Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1937
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Chassis number 
    0122334
  • Engine number 
    012272
  • Lot number 
    13
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

• 4,860 km indicated on speedometer
• Partially restored
• Black bodywork
• Original interior preserved in beige
• Matching Number and Matching Colour
• Original number plate of the time
• Registered in the ASi register
• ASI gold plate

In 1935 the brand new Fiat 1500 was presented at the Milan motor show. It was designed for a wealthy clientele who could appreciate its soft, modern lines. The bodywork, developed with aerodynamics in mind, was very streamlined with a large tapered front bonnet and a sloping windscreen. The headlights were integrated into the sinuous wheel arches. The engine was a compact straight-6 that was mated to a 4-speed gearbox. It was the first to feature an innovative X-frame chassis with a central beam that made the car lighter without compromising its safety and stability. Road holding was well above average thanks to the new independent 'Dubbonet' front suspension with longitudinal wishbone layout and hydraulic dampers.

The magnificent example we are offering at auction is the 4-door saloon version without a centre pillar and with the rear doors upwind. The luggage compartment does not open outwards, but is only accessible by reclining the rear seat, as in all models produced. It was first registered in 1937. The bodywork is black, the interior and all upholstery is Fiat light beige. The car was completely restored about 20 years ago after a long period of inactivity, the bodywork and interior have undergone a restoration of conservative type, the engine has undergone a general overhaul of all components both mechanical and electrical. Today the car is in excellent condition. This car is part of a beautiful collection of cars belonging to an Italian gentleman who has taken excellent care in all aspects of conservation and maintenance over the years. The car was still fitted with its original plates of the time (Mi). It is equipped with all its original documentation and it is enrolled in the historical register of the ASI. The car will be auctioned at Milano AutoClassica 2021 in extraordinary condition.