1937 Fiat 1500

6C Sport Barchetta

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1937
  • Mileage 
    3 200 km / 1 989 mi
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Brown
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    70 PS / 52 kW / 70 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Powered by a 6 cylinder 1.5 litre engine, this example received the dashing Barchetta body, designed and built by Carrozzeria Reda in Modena, as early as 1945. In order to make the engine more competitive, a Weber carburetor was installed raising the engine’s output to a heady 70 hp. After having been abandoned in the proverbial barn for many years, the little Fiat was finally discovered and bought in 1995 by a Mr. Silvestro Specchia. A restoration with the aim of a Mille Miglia entry was duly commissioned resulting not only in a participation in this legendary event but also a lengthy article on the car in the April 2010 issue of the Italian publication “Ruoteclassiche”. Armed with a Fiat registry entry, a CSAI Identity card and successful MM participations in 2010, 13 and 14, a further entry shouldn’t present any obstacles. This lovely Barchetta is in excellent condition and has completed its most recent MOT (incl. veteran status) in January 2014.