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FIAT 500 (1936-48)

2-seater coupé, 2-seater cabriolet.

The legendary topolino in original form with 13bhp sv engine ahead of its radiator, 12-volt electrics (tiny battery!), gravity feed, four speeds with synchro, transverse-leaf ifs, and quarter-elliptics from mid '38. 50mpg, but two-bearing engine shouldn't be pushed too hard. Rolltop cabriolets commoner than fixed-heads here.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
569cc (S4 SV) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1936 to 1948  
Number produced:
122,016 all types