1934 Fiat 508

Spyder balilla Sport

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1934
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • 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 Fiat 508 made its official debut at the Milan Automobile Show in 1932, the first version of which came with a three speed gearbox and was Fiat''s ‘bread and butter’ model. It was offered with three types of bodywork, two door coupe, torpedo and spyder, while the coachwork of the Balilla S was originally designed by the famous Italian coachbuilder Ghia. Subsequently Fiat purchased the rights for 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 an inline four cylinder side-valve engine with a capacity of 995cc, producing some 30bhp. Siata produced at the time accessories and up-rated parts, making it probably one of the earliest car tuners around. For the Balilla, Siata produced a