1961 FIAT 600D Multipla  Chassis no. 095200

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Lot 306N
1961 FIAT 600D Multipla

Sold for £ 34,500 (US$ 38,688) inc. premium
1961 FIAT 600D Multipla
Registration no. not UK registered
Chassis no. 095200
*Two owners from new
*Restored in January 2016
*Highly original
*Up-rated engine

Footnotes

  • Please be advised that the chassis number is incorrect and should read: 100D108095200.
    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.

    This left-hand drive 600D Multipla resided in a FIAT garage in Bologna from 1961 to the present day and has had only two owners from new. In January 2016, the bodywork was expertly restored by FIAT specialists, with any corrosion removed, after which it was bare-metal re-sprayed in its original white-over-blue colour scheme. Preserved in generally good condition, the colourful white and red interior merely required a general refurbishment. The engine has been up-rated with a sports camshaft, modified carburettor, and an Abarth exhaust system, and now produces circa 57bhp, making the little FIAT better able to cope with modern traffic, while an up-rated cooling system and an electric fan help keep engine temperatures within acceptable limits. A rev counter is another sensible addition. The running gear has been renewed or refurbished as necessary, and the car is described by the vendor as having a generally very good engine, transmission, bodywork, paintwork, and interior, the latter featuring its original radio.

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  • Please be advised that the chassis number is incorrect and should read: 100D108095200.
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1961 FIAT 600D Multipla  Chassis no. 095200
1961 FIAT 600D Multipla  Chassis no. 095200
1961 FIAT 600D Multipla  Chassis no. 095200
1961 FIAT 600D Multipla  Chassis no. 095200
1961 FIAT 600D Multipla  Chassis no. 095200
1961 FIAT 600D Multipla  Chassis no. 095200
1961 FIAT 600D Multipla  Chassis no. 095200
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