Friday 15 April 2011
The Fiat 1800 and 2100 are six cylinder saloons produced by Italian automotive manufacturer Fiat between 1959 and 1968. Both six cylinder models appeared in 1959: in 1963 a four cylinder 1500 cc version was added to the range. The styling closely resembled that of the Peugeot 404 and BMC's family cars of the same period: all three were designed by Pininfarina of Turin.
The Fiat 1800 appeared in 1959, offered as a 4-door sedan and a 5-door Station Wagon (Family). The 1800 model had a 6-cylinder in-line engine with 1795 cc and a power output of 75 hp / 55 kW delivered through a 4-speed transmission. Its maximum speed was, depending on the version, 137 km/h (85 mph) - 142 km/h (88 mph). This was replaced in 1961 with the 1800 model B: the engine output was now 81 hp / 60 kW and top speed between 143 km/h (89 mph) - 146 km/h (91 mph).
The 2100 was a version with a bigger six cylinder engine. In autumn 1959 the 2100 Speciale was, introduced with a lengthened wheelbase and different front grille. The Speciale was used by diplomats. The 2100 was discontinued in Italy during 1961 when the Fiat 2300 became available.
- engine: 6 cylinders
- capacity: 2054 cc
- horsepower: 82 HP
- gearbox: 4+1
- top speed: 165 km/h