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Fiat 600 – Seicento

May 27th, 2008 by Rolph · No Comments

I am a sucker for these little cars, I like the Cinquecento, and I like this Seicento as well. Obviously, it isn’t as brilliant as the best MPV ever, the classic sixties Multipla beauty, but still. It is a nice and funny car to look at, and this particular one is in perfect shape as well. Which he has to be, since it would appear that pizza company is using it for it’s deliveries?!

Some specs from Wikipedia:

The car had hydraulic drum brakes on all four wheels. Suspension was a unique single double-mounted leafspring – which acts as a stabilizer – between the front wheels coupled to gas-charged shock absorbers, and an independent coil-over-shock absorber setup coupled to semi-trailing arms at the rear. All 600 models had 3-synchro (no synchro on 1st) 4-speed transaxles. Unlike the Volkswagen Beetle or Fiat 500, the Fiat 600 is water-cooled with an ample cabin heater, and while cooling is generally adequate, for high-power modified versions a front-mounted radiator or oil cooler is needed to complement the rear-mounted radiator. All models of the 600 had generators with mechanical external regulators. The top speed ranged from 95 km/h (59 mph) empty with the 633 cc engine to 110 km/h (68 mph) with the 767 cc version. The car had good ventilation and defrosting systems.

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