After the conclusion of World War I, Fiat unveiled the 501 as their new compact family vehicle in 1919. The car was equipped with a four-cylinder, 1.5-liter engine and a four-speed gearbox, while the chassis boasted semi-elliptical leaf springs and rear brakes with rigid axles. The automobile was offered in various body styles, including a four-door saloon and a “Torpedo” cabriolet with either two or four doors.
This particular 1920 Fiat 501 Tourer showcases a two-tone exterior, with a crimson body and black wings, along with a cowl light and side-mounted spare that complete the car’s inter-war tourer aesthetic. A black hood, supported by a wooden frame, provides some protection from the elements, while the interior boasts well-worn black leather that complements the wooden dashboard fitted with an amp gauge, clock, oil pressure gauge, and speedometer.
Source: RM Sotheby’s