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Lot 105: 1927 Fiat 509 Viotti Coupe

Auto Moto d'Epoca, Coys (28 October 2006)

The Fiat 509 was introduced by the Turin based manufacturer in 1925. It offered the Italian public one of the first relatively cheap motor cars with a small 4 cylinder engine, offering a capacity of just less than 1 litre, producing 22 hp at 3.400 rpm. This little engine already featured an overhead camshaft, while carburetion was provided by an automatic carburettor of Fiat's own design and power was delivered to the rear axle through a three speed gearbox.As could be expected the model proved very popular until its demise in 1929, with some 90,000 models manufactured. Fiat produced a variety of coachwork versions, among them an open 4 seater tourer, and, most famously, a two door open convertible as used by the popular cartoon character Gaston Lagaffe.The pretty coupe you see here today is a unique example built by Turin coachbuilder Viotti on a Fiat 509 Coupe chassis in 1934. The car still retains its original documents and number plates and has received a 'Targa Oro' the highest accolade for originality and condition presented by A.S.I, the Italian historical motoring association. Having been re-bodied later in its life the A.S.I have issued the car with a double homologation for the years 1927 and 1934.

Lot Details
Auction Auto Moto d'Epoca
Coys, Padua, Italy
TypeCar
Lot Number105
Estimate€22000-€24000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price€18000
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1927
Condition rating0
Registration numberItalian Registered
Mileage-
Chassis number223422
Engine number
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors