For the table with this car full photo gallery and complete technical specifications including final drive and gear ratios, powertrain description, inside and outside dimensions etc. A small car was envisaged by fiat as early as 1919, but although catalogues were produced the car never materialised. The topolino was the name given to an automobile model manufactured by fiat from 1936 to 1955 the topolino the italian name for mickey mouse, meaning little mouse was the name given to the first fiat 500 which was one of the smallest cars in the world at the time of its production. We offer for sale 8 items for your 1948 fiat topolino. Files are available under licenses specified on their description page. You may ask, why is this a nuova italian for new 500. This book exhaustively covers the life of this historic little car in all its versions, first of all by an interview with the person who can be considered its. This book celebrates the 500 for both its groundbreaking design and its role as a popculture icon. Fiat 500 600 850 124 1100 1500 topolino bianchina, etc.
Included are articles on the original topolino, 500, 500b, 500c, 500d, 500f, jolly, belvedere, berlina, giardiniera plus the radbourne, steyr and abarth variants. Get the best deal for fiat books and manuals from the largest online selection at. If023 fiat model 500a topolino le250 by king and country. Brian sewell recalls a car that changed vehicle designs of the 1930s small but perfectly formed. Fiat 500 topolino the predecessor, and original 500. All specifications, performance and fuel economy data of fiat 500c topolino 12. Engine and chassis numbers are stamped on a reproduction data plate beneath the hood, and a matching chassis number is located on the forward bulkhead as shown in the gallery. Topolino from the italian name for mickey mouse is an italian digestsized comic series featuring disney comics. On offer we have a unique opportunity to acquire an ex mille miglia 1950, very original topolino. There are 7 classic fiat topolinos for sale today on.
Deriving from the original fiat 500 topolino, meaning little mouse the 500 was produced to be an affordable, small car for everyone. May 19, 2010 the public was enamoured by the diminutive new fiat, dubbing the new car il topolino the little mouse. Automobile classics shows short clips of cars taken at international automobile shows. Fiat 500 flr 600 850126 giannini book history sport racing classic. The fiat 500 is a rearengined, fourseat, small city car that was manufactured and marketed by fiat automobiles from 1957 to 1975 over a single generation in twodoor saloon and twodoor station wagon bodystyles. This book exhaustively covers the life of this historic little car in. Topolino or little mouse is the nickname given to the fiat 500, which was the smallest car in the world when it was first produced in 1937. The fiat zero, also known as the fiat 1215 hp, was the forerunner of the utilitarian range of fiat cars. This portfolio traces the history of the iconic fiat 500 over a 36 year period during which time some 5 million were produced.
Under the eyecatching bodywork, designed with the help of a very young pininfarina, the car had a very simple, robust and reliable mechanical structure, and was offered, in the torpedo version, for just 8. History online tour of 120 years of fiat vehicles fiat uk. The public was enamoured by the diminutive new fiat, dubbing the new car il topolino the little mouse. The twopassenger coupe was powered by a 569cc fourcylinder, sidevalve, watercooled, twomainbearing engine that offered horsepower. Real book 143 oversized pages all about the original iconic fiat topolino 500 with many hundreds of illustrations in italian language. Find great deals on ebay for fiat 500 topolino and fiat 500 topolino a b. All items must be paid for within 10 days,or an ebay non. The fiat 500, commonly known as topolino, is an italian automobile model manufactured by fiat from 1936 to 1955. Along with tiny cars such as the volkswagen beetle, the topolino helped pave the way for tiny. Keen drivers immediately set about developing the 500 for motorsport. This is the fiat 500 produced in italy from 1936 until 1955. The first model of this allnew car was presented in 1957 and named nuova 500 nbut had a totally cheap equipment level and cost an amount equal to salaries of a worker of the time.
The history of the fiat 500 topolino from 19361955 including restoration pictures and technical details. A fully illustrated profile of the everpopular topolino. The fiat 500, commonly known as topolino, is an italian city car produced and manufactured. Very quickly and affectionately known as il topolino or little mouse it was arguably the most popular, bestloved massproduced small car at the time. This book contains the complete history from the beginning of the project to further developments. Complete history fiat 500 topolino 19361955 books fiat. The series has had a long running history, first appearing in 1932 as a comics magazine. Launched in 1937, three models were produced until 1955, all with only minor mechanical and. History and technical data of models from 500, 595, 600, 695, 700, 750, 800, 833, 850, 903 to and 1050. Great deals from everything fiat in topolino ebay stores.
Mar 5, 2016 fiat 500 topolino a balestra corta 1936. Autobianchi bianchina based on the fiat 500 mechanicals. Pictures of fiat 500 topolino free greatest fiat 500 topolino picture gallery for your desktop. Theres also a fair amount of history on the introduction of the original and the. His close friend vintageman on tbhp who also owns a type b 500 topolino could join this discussion and help us out. Fiat 600 the model above the 500, only slightly larger in size and engine displacement. The last 500 came off the line in 1975, and today the tiny machines have become instantly recognizable symbols of italy.
