Fiat 1500 6C Barchetta, born from the wind

Fiat 1500 6C Barchetta del 1937

The car in these images is a 1937 Fiat 1500 6C Barchetta, part of the Fiat 1500 family, first presented to the public in 1935.

Those were the years when the Turin-based carmaker’s engineers started paying great attention to aerodynamic design – and the 1500’s sinuous lines were also the result of groundbreaking experiments in the wind tunnel.

According to documents at the Fiat Museum, the car we are showcasing here was registered on November 1st 1937, and subsequently remodeled with an aluminum body, transforming into a “barchetta”.

Photos via:
https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/23262/lot/414

October 14, 2016