Following the Second World War in Italy, there was a growing demand for practical yet affordable transport. The Fiat 600 was already a bestseller by 1956, when the Multipla was first launched, but the new model soon found a loyal following of its own.
Designed to fulfil the needs of larger families and commercial users, the Fiat 600 Multipla was conceived by Dante Giacosa. Giacosa’s design was truly a feat of engineering packaging. By advancing the passenger compartment over the front wheels and moving the engine to the rear, he created one of the first successful mono-space cars and was able to extract six seats from a car that was only 11 feet and 6.9 inches long!
Three versions of the Mulitpla were available, including a 4/5-seater with bench seats front and rear, which could be folded to make a bed. The 6-seater had a front bench and four individual seats that folded completely flat into the floor. Finally, a taxi version had a single seat and luggage platform in front, separate folding seats in the middle, and a bench seat in back, together with a division.
Differences from the standard saloon included, besides the bodywork, wishbone front suspension (from the 1100 model), different gear ratios, worm and roller steering, slightly larger fuel tank, and interior lamps.
The 600 Multipla was eventually replaced by the Fiat 850 Familiare.
This 1957 Fiat 600 Multipla is a restored example that was directly imported from Italy into the Netherlands. The body is entirely original, accident free, and bereft of corrosion. The body and interior retains all of its original hardware, including lighting equipment, glass, bumpers, trim, brightwork, instruments, steering wheel, and seats. The body wears a factory-color respray that’s in top condition today. This car is equipped with the fixed bench seat in the front and 4 fold-down back seats and an original roof rack. It was owned in Italy by one family and has still it’s original (100.008) 633 cc overhead valve inline-four cylinder engine.
Fiat 600 Multipla (100.008)
4 cylinder in line
|Bore x Stroke||
60 x 56 mm
Weber 22IM Carburettor
22 pk or 22 bhp at 4.600 rpm
39 Nm at 2.400 rpm
1576 lb or 715 kg
78,75 in or 200 cm
|LxWxH or LxBxH||
139,2 x 57,1 x 62,2 in or 353,5 x 145 x 158 cm
|Production numbers Fiat 600 Multipla 1957||
The Fiat has a Dutch title and is easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any import taxes and we can help with transport. Trading in, buying and consignment possible.