1938 Fiat 508Spyder Balilla Sport
Year of manufacture1938
Car typeConvertible / Roadster
Exterior brand colourRed
Coys Auction - Légende et Passion
Friday 9th May 2008 12:00 - 19:00
Saturday 10th May 2008 from 10:00
Saturday 10th May 2008
Collectors' Items 14.30
Motor Cars at 15.00
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
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 9