Fiat 1500 Cabriolet - 1964
Fiat Pininfarina Cabriolet
PAC is proud to present The Fiat Pininfarina Cabriolet ! It is a two-door, two passenger, front engine rear drive convertible manufactured by Pininfarina, and marketed by Fiat across two generations (1959-1963, 1964-1966), superseding the Fiat 1200 Spyder. By the end of manufacture in 1966, with sporting versions (1500 S/1600 S), equipped with twin cam engines.
The 1200 was not fast enough to be considered a sports car, so Chief engineer Dante Giacosa initiated Fiat’s relationship with Ernesto Maserati. In November 1959 the 1500 Cabriolet appeared with this 1491 cc engine, ﬁtted with twin Weber carburettors and developing 80 CV (59 kW). The new model was called the Fiat 1500 Cabriolet and received a wider (non-functional) air scoop on the bonnet, a rev counter, as well as the larger drum brakes from the larger 1800/2100 saloons, and 15-inch wheels.
This sixties italian icon has that wow factor and is ﬁnished in the desirable light blue with and black sky interior.
It’s a fascinating roadster, comfortable, characterized by its iconic lines that capture every angle of its creative features. Accessibility is good and even driving with the hood down there is low noise and moderate air turbulence. Steering is not servo-assisted and requires a bit ‘of practice for successful maneuvering, especially when the vehicle is standing. The clutch pedal is operated with minimal pressure, the gear box is simple to use and requires just a little practice to understand its functional features.
This car has a good load capacity within the rear trunk area. Above the spare wheel and safety/emergency equipment, there is enough space for two cabin trolley bags or even a hold luggage.
Year of production: 1964
Transmission: 4 gears + reverse gear