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1949 Fiat 500C "Topolino"

When first introduced in 1936, the Fiat 500 was nicknamed: “Topolino(Italian for Mickey Mouse). The moniker was an endearing one and stuck with the car through its evolution through the years.

The 1949 Geneva Spring Motor Show displayed an updated version of the car.
A more contemporary appearance did not hide it's original character.

The coachwork was essentially the same but new front wings were shaped to incorporate the headlamps.

The new styling allowed more luggage to be carried, thanks in part to the spare tire being stored under the rear trunk floor. A hatch just above the rear bumper gave instant access to the spare when needed,

This car is a RHD market car that came from Australia

Manufacturer: Fiat S. P. A. Turin Italy

Model: 500C Motor: 4-stroke Body: Steel
Years Built: 1949-1955 No. Cylinders: 4 Chassis: none
No. Produced: 376,371 Displacement: 569 cc Suspension Front: Transverse Leaf
No. Surviving: n/a Horsepower: 16.5 Suspension Rear: semi elliptic Spring
Length: 3210 mm Gearbox: 4 + rev Steering: Worm & Sector
Width: 1288 mm Starter: motor Brakes: Hydraulic
Weight: 610 kg Electrics: 12 v 4 Wheels: 4.25x15"
Interior: 2 seats Ignition: Coil Top Speed: 95 km/h

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