Fiat 600: Down The Road with A Classic Car

Fiat 600 is a popular city car that was first produced by the company in the year 1955 and eventually discontinued in the year 1969. It measured 3.22 mm long and it was the first rear-engine vehicle. It was priced in the range of €6,700 or USD 7300. The total number of units produced in between 1955 and 1969 was 2,695,197.

Sold as SEAT 600 in Spain

During 1970s and 80s, the car became more popular in countries like Spain and it is known as SEAT 600. Fiat 600 had hydraulic drum brakes on all the 4 wheels; suspension of the vehicle was a single-double mounted leaf spring.

All the models had three-Syncro 4-speed transaxles. Unlike the Fiat 500 or VW Beetle, the 600 is water-cooled with cabin heater; all the models have generators with external regulators.

In the year 1956, soft-top version was introduced, along with a 6-seat variant 600-multipla. It is the precursor of the present Fiat multi-purpose vehicle.

The top speed of the vehicle is limited to 59 miles per hour and it has got 633 CC inline-4 cylinder engine. The 767 cc version’s speed is limited to 110 kilometers per hour. The car has pretty good defrosting and ventilation systems too, making it a fantastic city car.

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Technical Characteristics of Fiat 600

Technical Characteristics of 1963 Fiat 600 D Multipla produced by Fiat (IT).

Body Type Estate (station wagon; shooting brake) 3 doors / 4 seats
Weight 749 Kg
Length 3534 mm
Height 1581 mm
Wheelbase 2000 mm
Front Track 1229 mm
Rear Track 1156 mm
Ground Clearance 149 mm
Fuel Capacity 29 liters
Engine location rear
Engine alignment longitudinal
Drive Wheels Rear wheel drive
Steering n/a
Fuel Supply System 1 We carb
Max Power 29HP (21 kW) @ 4800 rpm
Max Torque 49Nm @ 3000 rpm
CO2 Emissions n/a
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 767 cc
Bore 62 mm
Stroke 63 mm
Cam Design OHV - Overhead Valves
Cylinders 4 INLINE
Valves per cylinder 2
Total Valves 8
Compression Ratio 7.5:1
Aspiration Normal
Front Brakes Dr
Rear Brakes Dr
Standard Wheels n/a
Standard Tyres n/a
Suspension Front I.CS.
Suspension Rear I.CS.
Transmission manual
Number of gears 4
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h n/a
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 11.9 l/100km
Road 6.8 l/100km
Mixt 8.6 l/100km