1966 FIAT 600 Multipla Registration no. not UK registered Chassis no. 100D108 129535
This FIAT 600 Multipla was acquired by the vendors in Paris. The car was provided with Italian international number plates and driven at running-in speed to Barcelona from whence it was shipped to Menorca. It resided there for many years, on its Italian plates, being used as transport at the family's holiday villa. The Multipla was only used for four weeks each year and was kept 'in bond' the rest of the time. Eventually it became difficult to insure on this basis and so was 'imported' into Spain and given Spanish plates, 'PM' standing for Palma Majorca. At around the same time (circa 2000), the car was fitted with a 900cc FIAT Panda engine to boost performance and cope with the weight of a growing family. The car continued to be 'MoT'd' and licensed and used as a holiday car, and was last registered on the roads in 2003 as evidenced by the sticker on the windscreen.
There was a plan to sell the family villa but no desire to sell the car, so it was brought back to the UK and has sat in the vendors' barn for 12 years. The decision has been taken that it deserves something better and that a new owner should be found.
The car has been re-commissioned, receiving new brake master and wheel cylinders. New brake shoes come with the car but have not been fitted as the old ones were not worn. A new water pump has been fitted. The car is running sweetly and has been issued with an MoT expiring July 2016. It is not registered but comes with its Spanish plates and its original Italian international ones.
The car has always been garaged and the odometer reads 24,000 kilometres, which is believed genuine and entirely consistent with the usage over its 50-year life. The odometer is working but the speedometer is stuck on 50km/h. The oil pressure warning light is not working, otherwise everything else is. Everything is original apart from the engine, while the body and chassis are very sound, the latter displaying only slight surface rust.