1932 Fiat 508

S Siata “Coppa d’Oro” ex-Gilera, 1934 Mille Miglia

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1932
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue/Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Automoto D‘Epoca
Padova Fiera
Padova, Italy
Saturday 24th October 2009
Admission by catalogue only - admits two
Registration Number: EU registered Chassis Number: 016627
The Ex Giuseppe Gilera 1934 Mille Miglia
The Fiat 508 made its official debut at the Milan automobile show in 1932. The first version of the car came with a 3 speed gearbox and was Fiat‘s bread and butter model. It was offered with three types of bodywork, 2 door coupe, torpedo and spyder.
The coachwork of the Balilla S was originally designed by the famous Italian coachbuilders Ghia. Subsequently Fiat purchased the rights to the design and offered the model in two different types: the "Coppa d‘Oro" with flowing wings and the "Mille Miglia" with sportier cycle wings. Power was supplied by means of an inline four cylinder sidevalve engine with a capacity of 995 cc, producing some 30 hp. Siata produced at the time accessories and uprated parts, making it probably one of the earliest car "tuners