The car debuted at the Brussels Motor Show in January 1956
The Fiat 600 Multipla was a four-door MPV based on the Fiat 600’s drivetrain and Fiat 1100 front suspension, that sat up to six people in a footprint just 50 cm (19.7 in) longer than the original Mini Cooper and on the same 2 m (78.7 in) wheelbase as the 600 saloon. This had been achieved by moving the driver’s compartment forward over the front axle, effectively eliminating the boot but giving the body a very minivan-like “one-box”, flat-front look. The car debuted at the Brussels Motor Show in January 1956. Between 1956 and 1967 129,994 Fiat Multiplas were produced. However today the survival rate is low and restoration prospects like this example are selling in excess of 9,000 pounds in the UK.
This example is a rolling shell, and comes with an engine and gearbox, not to mention a huge amount of parts including chrome bumpers, interior door panels, window glass etc etc.
There are two very well known companies in Europe that sell almost every part for these cars, making a restoration of these rare vehicles feasible. BAINS CLASSIC MOTOR HOUSE is a low volume boutique classic car broker. Viewing of vehicles is by appointment only in our North Canterbury located Motor House.
This vehicle is being auctioned on Trademe www.trademe.co.nz finishing Sunday the 14th of November at 8:00pm.
Viewing is recommended as this is a restoration project / barn find that will obviously take considerable time and money to complete. Payment must be made within 12 hours of the auction ending and collection of the vehicle by mutual agreement.