The Fiat 500, commonly known as "Topolino", is an Italian city car produced and manufactured by Fiat from 1936 to 1955.
The name Topolino is Italian and translates literally as "little mouse", but is also the Italian name for Mickey Mouse.
The Topolino was one of the smallest cars in the world at the time of its production.
Launched in 1936, three models were produced until 1955, all with only minor mechanical and cosmetic changes.
It was equipped with a 569 cc four-cylinder, side-valve, water-cooled engine mounted in front of the front axle (later an overhead valve motor), and so was a full-scale car rather than a cyclecar.
Barchetta is an Italian word commonly translated into English as "little boat". The term originally referred to a small skiff used for recreational purposes. It is also applied to some items of clothing, as well as being used in automobile styling, where it describes a class of open-top, two-seat sports cars.
The (Tipo 100) V4 engine has a displacement of 903cc with a very narrow V spanning only 17-19 degrees producing 28,8 hp .
OUR CAR :
Our Fiat – Lancia Barchetta staretd its life as a 1950s Fiat Topolino 500C .
During the 50s the car got converted to Barchetta specification of the era by the famous Carozzeria Zabora of Pavia .
All the body panels are made from handcrafted alluminium. Later the car got an engine upgrade being fitted with the Lancia Ardea engine to boost its power and compliment the chassis characteristics .
There is an invoice in file for the body conversion.
Between 2012 and 2015 the car benefitted from a complete restoration .
Italian registration Asi registered .
Available by Veloce Classic Italia