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About Quiz #363 : 1936 Fiat 1500 Berlina
No Hupmobile indeed! Owner Alexander Vonow pulled a leg to us all by presenting one of his own photos as a mystery interior some time ago. Helped with this knowledge and with addding a few smaller hints, now sudxdenly 'everybody' knows. Well everybody.... sorry to say that no less than six competitors took the wrong turn by choosing Lancia Aprilia. And sorry, it's no Steyr-Daimler-Puch either. In fact it is the Fiat 1500 priced in large numbers from 1935 to 1950, this being a 1936 specimen. Nine competitors were correct in naming the Fiat 1500, so as often it came down to judging the details to point out a winner.
Without doubt the answer by Christoph Röhrs was most substantial: " (...) a pillarless 4-door saloon car of the early streamline era. It´s a FIAT 1500, presented in 1935 at the Motor Show in Milan. The car was designed by the young Dante Giacosa and was the first car tested in a wind tunnel. They are built with slight changes until 1950, this one here is presumably an early model with the rope from the armrest tube in order to close the door. The car has a 6-cyl. 1493ccm 45 PS OHV engine and an interesting front axle." Congratulations Christoph, please send us mailing address and shirt size. Next week a new pre-war challenge. Today a new postwar quiz.
(photos Alexander Vonow)
Saturday, 15 February 2014
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