Fiat 600 (1955) CHASSIS N° 015962, ENGINE: 4 CYLINDER IN LINE, DISPLACEMENT: 633 CM3, POWER: 24,5 BHP, BODY: SALOON, A VERY RARE, AND MILLE MIGLIA ELIGIBLE, GEARBOX: MANUAL, DRIVE: LHD, “CARROZZERIE SPECIALI” 600 FROM THE FIRST MONTH OF PRODUCTION
In the mid-fifties the venerable Topolino C, now only produced in Belvedere form, was just too old for both the clients and the factory. Under the guidance of Dante Giacosa the Fiat technical department, then in one of its best periods, produced the 600: a vastly better and simpler car for those who had to produce them as well as those who wanted to buy them. As a matter of fact, 900,000 units were produced in the first five years: three times the Topolino C’s volume. The 600 was launched at the Geneva Motor Show on March the 10th, 1955. The car on offer today was registered on May the 4th of the same year, and therefore it is among the very first produced. It is in fact a very rare first series, with sliding side windows. What makes it even more special is the fact that it is one of the very few which were enhanced by a special department, where she received a duo-tone paint and a host of accessories, like foglamps and window deflectors. This job was done in a separate shop in the Lingotto factory, and the cars proudly sported the badge “Fiat Carrozzerie Speciali”. It belongs to a well known classic cars restored, who brought her back to pristine conditions, to the point that she now surely is one of the rarest and best 600s around. Having been produced in 1955, it is obviously Mille Miglia eligible. The vehicle is in excellent mechanical condition but for safety reasons, we advise the purchaser to have it checked over and to replace the fluids, filters and perishable elements.