1962 Fiat 1200 news, pictures, and information
Chassis Num: 014096
|Sold for $16,965 at 2010 Bonhams.|
Sold for $33,000 at 2010 RM Auctions.
The convertible was restyled in 1959 and given a new Pininfarina-designed body, with similarities to Ferrari's 250 GT PF coupes, especially when it wore the optional hardtop. The 1200 had roll-up windows and swiveling seats as standard, and a new split mesh-patterned grille that incorporated angled sides. The 1200 Spider (Cabriolet) was built by Fiat's Vetture Speciali (meaning special cars) unit.
The 1200 Spider sold for $2,595 and proved to be rather popular, especially in the American sports-car market. In 1960, it was given a boost of power, with the 1221cc engine reaching 63 horsepower. Production of the Spider continued with few changes through March 1963, when it was succeeded by the 1500. The 1500 was powered by a 1481cc engine and received its styling from Pininfarina.
This 1962 Fiat 1200 Cabriolet has been given a restoration and finished in red with a tan leather interior and black canvas top - plus it has the factory hardtop. The cars entire history is known, dating back to Milan, Italy. There is a four-speed manual transmission and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes.
In 2010, this car was offered for sale at the Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $25,000 - $35,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $33,000, which included buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2010
|Auctions America Readies for Highly Anticipated Spring Carlisle Collector Car Weekend|
|• Auctions America returns to Carlisle, Pennsylvania for its annual Spring Carlisle sale, April 25-26 • Two-day sale lifts the gavel on a diverse roster of approximately 300 quality collector cars • Notable highlights include a rare 1959 Chevrolet Corvette 'Big-Brake' Fuel-Injected Roadster, a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS LS5 Convertible and a 1999 Bentley Azure Convertible • Sale held during Carlisle Events' highly anticipated Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet & Corral weekend, April 24...[Read more...]|
|VICARI AUCTION COMPANY OFFERS RARE '62 & '63 Z06 CORVETTES AT 2013 CRUISIN' NOCONA|
|In a recent rare find, two classic Chevrolet Corvettes (one '62 and one '63) - stored for decades-are being made available by the Vicari Auction Company. Both vehicles will cross the block during 2013 Cruisin' Nocona, a north Texas collector car auction and classic car poker cruise set for April 19th and 20th in historic Nocona, Texas. The Corvettes are virtually all-original, and have been stored in Texas by a classic-vehicle aficionado and collector since the 1980s. 'These...[Read more...]|
|Barrett-Jackson Flavors Its January Scottsdale Auction With NASCAR Treats|
|• RACING HERITAGE, HIGH PERFORMANCE ARE RECIPES FOR CAR-COLLECTING FEAST|
• SPEED™ SET FOR 39 HOURS of LIVE COVERAGE STARTING JAN. 15
The great Henry Ford once said, 'Auto racing began five minutes after the second car was built.' And for more than 60 years, there are few entities that better represent auto racing in America than NASCAR. From the hallowed grounds of Daytona International Speedway, to Sonoma, California's intricate and picturesque road course, the sp...[Read more...]
|TOPLINE COLLECTORS PLACE SPOTLIGHT on SPEED'S BARRETT-JACKSON BROADCAST FROM SCOTTSDALE|
|• TOPLINE COLLECTORS PLACE SPOTLIGHT on SPEED'S BARRETT-JACKSON BROADCAST FROM SCOTTSDALE|
• 'LOST' SHELBY DUAL PROTOTYPE, HAGERTY GIVEAWAY & SALON COLLECTION HIGHLIGHT 39 HOURS OF LIVE COVERAGE
The 42nd annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale (Ariz.) Collector Car Event, the first of four set for live coverage in 2013, kicks off the auction season in grand style as some of the world's most sought-after machines cross the block starting Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. SP...[Read more...]
|Similarly Sized Vehicles from 1962|
|Covington eL Tiburon|
|Lancia Appia Series III|
|MG MGA 1600|
|Porsche 718/8 W-RS|
|Triumph Spitfire MKI|
|Other models by Fiat|
|Related Articles and Event Coverage|
|RM Auctions - Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey|