1957 Fiat 1500

S OSCA Coupe

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1957
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    White
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Automoto D‘Epoca
Padova Fiera
Padova, Italy

Italy

Saturday 25th October 2008

Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

The precursor of the Fiat 1500 coupé and cabriolet was the Fiat 1200 Trasformabile of the early and mid-1950s. For the construction of this new coupé, FIAT commissioned Pininfarina to create a new body. The result confirmed its expectations from the master designer: elegant and unique lines, destined to become a classic. To match the exciting looks, the famous Bialbero 118000 engine, built by OSCA – Officine Specializzate Costruzione Automobili, owned by the Maserati brothers – was made available for the Fiat 1500 S Coupé.
Producing an impressive 95bhp from the small 1.5 litre twin overhead camshaft engine with single double-barrel carburettor, truly sporting performance was available which could propel this pretty little car to a top speed of more than 180kph through the five speed gearbox. Exc