Some New Information – Cute & Fun: ’58 Fiat 600 Multipla
Long awaited auction results in Monterey are starting to come in. We’ll let the experts read the tea leaves but here is one bright star. A ’58 Fiat 600 Multipla in similar condition to our offering sold for $60,500. Cute sells. Make an offer, have fun and make some money doing it.
Let’s turn back the clock to the 1950s when visions of Audrey Hepburn in Rome on a Vespa made her an Oscar winner and Fiat dominated the market for economy-minded buyers. They charmed people into buying their cars with cute styling and willing engines. The Fiat 600 Multipla, was introduced as a station wagon version of the 600, and it was intended to multiply the flexibility of the 600 for the family or as a small commercial vehicle. It was designed around a rear-mounted, water-cooled engine. Because of this layout, Fiat made some bold decisions like rear hinged front doors, large side doors and well, making it look like a little VW Kombi. It became an icon throughout Europe.
Our Fiat Multipla 600 is a station wagon version used exclusively to carry people. It was totally restored by the current owner of 15 years. All of the materials used in the restoration appear to be appropriate and remain in excellent condition. This is the Sport version that does not have jump seats and the seats do fold down. The motor number matches the data plate and performs very nicely, moving the Multipla down the road at close to 60mph!
The asking price is $45,000