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Lot 272: Fiat 600D Multipla

The Monaco Sale, Bonhams (11 May 2012)

A concept successfully revived in recent years, the Multipla 'people carrier' first appeared in 1956. Based on the unitary construction 600 saloon, FIAT's first rear-engined car, the uniquely versatile Multipla featured front suspension taken from the 1100 model and forward controls. The latter arrangement enabled three rows of seats to be installed in the six-seater version that, with the rearmost two rows folded flat, provided a useful load-carrying platform of 1.67m2. With just 22bhp available from the 633cc four-cylinder engine, performance was necessarily modest, the Multipla's top speed being around 90 km/h. Taxi and 4/5-seater versions were available also. The performance of both the saloon and Multipla was considerably improved with the arrival of the 767cc 600D version in 1960. Maximum power went up to 27bhp, which permitted a higher final drive ratio to be used, and top speed increased to around 110 km/h. Around 130,000 Multiplas of all types had been made by the time production ceased in 1966 and today these charming and highly practical little vehicles are among the most sought after of all post-war FIATs. Described as partially restored, this rare example of the six-seater Multipla is finished in the attractive colour scheme of black over light grey and comes with Italian export documents.

Lot Details
Auction The Monaco Sale
Bonhams, Monaco
TypeCar
Lot Number272
Estimate€11000-€18000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price€5400
Hammer Price (inc premium)€6210
Year1963
Condition rating3
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Chassis number109138
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