Lot 102 - 1967 Fiat 850 Idromatic
|Odometer reading||22,100 miles|
|Result||Sold - £2,912|
With its small, rear-engine 850 model doing well in the marketplace, for 1968 Fiat introduced an improved version, designated 850 Special. The 850, which had been new for 1964, featured an 843cc water-cooled four at the rear, and a four-speed transaxle, fully-synchronized with Porsche synchros. It developed 34 bhp, 37 in a high performance version. Seating was comfortable and a top speed of 75 mph was comparable with some 1100cc cars like the Morris Minor or Ford Anglia. At the 1965 Geneva Motor Show a fastback coupé was introduced, a 2+2 with 47 bhp engine. A sporty spider was also available, designed and built by Bertone.
This adorable little Italian ‘town car’ is presented in white with red interior and is in good condition throughout. The current keeper has owned it for circa six years and has driven it sporadically over this period and has kept it garaged. This delightful mid-engine classic is practical, fun and is offered without reserve.
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