c.1930 FIAT Tipo 514MM Roadster  Chassis no. 031782

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Lot 122
c.1930 FIAT Tipo 514MM Roadster
Chassis no. 031782

€ 60,000 - 80,000
US$ 71,000 - 94,000
c.1930 FIAT Tipo 514MM Roadster
Chassis no. 031782
Colour: Red/white

Cylinders: 4; 1,438cc
Gears: 4 + reverse
Power: 37bhp
Produced: 1929-1932
Production: 36,970 (514, all types)

Although FIAT would turn its back on motor racing in the early 1930s, concentrating instead on the expansion of its road car range, in the late ’Twenties the Milanese manufacturer was still in the business of producing sporting cars for sale. Its most successful design of the decade had been the Tipo 509, a model that dominated the Italian small-car market. The 509 was powered by a four-cylinder 990cc overhead-camshaft engine, but its 514 replacement, introduced in 1929, used a simpler 1.5-litre sidevalve. Mechanically, the 514 was entirely conventional by the standards of its day, boasting semi-elliptic springing all round, a four-speed gearbox and four-wheel mechanical brakes, the adoption of hydraulic brakes part way through production being the most important development.
Alongside the standard model FIAT introduced a trio of sporting roadsters: the 514S, 514MM and 514CA, ‘MM’ signifying Mille Miglia and ‘CA’ Coppa del Alpi (Alpine Cup). The 514S and 514CA used the standard-length (2,555mm) wheelbase chassis while the MM used the longer (2,770mm) frame shared with the 514 van, which enabled the fitting of more generously proportioned coachwork. All used engines tuned for greater horsepower, the 514S having a 34.5bhp unit while both the MM and CA came with 37bhp on tap. Top speed of these faster models was in the region of 112km/h (70mph).

Previously forming part of the famous Rosso Bianco Collection, this handsome 514MM is offered with original instruction and spare parts manuals.

• Rare, limited edition model
• Vintage-style, fresh-air motoring
• Mille Miglia eligible

1930 FIAT Tipo 514 MM Roadster

Châssis no. 031782
Couleur : Rouge et noire
Cylindrée : 4 cylindres, 1,438 litres
Boîte de vitesses : 4 rapports plus marche arrière
Puissance : 37 chevaux
Fabrication : de 1929 à 1932
Production : 36 970 incluant tous types de 514

Bien que FIAT ait tourné le dos aux sports mécaniques au début des années 30, préférant se concentrer sur la production de voitures routières, à la fin des années 20, l’usine milanaise vendait encore des voitures de sport. Son plus gros succès de la décade est la Tipo 509, un modèle qui dominera le marché italien des petites voitures. La 509 était équipée d’un moteur quatre cylindres de 990 cc à arbre à cames en tête, mais sa remplaçante, la 514, présentée en 1929, utilise un moteur plus simple, à soupapes latérales, de 1,5 litres. Mécaniquement, la 514 est entièrement conventionnelle, équipée d’une suspension à ressorts semi elliptiques sur les quatre roues, une boîte de vitesses à quatre rapports et un système de freinage mécanique sur les quatre roues, l’adoption de freins hydrauliques en série sera le développement le plus important apporté sur cette voiture.
Avec le modèle standard, FIAT présentera un trio de roadsters sportifs : les 514S, 514MM et 514CA, MM signifiant Mille Miglia et CA Coppa delle Alpi (Coupe des Alpes). Les 514S et CA étaient équipées du châssis standard, donnant un empattement de 2555 mm, la MM utilisant la version longue (2770 mm), un châssis également utilisé sur le Van 514, ce qui rend possible le montage d’un châssis de proportions plus importantes. Tous les moteurs usagés seront réalésés, la 514S recevant un 34,5 chevaux, les modèles MM et CA disposant de 37 chevaux. Sur ces modèles les plus rapides, la vitesse maximum était d’environ 112 km/h (70 mph).

Cette belle 514MM a fait partie, dans le passé, de la fameuse collection Rosso Bianco, elle est proposée avec son manuel d’utilisation et son catalogue de pièces d’origine.

• Voiture rare, produite en série limitée
• Véhicule de style vintage, conduite « les cheveux dans le vent »
• Participation possible aux Mille Miglia
c.1930 FIAT Tipo 514MM Roadster  Chassis no. 031782
c.1930 FIAT Tipo 514MM Roadster  Chassis no. 031782
c.1930 FIAT Tipo 514MM Roadster  Chassis no. 031782
c.1930 FIAT Tipo 514MM Roadster  Chassis no. 031782
c.1930 FIAT Tipo 514MM Roadster  Chassis no. 031782
c.1930 FIAT Tipo 514MM Roadster  Chassis no. 031782
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