1922 Fiat 501 TourerSOLD

Lancefield Coachwork

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Registration No: SV 9196 Engine No: 1123075 CC: 1500 Colour: Maroon Trim Colour: Beige MOT: Aug 2010

Reference Number 52269

as of 9/29/2009

Overview
Car 1922 Fiat 501 Tourer
VIN 1123154 
Mileage 21,000 miles 
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Known History

Introduced at the 1919 Paris Salon, the Fiat Tipo IT (or 501 as 'IT' is better known) was engineered under the guidance of renowned Works Manager Avocato Carlo Cavalli. Based around a sturdy ladder frame chassis equipped with semi-elliptic leaf-sprung suspension and cable-operated drum brakes, it was powered by a smooth-running 1460cc sidevalve four-cylinder engine allied directly to a four-speed manual gearbox. Credited with developing some 23bhp @ 2,600rpm, the model could also boast such design niceties as a detachable cylinder head, water pump, cooling fan, 12-volt electrics and full-pressure lubrication. Built at Fiat's state-of-the-art Lingotto factory (famous for its rooftop racetrack), the 501 featured an ultra-low 'go anywhere' first gear yet was reputedly capable of some 50mph. Available in a wide variety of open, closed and even commercial bodystyles, the popular Fiat remained in production until 1926 by which time some 46,000 are thought to have been made.

 

Finished in maroon over black with beige upholstery, this particular example is described by the vendor as being in "good" condition with regard to its engine, gearbox, electrical equipment, interior trim, bodywork and paintwork. Thought to be original, `SV 9196' wears a handsome two-door tourer body with additional dickey seat by Lancefield Coachworks of London. Reportedly "restored in recent years including the engine", the Fiat is said to "drive beautifully". Riding on artillery wheels, it sports a wooden dashboard, two-piece windscreen, side-mounted spare and brass-rimmed headlamps. An appealing Vintage tourer, this nicely presented 501 is offered for sale with MOT certificate valid until August 2010.