1965 Fiat Multipla

Abarth

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1965
  • Car type 
    Station Wagon
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red/Grey/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.

It is widely believed that the Fiat 500 was Fiat''s first rear-engined post-war people''s car, but in this respect it was, in fact, predated by the 600 *or* Seicento. Produced from 1955 to 1969, it measured only 321cm in length but could still accommodate four people and their (light) luggage. It was such a success in post-war Italy that some 2.6 million were built at Fiat''s Mirafiori plant. The 600''s popularity was not confined to Italy alone though, as a wide range of countries from Russia to Argentina built the car under licence. Power came from a water-cooled four cylinder motor which was able to propel the little Fiat to 59mph/95kph with the 633cc engine *or* even to 68mph/110kph with the later 767cc variant.
A year after the 600''s debut, the Multipla was introduced - based on the same me