1955 Fiat 8V Rapi series 2SOLD
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The Fiat ’OttoVu’ 8-cylinder sportscar was a rare breed in 1952 when it was born, and it still is today. The V8, all alloy, two litre engine was derived from a 1.8 litre unit developed for a new high-class Fiat saloon which never went into production. Fiat’s chief engineer Dante Giascosa then received the green light for what would become a small series (114 units) of sophisticated granturismo sports cars: independent suspension all around, large drum brakes, 125 BHP output, a light & rigid tubular chassis and avant-garde, aerodynamic bodywork designed by Luigi Fabio Rapi. From the day of its introduction, the Fiat 8V competed in numerous races and events including the Mille Miglia and the Targa Florio. The potential of this car inspired a number of famous coachbuilders, amongst them Zagato who designed a very successfull alloy berlinetta on the same chassis & mechanical parts. The engine was also used by Siata for their 208 models.

In 1954, the model was slightly restyled into a model known today as ’2nd. series Carrozzeria Speciale Fiat’. Production would end in 1955, with the actual car on offer here: chassis number 114, the very last Fiat 8V made!. It has its matching engine (nr. 173) and is complete and sound for restoration. This remarkable car is offered as-is, or completely restored. Yes, the indicated price is as-is. For the price when finished please inquire. Car is in the Netherlands.

Reference Number 3210

as of 8/13/2006

Car 1955 Fiat 8V Rapi series 2
VIN 114 
Small Series  ? of 114 
Exterior / Interior Color      Silver 
Options Exterior: Metallic paint 
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