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Lot 367
1961 Fiat Multipla


Selling on Friday

From The Rockhound Collection

• Partially completed restoration accompanied by lots of spare parts
• Charming light blue and white exterior
• Fun and funky designed MPV

663 cc inline four-cylinder engine, three-speed manual transmission, front double-wishbone suspension with coil springs, rear trailing arm suspension; wheelbase: 78.7”

When the Multipla was first introduced in 1956 at the Brussels Motor Show, it was viewed as just a small and adorable vehicle that would get good gas mileage. That view quickly went away when the public found how great these quirky vehicles were when it came to their economical use of space. Sharing the same wheelbase as the Fiat 600 and only slightly longer than the Fiat 500 city car, the Multipla used its distinctive “cab-forward” design to the max. The layout tucked the engine in the rear and placed the front bench seat all the way into the nose of the car, enhancing the interior's overall volume drastically. Its two-two-two seating layout made it easy to haul a family in comfort and with the option of holding seats in the middle, hauling cargo also became much more convenient. Many European cities saw this use and began buying them to use as taxis, as their small and nimble bodies navigate the tight streets of major cities while transporting multiple people.

Presented with a charming light blue and white color scheme that can be found throughout the car, this 1961 Fiat Multipla 600 comes as a partially completed project. The paint and bodywork have already been completed in a charming two-tone color with most of the brightwork already attached to it. Though small trim pieces throughout the body still look to be completed, the next owner will be presented with an array of parts that will complete that part of the project. The interior’s white and blue seating presents in good condition and can easily seat up to six occupants. While the exterior needs finishing on the trim, the interior comes ready to be enjoyed. The rear holds the 663-cc inline-four-cylinder engine, which was reported to be in running condition at the time of cataloging. Rarely seen today, this distinctive styled, fun and funky utilitarian vehicle would make for a delightful addition to any garage once completed.

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