<b>1929 Fiat 525N 7-Passeneger Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 103248

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Lot 451
1929 Fiat 525N 7-Passeneger Touring

Sold for US$ 40,320 inc. premium
1929 Fiat 525N 7-Passeneger Touring
Chassis no. 103248

3,739cc L-head Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Single Updraft Carburetor
69bhp at 3,200rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Longitudinal Leaf Springs and Hydraulic Shock Absorbers with Solid Front and Rear Axles
4-Wheel Hydraulically Drum Brakes

*Fiat's most premium offering in '29
*Shares its heritage with Fiat's entries to the Mille Miglia
*Exceptionally rare machine today
*CCCA Full Classic®


THE FIAT 525

Not much associated with large luxury cars today, Fiat initially produced some powerful and formidable machines in the pre-WWII period. While it went toe-to-toe with Mercedes with its 60 HP model from 1904 to 1906, by the 1920s the model lineup had solidified into a variety of 500-series cars. While most were powered by small, four-cylinder engines, at the top of the lineup in the late 1920s was the 525. Offered in three different wheelbase options, (300cm 525 S, 326cm 525 N, and 340cm 525) everything from sumptuous limousines to sporty roadsters was available.

Powered by a large, 3.7 liter straight six with two unilateral distribution valves that made for a smooth and quiet running motor, the 525's 69bhp was sufficient to propel the car past 100km/h. In short-wheelbase S trim, a supercharge was available. The blower added 20bhp and made the 525 SS (Supercompressa) a formidable rally car. All 525s were noted for their fine handling and road manners and lightened 525 SS racers found success on the Mille Miglia and Cup of the Alps events.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This elegant 525 N 7-Passenger Touring is one of the few of its type remaining and one of only a handful of 525s in the United States. The open coachwork and lightly raked windscreen give the car a nice, sporting presence. Finely crafted details abound, including the beautiful headlights with 'FIAT' etched in repeat around the center of the lenses. While it was repainted some time ago, the interior retains its original upholstery—a specially milled and hard-wearing cloth embossed with a lizard skin impression.

The Fiat rolled into the collection from Georgia in August of 1991. At current, there is not much known about the car prior to its purchase 28 years ago.

A unique opportunity to acquire a large displacement Fiat, the 525 is one of one three Fiat models accepted by the Classic Car Club of America as Full Classics®. Combined with its Mille Miglia heritage and outright rarity, this 525 N 7-Passenger Touring is not to be passed up!

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  • Please note, the correct chassis no. for this vehicle is 201029 and titled under its engine no. 103248.
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<b>1929 Fiat 525N 7-Passeneger Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 103248
<b>1929 Fiat 525N 7-Passeneger Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 103248
<b>1929 Fiat 525N 7-Passeneger Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 103248
<b>1929 Fiat 525N 7-Passeneger Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 103248
<b>1929 Fiat 525N 7-Passeneger Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 103248
<b>1929 Fiat 525N 7-Passeneger Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 103248
<b>1929 Fiat 525N 7-Passeneger Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 103248
<b>1929 Fiat 525N 7-Passeneger Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 103248
<b>1929 Fiat 525N 7-Passeneger Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 103248
<b>1929 Fiat 525N 7-Passeneger Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 103248
<b>1929 Fiat 525N 7-Passeneger Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 103248
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