1959 Fiat 600

History

The Fiat 600 was a small and inexpensive automobile that was easy to produce. It was introduced to the public at the Geneva Motorshow in 1955. The automobile was capable of transporting up to six individuals. During its production lifespan lasting from 1955 through 1969, nearly 2.7 million examples were produced.

The introductory saloon model featured two doors and four seats. The base engine was a 633 cc water-cooled four-cylinder power-plant capable of producing nearly 22 horsepower. The engine was located behind the rear seats and drove the rear wheels. The suspension was independent and featured monocoque construction. A four-speed manual gearbox with cable operated clutch was standard. The combined dry weight of the vehicle was just over 580 kg.

The following year two more versions were introduced, the Multipla and a version with a full-length canvas roof. The Multipla had three rows of seats and could accommodate up to six people. The four back seats could be folded into the floor, exposing a large cargo area.

In 1960 the 600D was introduced and featured a 767 cc engine now rated at nearly 30 horsepower. Various aesthetic and mechanical improvements were added. In 1964 the front doors were now hinged and in 1965 the 600D received a larger fuel tank and new headlights.

The Fiat 600 helped mobilize the entire Italian country and is considered an economical phenomenon.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2008

1959 Vehicle Profiles

1959 Fiat 600 vehicle information

Sedan

Chassis Num: 100 553647

The rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive Fiat 600 was versatile, roomy, reliable, and functional. Power was from a 633cc 22hoprseower engine mounted behind the rear wheels. They had a four-speed gearbox, a four-wheel independent suspension, and plenty of st....[continue reading]

1959 Fiat 600 vehicle information

Sedan

Chassis Num: 100*682085
Engine Num: 741203

The Fiat 600 is one of the few that were cosmetically uprated by Carrozzeria Viotti. Viotti produced an entirely reskinned version of the 600 called the Sport in very limited numbers. This 600, however, has been given additions to the interior and ex....[continue reading]

1959 Fiat 600 vehicle information

Sedan

Porsche's Edgar Barth and Carlo Abarth hatched a plan to create a special race car that could win the Formula 2 Championship. This required a car with a single center seat. Abarth, a wizard Fiat tuner, agreed to build a special single-seat version ba....[continue reading]

Sedan
Chassis #: 100 553647 
Sedan
Chassis #: 100*682085 
Sedan
 


1959 Fiat Concepts

Concepts by Fiat

Fiat Monthly Sales Volume

June 2019
933
May 2019
1,025
April 2019
931
March 2019
847
February 2019
616
January 2019
751
Additional Sales Volume Data


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Performance and Specification Comparison

Price Comparison

1959 600
$1,460-$22,750
1959 Fiat 600 Price Range: $1,400 - $1,460

$1,095 - $1,760
$1,395 - $1,465

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Fiat
1964Chevrolet (2,318,619)Ford (1,594,053)Toyota (1,068,321)957,941
1963Chevrolet (2,237,201)Ford (1,525,404)Fiat (957,941)957,941
1962Chevrolet (2,061,677)Ford (1,476,031)Fiat (957,941)957,941
1961Ford (1,338,790)Chevrolet (1,318,014)Volkswagen (807,488)566,284
1960Chevrolet (1,653,168)Ford (1,439,370)Toyota (1,068,321)412,682
1959Chevrolet (1,462,140)Ford (1,450,953)Volkswagen (575,407)261,956
1958Chevrolet (1,142,460)Ford (987,945)Volkswagen (451,526)261,956
1957Ford (1,676,449)Chevrolet (1,505,910)Plymouth (726,009)261,956
1956Chevrolet (1,567,117)Ford (1,408,478)Meteor (1,408,478)261,956
1955Chevrolet (1,704,667)Ford (1,451,157)Buick (738,814)217,937
1954Ford (1,165,942)Chevrolet (1,143,561)Plymouth (463,148)

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