|Successor|| Fiat 124 (1300)|
Fiat 125 (1500)
Fiat 124 Spider (Cabriolet)
|Class||Large family car|
|Body style|| 4-door sedan|
|Engine|| 1295 cc ohv I4|
1481 cc ohv I4
|Wheelbase|| 2425 mm (1300/1500)|
2505 mm (1500C)
|Length|| 4030 mm (1300/1500)|
4130 mm (1500C)
|Weight||960 kg (2116 lb)|
|Fuel economy||8.8 l/100 km (1300), 9.4 l/100 km (1500)|
|Related|| SEAT 1500|
Polski Fiat 125p
- This article is about the 1960s models - there were also entirely different Fiat 1500s manufactured from 1935 to 1949.
The Fiat 1300 and Fiat 1500 were large family cars manufactured by the Italian automaker Fiat Auto from 1961 to 1967, which replaced the Fiat 1200. The 1300 and 1500 were essentially nearly identical, but differed in engine displacement, as indicated by model names. They were available as a saloon and estate, and spawned a convertible version, which shared little mechanically with the other body styles except the 1500 engine.
The 1300/1500 and their derivatives were also assembled by the Yugoslavian Zastava and Fiat's German subsidiary, Neckar Automobil AG. The floorpan of the 1500C was used as a basis for its replacement, the Fiat 125, while another model, the Polski Fiat 125p, made by the Polish FSO, was created by mating the body of 125 and mechanicals (engines, gearbox, transmission, suspension) of 1300/1500. In the Italian range, the 1300 was replaced by the Fiat 124 in 1966, and the 1500 by the Fiat 125 a year later.
The 1300/1500 were conventional cars, with longitudinally, front-mounted engines powering the rear axle via a four-speed manual transmission. The engines employed were two versions of the same design, differing in bore:
- Fiat 1300 - 1295 cc (bore 72 x stroke 79.5mm) ohv 4-cyl in-line with 65 bhp @ 5,200rpm
- Fiat 1500 - 1481 cc (bore 77 x stroke 79.5mm) ohv 4-cyl in-line with 72 bhp @ 5,200rpm
Both variants started with a wheelbase of 2425mm, but from 1964 the wheelbase of Fiat 1500 was increased to 2505mm.
Fiat 1500 Spider
The 1500 Fiat Coupe and convertible, are the cars produced by the Italian carmaker Fiat Auto from 1959 to 1966, Italy. They were built on the basis of "Fiat 1200 trasformabili" designed by the master of Italian design, Pininfarina.
During the second half of 50 years, the giant of Turin decided to rejuvenate its convertible trasformabili 1200 and entrusted the study of body Pininfarina who created a classic but elegant. Fiat retained the basic mechanics with his famous 1221 cm3 engine (which also equipped sedans and the 1200 Simca Aronde), developing 59 hp.
Although the official name was "Fiat 1200 Cabriolet", the new car was indeed a genuine spider places 2.
Following the success, Fiat added a version with a new engine 1500 cm3 and launched the powerful "1500 S Cabriolet. This spider had a two-engine camshafts Osca 1491 cm3, developing 90 hp.
The "S 1500" was recognizable to the vent on the left side of the hood to power the two carburetors. It had disc brakes. Fiat 1500 Cabrio 1500 Fiat Coupe
In 1961, in conjunction with the launch of the new range of Fiat 1300/1500 Sedan, the 1200 Cabriolet "suffer a slight restyling of the front with a new grille and different lights. The interior design will be reviewed and changed his engine. The 1200 engine was dropped and will have a new engine of 1481 cm3 72 hp fitted to the sedan.
The latest generation of the famous Fiat 1500 Cabriolet was born and the powerful version "1600 S", both spider and coupe, equipped Osca engine increased to 1568 cm3 which developed very high power for the time of 100 hp.
Versions "1600 S" stood out with their dual headlights and air intake on the largest engine cowl.
These cars won numerous awards for their class and refined mechanics, will be replaced in 1966 by the versions "Sport Coupe" and "Sport Spider" of the Fiat 124 range.
Fiat 1500 L / 1500 Taxi
- Main article: Fiat 1800/2100/2300
These models were essentially Fiat 1800s fitted with the 1500 engine, and therefore referred to as "1500" in Fiat nomenclature. The Taxi version debuted in 1962 and had the engine derated to 60 hp. The 1500 L (for "Lunga" - Italian for
The Fiat 1500 L was also produced under the name Seat 1500 in Barcelona, Spain by SEAT. 183,652 SEAT 1500 were produced between 1960 and 1972. SEAT later produced the Fiat 131 & 132 series under the name SEAT 131 and SEAT 132 until 1982.
Siata, the Italian tuning accessories and special vehicles manufacturer, devised a model called TS or 1500 TS that differed from the regular Fiat saloon in styling details, including two-tone paint, but mainly in the fact that the engine was tuned to deliver as much as 94 bhp. Moreover, there was a 1500TS Coupé version with a unique body designed by Giovanni Michelotti. Both the saloon and the coupé were also manufactured by Fiat's German subsidiary, Neckar Automobil AG, formerly known as NSU-Fiat, located in Heilbronn (unlike regular Fiat 1300/1500).
The Yugoslavian automaker Crvena Zastava, which was extensively cooperating with Fiat, also assembled the 1300 and 1500, branding them as Zastava 1300 and Zastava 1500, respectively. Zastava went on to produce the 1300 by itself when Fiat stopped production. Better equipment was added and models named DeLuxe and 1300E. The production went on until the eighties.
1963 Fiat 1500, 118H Cabriolet Y Pininfarina Source
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|Small family car||1100||128||Ritmo||Tipo|
|Large family car||1500||125||132||Argenta||Croma I|
|Coupé / Roadster||Dino / 124 Sport Spider||124 Sport Spider|
|Sports car||850 Spider||X1/9|
|Panel van||Fiorino I||Fiorino II|
|Compact MPV||600 Multipla|
|Van||600 T||850 T||900 T|
|1100 BLR / ELR / I / T||238|
|Off-road||Campagnola (1101)||Campagnola (1107)|
|*Rebadged Iveco model|