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Centro storico Fiat (Fiat historic center)

FIAT 643 EP, FIAT 650 E, FIAT 650 E1, FIAT 682 N2, FIAT 682 N3, FIAT 682 T3, FIAT 693, FIAT 405



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The mini Rolls Royce

This is the all new Fiat 500e 3+1 doors. The Fiat 500 Electric 3+1 Debuts As More Practical Mini EV compared to its normal electric

Questa è la nuovissima Fiat 500e 3+1 porte.

La Fiat 500 Electric 3+1 debutta come Mini EV più pratica rispetto alla normale elettrica

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In 1953, Fiat redesigned the 1100 ‘Millecento’ as a compact 4-door sedan with a modern monocoque bodywork and integrated front lights. (Fiat’s British advertising of the day dubbed it ‘the magic Millecento.’) It used Fiat’s well-established 1089cc OHV engine with cast-iron block and aluminum alloy cylinder head. The front suspension had coil springs, with upper and lower wishbone arms; leaf springs at the back. Both ends have double-acting hydraulic dampers and anti-roll bars. The body features rear-hinged front doors, still common on Continental cars of the time.

Premiered at the Paris Salon in 1953, the ‘TV’ (Turismo Veloce) was the higher-performance version of the newly introduced FIAT 1100 Berlina (saloon). Introduced at the Geneva Salon earlier that same year, the 1100/103 featured unitary construction of the body/chassis and was powered by an entirely new 1,089cc overhead-valve four-cylinder engine. Saloon and station wagon models were offered. For the Turismo Veloce, power was raised from 36 to 50bhp, giving the TV a top speed of 135km/h. A single spot lamp on the centre of the radiator grille was a distinguishing feature of the TV, which featured additional exterior chrome trim and could be ordered with two-tone paintwork. A trasformabile (convertible) TV was added to the range in 1955. The TV was raced extensively by FIAT’s more sporting customers, its most prestigious victories including class wins at the Mille Miglia in 1954 and 1955.

Carrozzeria Pininfarina offered its own two-door coupé on the 1100 TV platform. The car was first displayed at the 1953 Paris Salon, and the famed Italian coachbuilder would go on to build some 780 examples over the next three years. From around 1955 Pininfarina’s graceful and well proportioned TV coupé featured a wraparound rear window (as seen on this example) similar to that found on some of the Carrozzeria’s Ferraris of the time.

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From the postwar period to the seventies (Fiat – filage movies)

In 1972 Fiat was the absolute leader in Europe with 1,164,064 cars sold, while the closest competitors they were well under one million: Ford 920,000 cars, Renault 854,000, Opel 745,000 and Volkswagen 672 thousand. Peugeot and Citroën, which would only merge into PSA in 1976, together reached 975 thousand. Fiat, which had not yet acquired Alfa Romeo (the change took place 14 years later), registered 804,000 cars in Italy and 360,000 in the rest of Europe, one third of which in Germany and one sixth in France.

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In 1939, Fiat presented the 626N and 666N

Protagonists of transport during the Second World War, the Fiat 626N and 666N started the mass production of Italian advanced cab trucks.

In 1939, Fiat presented the 626N and 666N (N stands for naphtha), two trucks that today we could define the border point between the past and the future in Italian truck production.

Their main feature was the advanced cabins, even if in reality they weren’t quite the first … The start of series production, however, gave way to that design evolution of truck cabs, which led to the abandonment of the style automotive.

The adoption of the advanced cabin moved the engine inside, covered by a large hood placed between the two seats. This large hood raised to allow routine maintenance.

For the most important interventions, the engine unit could be removed, with relative ease, by removing the bumper and the grille. It should be emphasized that the shape and layout of the cabin of the 626 and 666 remained so for many years, until the arrival of the tilting cabin.

IVECO – MPI, Lagos

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MPI: Motor Parts Industry

IVECO – Lagos

FIAT 615

The Fiat 615 is a light truck produced by the Italian car manufacturer FIAT from 1951 to 1965.

In the early post-war years, the enormous reconstruction activity made it necessary to use vehicles for transporting goods and materials, made impossible to find by their use for war purposes in previous years.

At first FIAT put into production the “1100 ELR”, a commercial version of the corresponding saloon model which, equipped with a reduced load capacity and a chassis designed for cars, could not be used for heavy tasks.
At the same time, Fiat technicians were designing a light truck, particularly robust and versatile, coupled to a new multipurpose diesel engine which, given its compactness, posed various refinement problems. It was therefore decided to debut the petrol version of the truck.

The Fiat 615 was presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1951, a vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of 3.5 t and a payload of 1,500 kg. The sturdy two-axle frame with central truss and rear twin wheels is equipped with a 1395 cm3 in-line four-cylinder petrol engine. The power of 39 HP allows a maximum speed of about 80 km / h.

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The first generation of the Fiat 600

The first generation of the Fiat 600 can be considered the first “modern” city car of the FIAT brand: unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 1955, it was fitted with a 0.6-liter four-cylinder engine (mounted in the rear position) capable of generating a power of 21 hp.

Born to replace the obsolete 500 “Topolino”, it was slightly modified in 1957 (power increased to 22 HP and descending rather than sliding windows). In the following years there were further increases in power: 24 hp in 1959 and 29 in 1960 in conjunction with the launch of the D version. The last significant change came in 1964 with the doors hinged at the front.

The Fiat 600 is universally recognized as the car that motorized the Italians, but thanks to the numerous variants produced under license abroad it has also seduced many foreign motorists, especially in the former Yugoslavia (thanks to Zastava) and Spain (Seat).


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FIAT 131

The Fiat 131 is a family sedan manufactured and marketed by Fiat from 1974 to 1984 after its debut at the 1974 Turin Motor Show. Available as a two-door and four-door saloon and 5-door estate across a single generation, the 131 succeeded the Fiat 124.

The 131 was also marketed as the Fiat Mirafiori, after the Turin suburb where the cars were manufactured. Initially, the 131 was offered with 1.3 L and 1.6 L overhead valve engines and the range received revisions in 1978 and 1981. Production reached 1,513,800.

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