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Produced: 1919-1926, 46000 produced.
Types:
Fiat 501 Mwb  (1922)
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 red over black with black  vinyl upholstery. Riding on 19-inch artillery wheels, it sports a wooden dashboard, two-piece windscreen, bulb horn, calormeter and rear luggage rack.

Source: Motorbase

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1460cc4 0mm x 0mm0

Transmission

TypeGearsComment
Manual4

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
0 mph0 s0 mpg23 bhp 2600
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