1939 Fiat Regata

500 A Barchetta

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1939
  • 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
Saturday 24th October 2009
Admission by catalogue only - admits two
Chassis Number: 500 * 18308
The Tipo 500A, affectionately known as the ‘Topolino‘ (Little Mouse) was introduced in 1936, and revolutionised transport for the masses all over Europe, being cheap and reliable and fun to drive; over 112,000 were made before production ceased in 1948, only minor modifications being made over this period. They were frequently used as a basis for competition cars, and the bodywork entrusted to many of the carrozzerie in business at the time. The mechanics were more often than not provided or upgraded by Siata, the pre-war equivalent to Abarth. They achieved notable successes and took part in all the important races of the period, including the mythical Mille Miglia.
Chassis 18308 is such an example, having been fitted with a most attractive barchetta-style body by noted Emilia Romagna based carrozziere Zambonelli, whereas the mechani