1938 Fiat 508

Spyder Balilla Sport

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1938
  • 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 - Légende et Passion

Espace Fontvielle
Monaco

On View:
Friday 9th May 2008 12:00 - 19:00
Saturday 10th May 2008 from 10:00

Sale:

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