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Posted By: Dick Johnson
Posted On: Sunday November 3, 2019 at 12:54 PM
 
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1937 Fiat Topolino


It was the brainchild of Fiat boss Senator Giovanni Agnelli who, in 1934, envisaged a small mass-produced ‘people’s car’ capable of carrying two people in comfort with 50kg (110 lbs) of luggage.
It was powered by a 569cc four-cylinder, side-valve, water-cooled engine mounted ahead of the front axle, with the radiator located behind the engine where it doubled as the interior heater. Although it developed a modest 13bhp, it could still reach 55mph and cover 50 miles on a single gallon of petrol. Transmission was via a four-speed gearbox, with independent front suspension, 12-volt electrics and Lockheed hydraulic brakes.
Best of all was the roll-top canvas roof which turned it into almost a full convertible

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1937 Fiat Topolino by Dick Johnson #44875
This is a cute little car that is impossible not to love. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #44875.1




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