Fiat 501 Sport Cabriolet
Year of manufacture 1924 - ein echter Oldtimer
Great condition and perfectly documented!
6.231 kms (abgelesen)
18kW (24 Hp)
Number of doors
Number of seats
Year of manufacture
renewed prior to transaction
The Fiat 501 became the first large-scale production model of the leading Italian car manufacturer. The first prototypes were on the road as early as 1918, and the new model was presented to the public for the first time at the Paris Motor Show in 1919.
In designing this small car, Fiat did not go the way of some other manufacturers, who tried to make their cars more affordable by reducing them to spindly driving machines. The 501, designed by Carlo Cavalli, was a solid car with a powerful, side-steered four-cylinder engine of 1460cc that produced 23 bhp at 2600 rpm. The four-speed gearbox was interlocked with the engine. Bodywork and finish were mediocre, but this did not bother anyone in the domestic market.
Also, the gear ratios were a bit too low. But driving the 501 still meant greater driving ability compared to similar cars of the same class.Steering, transmission shifting and handling of the car were good, and the 80 km/h achievable with the 501 was in line with the usual. From 1926 on, front wheel brakes were standard, and at the same time the car was given the Fiat 501 B designation. Who wanted to have this car in a sporty version, had a Silvani cylinder head with overhead valves installed, as it was available from 1924 onwards; it brought machines to 25 hp, good for the top of 125 km/h. Then came the Tipo 501S. Its engine produced 26 hp at 3000 rpm, not much more than the normal model, but its sporty appearance was enhanced by the elegant bodywork, such as that available from Ghia as the "torpedo Speciale".
This Fiat 501 was built in 1924 in Germany and was with 24 hp quite nippy for its time. Due to it's good documentation, the story of the vehicle can be checked up to today. A registration card of the occupying forces testifies to this. The car is in a nice patina condition and technically so far in order. An inspection has just been carried out.
Subject to potential errors and changes.
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