 were aimed at being an economical but capable vehicle. With a stipulated weight of just under 1000lb, it had the ability to carry 4 adults and luggage, with a cruising speed around 53mph. This 4-speed manual Fiat 600 was purchased in the summer of 2004 in Mede, Italy. Its current owner imported it into Mexico in September and began a partial restoration. An antique car certification was obtained in Mexico City in March 2005. This Fiat has taken top honors at several car events since 2008.
The Fiat 600 was produced from 1955 to 1969. It was the manufacturer’s first rear engine model. Dante Giacosa, already in charge on the Fiat Design Department, started the 600 project on August 1, 1951, known as project number “100”. On March 10, 1955 the 600 was officially launched in Geneva. The initial production was 600 units per day, with 2,452,107 being produced from 1955-1970.
This is a great example of Fiat’s first rear engine model. In two-tone grey with red, this would be a great addition to any micro car enthusiast’s collection.