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FIAT 600 Multipla 1956-1969

FIAT 600 Multipla 1956-1969 FIAT 600 Multipla 1956-1969

At the 1955 Geneva Motor Show, Fiat introduced the rear engined four seats sedan Fiat 600. Between 1955 and 1960 950.000 Fiat 600 were produced. This popular automobile was developed by famous engineer  Dante Giacosa. The 633 cc four cylinder engine produced 22 hp at 4.600 rpm and was connected to a four speed forward gearbox. In 1956, Fiat introduced the iconic minivan Fiat 600 Multipla  derived from the Fiat 600 sedan to fulfill the needs of larger families and commercial users

The Fiat 600 Multipla was another engineering success of Dante Giacosa. By advancing the passenger compartment over the front axle and keeping the powerplant at the back , he created one of the first monovolume automobile. The Fiat 600 Multipla utilised the suspension of the Fiat 1100 allowing wider tracks for the automobile. It was possible to fit six seats in a volume of 3,53 meter (11 ft 6.8 in) in total length.  The Fiat 600 Multipla with the powertrain of the Fiat 600 sedan proposed great capability but with low performances. Top speed was announced at 90 kph (55 mph).

FIAT 600 Multipla 1956-1969 FIAT 600 Multipla 1956-1969

Several version were proposed based on the Fiat 600 Multipla and this include Taxi or beach car with open body. The standard car was proposed with six seats or 4 to 5 seats and larger luggage space.  It was also possible to remove the rear seats and obtain a large loading platform.

In 1960 Fiat launched the Fiat 600D sedan and 600D Multipla with 767 cc engine producing 29 hp. The production continued till 1969.
Overall dimensions Length 3,53 m ( 11 ft 6.8 in) Width 1,45 m ( 4 ft 9 in) height 1,58 m (5ft 2.2 in)Fully laden weight was announced for 1.150 kg (2,436 lb)

 

FIAT 600 Multipla 1956-1969 FIAT 600 Multipla 1956-1969
FIAT 600 Multipla 1956-1969 FIAT 600 Multipla 1956-1969

In 2012 a modified 1962 Fiat 600 Multipla with improved engine and front radiator was sold for Euros 16.679 at Artcurial Auction Sale
In 2015 a Fiat 600 Multipla was sold for US$ 60.500 (equivalent to 54.099 Euros) at Bonhams Auction Sale on Quail Lodge.

In 2015 , a fully restored 1956 Fiat 600 Multipla Taxi as well as a completely rebuilt Moretti Multipla 750 Mare were sold for Euros 37.120 at the Retromobile Artcurial Auction Sale.
In 2016 a Fiat 600 Multipla was sold for Euros 42.560 at RM  Sotheby Auction Sale in Monaco.

FIAT 600 Multipla 1956-1969 FIAT 600 Multipla 1956-1969
FIAT 600 Multipla 1956-1969 FIAT 600 Multipla 1956-1969

 

Wallpapers of the Fiat 600 Multipla 1956-1969 (click on image to enlarge)

Fiat 600 Multipla 1956-1969
Fiat 600 Multipla 1956-1969
Fiat 600 Multipla 1956-1969
Fiat 600 Multipla 1956-1969
Fiat 600 Multipla 1956-1969
Fiat 600 Multipla 1956-1969
Fiat 600 Multipla 1956-1969
Fiat 600 Multipla 1956-1969
Fiat 600 Multipla 1956-1969
Fiat 600 Multipla 1956-1969
Fiat 600 Multipla 1956-1969
Fiat 600 Multipla 1956-1969
Fiat 600 Multipla 1956-1969
Fiat 600 Multipla 1956-1969
Fiat 600 Multipla 1956-1969
Fiat 600 Multipla 1956-1969

 

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