Fiat 600D 1967
Codenamed Progetto 100 (“Project 100”), the Fiat 600 mirrored the layout of the Volkswagen Beetle and Renault 4CV of its era. Aimed at being an economical but capable vehicle, its design parameters stipulated a weight of around 450 kg with the ability to carry 4 people and luggage with a cruising speed of no less than 85 km/h. A total of 5 prototypes were built between 1952 and 1954, which all diﬀered from each other. Chassis number 000001 with engine number 000002 is believed to be the sole remaining example, according to a recent report by Quattroruote’s “Ruoteclassiche” vintage division. It was powered by an innovative single-cam V2-cylinder engine designed to simplify maintenance and did not feature a clutch pedal. At the oﬃcial launch in 1 955, FIAT engineer, Dante Giacosa declared that the aim had been to create something new, both in the interest of progress and simpliﬁcation. This prototype, however, did not become the chosen design.
Iconic compact car, 2+2 seatsnot really comfortable but amazing to drive, characterized by its iconic lines every angle of its creative features. Accessibility is almost good and even driving conforteble but not fast,minimal and conceptual interiror. 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 restricted load capacity within the little trunk area. Above the spare wheel and safety/emergency equipment, there is space for cabin small bags .
Year of production: 1967
Engine: 633 cc
Power: 39 cv
Transmission: 4 gears + reverse gear