1956 FIAT 600 Multipla  Chassis no. 100.108 059877 Engine no. 100.008 764889
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1956 FIAT 600 Multipla
Chassis no. 100.108 059877 Engine no. 100.008 764889
Sold for €8,050 (US$ 8,637) inc. premium

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1956 FIAT 600 Multipla  Chassis no. 100.108 059877 Engine no. 100.008 764889 1956 FIAT 600 Multipla  Chassis no. 100.108 059877 Engine no. 100.008 764889
1956 FIAT 600 Multipla
Chassis no. 100.108 059877
Engine no. 100.008 764889
Concept récemment ressuscité avec bonheur, le « monospace » Multipla fit son apparition en 1956. Sur la base de la plate-forme de la berline 600, première voiture à moteur arrière deFIAT, la très polyvalente Multipla reçut la suspension avant de la « 1100 » et une conduite avancée.

Cette configuration permit de loger trois rangs de sièges pour la version six places, la dernière rangée repliée créant un utile espace de chargement de 1,6 m2. Avec 22 ch tirés de son moteur quatre cylindres de 633 cm3, les performances étaient naturellement modestes et la vitesse maximale n'atteignait que 88 km/h. Il existait aussi des versions taxi et des 4/5 places.

Les performances de la berline comme de la Multipla furent énormément améliorées avec l'arrivée de la version 600 D de 767 cm3 en 1960. La puissance passée à 27 ch permit l'adoption d'un rapport final plus long et la vitesse maximale augmenta à 108 km/h. Environ 130,000 Multipla de tous modèles furent produites jusqu'à l'arrêt de la production en 1966. De nos jours, ces charmants petits véhicules très pratiques font partie des FIAT d'après guerre le plus recherchées.

Nous savons que cette FIAT Multipla d'origine non restaurée était en état de marche quand elle fut stockée (le moteur n'est pas bloqué). Elle n'a pas de document d'immatriculation.

1956 FIAT 600 Multipla
Chassis no. 100.108 059877
Engine no. 100.008 764889

A concept successfully revived in recent years, the Multipla 'people carrier' first appeared in 1956. Based on the unitary construction 600 saloon, FIAT's first rear-engined car, the uniquely versatile Multipla featured front suspension taken from the 1100 model and forward controls.

The latter arrangement enabled three rows of seats to be installed in the six-seater version that, with the rearmost two rows folded flat, provided a useful load-carrying platform of 18ft². With just 22bhp available from the 633cc four-cylinder engine, performance was, necessarily, modest, the Multipla's top speed being around 55mph. Taxi and 4/5-seater versions were available also.

The performance of both the saloon and Multipla was considerably improved with the arrival of the 767cc 600D version in 1960. Maximum power went up to 27bhp, which permitted a higher final drive ratio to be used, and top speed increased to around 68mph. Around 130,000 Multiplas of all types had been made by the time production ceased in 1966 and today these charming and highly practical little vehicles are among the most sought after of all post-war FIATs.

We are advised that this original and un-restored FIAT Multipla was in running condition when placed in storage some time ago (the engine remains free). There are no documents with this Lot.

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