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Motor Car - Fiat 501, 1925 Reg. No: ST 026123
- Fiat 501 motor car with a tourer body. Purchased by the Museum in 1964. According to Fiat factory records the chassis and engine were built in 1925 Some refurbishment to the body was later carried out by Martin & King.
- Fitted with 23 horsepower (17 kW) straight four-cylinder side-valve 1460 cc petrol engine and four-speed manual transmission. Wheelbase 265 cm (104.3 in). Curb weight approx 1,000 kg (2,205 lb).
- Statement Of Significance:
- This vehicle is typical of the type of medium-sized motor car popular in Australia during the 1920s at a time when cars for private use were increasingly being acquired by middle-class families. At this time most motor cars sold in Australia were imported as 'knocked down' chassis and engine units that were fitted with locally-made bodies available in various styles before being sent to the distributor's showrooms.
|Dimensions:||1750 mm (Height), 1640 mm (Width), 4040 mm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||motor cars, motor vehicle body building, fiat berlina 4door 1950|
|Themes this item is part of:||Engineering Collection, Transport Collection, Fiat 501 Motor Car|
|Primary Classification:||ROAD TRANSPORT|
|Secondary Classification:||Motor Vehicles|
|Tertiary Classification:||motor cars|
|Manufacturer:||Fiat Motors, Torino, Italy, 1925|
|Past Owner:||L. Keady, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|