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1957 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile Spider

1957 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile Spider
1957 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile

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Technical Specifications:

  • 1,221 CC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
  • Single Weber Carburetor
  • 55 HP at 5,300 RPM
  • 4-Speed Manual Gearbox
  • 4-Wheel Drum Brakes
  • Front Independent Suspension
  • Rear Live-Axle Suspension

First introduced at the Torino Motor Show in November 1957, the Fiat 1200 was intended to replace the Fiat 1100 TV, or Turismo Veloce, designed under Fabio Luigi Rapi, director of Fiat’s Dipartimento Carrozzerie Derivate e Speciali. Receiving a larger 1,221 cc engine, the 1200 TV was offered as both a four-door sedan and a two-seat Trasformabile roadster, also known as a spider. The 1200 Trasformabile retained many of the 1100’s American- inspired design features, such as a panoramic wraparound windshield, whitewall tires, and a fender hip chrome band, but benefited from a restyling of the front and rear end that resulted in a more elegant split grille, enlarged bumpers, and a unique pair of swivel seats that permitted occupants ease of entry.

1957 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile Spider

Only manufactured until 1959, the 1200 TV Trasformabile saw limited production, with estimates ranging between 2,300-3,400. Although immensely popular in Europe, only around 700 Trasformabiles are believed to have been exported to the US. The example being offered here is a rare first-production-year vehicle, finished in a dramatic color combination of light blue paint and saddle interior, which was completely reupholstered in 2020, and features navy accents that echo the color of its convertible top. Tuned and serviced by the experts at Specialty Car Solutions of Houston, this 1200 TV Trasformabile is a ready addition to any collection that celebrates mid-century automotive design.

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Vehicle Highlights

  • Light Blue over Tan
  • Charming Mid-Century Italian Sports Car
  • Low-Production Vehicle Rarely Seen in the US
  • Expertly Reupholstered in 2020
  • Eligible for Numerous Tours and Events
  • Offered with Spare Wheel and Hideaway Memphis Radio System

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