Wide global distributions and sales can be attributed to fiats international production and long list of subsidiaries. A 4 speed manual transmission transmits the power to the driven wheels. The fiat 500, commonly known as topolino, is an italian city car produced and manufactured by fiat from 1936 to 1955. Phil traces this concept from the birth of the 500a topolino in the 1930s up to. Here, nuova was added to differentiate this model from the 500 topolino. Text is in italian but there are several hunred photos including colour which show the cars in terrific detail from 1936 to end of production. This book contains the complete history from the beginning of the project to further developments different illustrations and detailed technical specifications of each version. Topolino also began publishing donald duck stories by carl barks.
The one you see above is claimed to be a survivor and can be found here on ebay. From the famous topolino of the 30s, 40s and 50s to the award winning cinquecento and the new. Find out all about the fiat 500 and and book a test drive today. The hagerty classic car valuation tool is designed to help you learn how to value your 1948 fiat 500 topolino and assess the current state of the classic car market. The topolino was so successful that fiat built it until 1955, although the design did see a few changes over the years. Cast iron cylinder head and overhead valves operated by pushrods and rockers. This page was last edited on 20 february 2019, at 18. Mar 19, 2014 fiat topolino 500 b was introduced in 1948. At the time of its introduction, the topolino was among the smallest cars in the world. Launched as the nuova new 500 in july 1957, as a successor to the 500 topolino, it was an inexpensive and practical little car. The topolino little mouse, the belvedere, the cinquecento. The fiat 500 is a rearengined, four seat, small city car that was manufactured and marketed by fiat automobiles from 1957 to 1975 over a single generation in twodoor saloon and twodoor station wagon bodystyles. And it is an attempt to promote each of these projects, from the classic fiat cars to the newest models, that has produced fiat heritage. And that is what happened with the extraordinary fiat 500, known to one and all as the topolino.
Fiat 126 successor to the fiat 500 in many markets. The muscle car history back in the and the american car manufacturers diversified their automobile lines with high performance vehicles which came to be known as muscle cars. O topolino foi um dos menores carros do mundo no momento da sua producao. My dream car dream cars fiat 500 pop ron arad city car car wrap cars and motorcycles convertible wrapping. It might be a great idea to become a mamber of teh fiat 500 club. The icon of city cars goes hybrid and puts a touch of green style on its look. All specifications, performance and fuel economy data of fiat 500 topolino 9. Mossy fiat sells and services fiat vehicles in the greater national city and san. The 500 topolino brought a completely new way to intend the massproduction car and represented a big step ahead in diffusing motorization in italy as well as in other countries. In over 100 years of experience, many things have happened. Fiat 500 history gizmohighway auto guide jay leno talks about his topolino.
Unlike the rear mount 500 that came after it, the topolino s motor was mounted in the front with power sent to the rear wheels. This volume is dedicated to fiat 500 topolino, the car which put italy, on four wheels and which can still boast large numbers of admireres even to this day. The 500 set a standard that future small fiats would follow. The name topolino is italian and translates literally as little mouse in english, but is also the italian name for mickey mouse. Fiat has built millions of vehicles since 1899 but the company is perhaps best. An automotoclub storico italiano asi certificate is included in the sale, as are a service manual and a fiat topolino history book.
We reserve the right to cancel bids from any bidder with a history of negative feedbacknonpayment. Mar 11, 2016 the fiat 500, commonly known as topolino is an italian city car produced and manufactured by fiat from 1936 to 1955. Zastava 750 a similar car produced by serbias zastava. At classic driver, we offer a worldwide selection of fiat topolinos for sale. The fiat 500 topolino is a rear wheel drive automobile, with its engine placed in the front, and a 2 door saloon sedan bodyshell. Under the eyecatching bodywork, designed with the help of a very young pininfarina, the car had a very simple, robust and reliable mechanical structure, which was offered, in the torpedo version, for just 8. Launched as the nuova new 500 in july 1957, as a successor to the 500 topolino, it was an. Even though this 1948 fiat 500 b was one of the smallest production cars in the world back in the days when it was manufactured, it acquired an impressive and extensive racing proficiency that many larger race cars cant possibly match. All structured data from the file and property namespaces is available under the creative commons cc0 license. Details of the troopships to the gallipoli campaign of ww1 and more ww1 naval history. Fiat classic cars topolino for sale car and classic. This model was launched to the market under the name nuova 500, differentiating itself from its predecessor, the fiat 500 topolino. A history of fiat provided by mossy fiat in national city, ca.536 729 363 177 834 1478 134 42 1446 780 911 493 778 1548 784 619 84 568 842 1394 1324 570 529 963 699 1258 860 817 1478 20 1033 1484 737 600 972 651 110 927 896 1416 1280