Fiat 1500 Cabriolet -1964
The Fiat 1500 Cabriolet was designed and manufactured by Pininfarina from 1959 to 1966 as a successor of the Fiat 1200 and Transformabile.
The Fiat 1500 Cabriolet type 118, is powered by an 1500 cc four cylinder OHV engine with aluminium crossflow head and a two barrel Weber carburettor that develops 80 hp. Together with it’s relatively light weight of 960 kg, it provides a pure Italian sportscar with brisk acceleration and a top speed of 160 km/h.
Fiat offered the car very complete: Pirelli Cinturato tires, leatherette upholstery, padded dash, electric wipers, tachometer, cigarette lighter, heater, defroster, steeringlock, tonneau cover, 4 interior lights in all compartments, automatic returning signals, safety belt anchors, bumper guards, ashtray, emergency tool kit, factory undercoating and: power brakes!
This example has a unique story. The originally Dutch delivered Fiat was in possession of the same Dutch family since 1967. Grandfather who started the familybusiness bought the car and cherished the Spider. Every businessevent the car was present and with every company relocation the car moved along. At last the grandson inherited the car at a mileage of 15.500 km. The specific conditions in which the car is preserved, contributed to a remarkable condition. The underside is rustfree and has still the originally applied undercoating. The car shows authentic with little traces of use and chrome parts with minimal patina. The “new” leatherette upholstery, with the heavy foam padding still intact, and it’s first carpets, are silent witnesses of a unique history.
Recently we have revised the engine with new gaskets. Along with that, the fuel system has been renewed and we mounted a new hand built stainless steel fuel tank. The complete brakesystem has been revised and a new brakebooster has been installed. The first linen of the sofftop had become dry as parchment. So it received a new black canvas softtop as well. At last 5 new Pirelli Cinturato tires were mounted. Exactly as original.
This Fiat 1500 Cabriolet is incomparable, and a unique opportunity for the real enthusiast.