The Fiat 1500 Coupe and Convertible, bodied by Pininfarina, are sports cars produced by Fiat between 1959 and 1966 and derived from the 1200 Granluce Convertible.
In the second half of the fifties the House of Turin decided to construct a spyder . Despite the official name of the 1200 Cabriolet, the new car (launched in 1959) was a true spyder 2 seater.
At the end of that year the version with 1.2-litre engine was flanked by the more powerful 1500 S Cabriolet, powered by a 1491 cc DOHC engine Osca, capable of delivering 80hp, derived directly from the engine Osca MT4. The 1500 S, recognizable by its new grille which followed the one in 1200, also had front brakes discs. Some 1500S OSCA were set up directly in the workshops and were recognizable aesthetically for some more aerodynamic appendage that made them more aggressive in the line and above the engine had 20hp more than the home-produced cousins Fiat. These built cars are still much sought after because very rare.
The Fiat 1500 Spider that we have today comes with its Italian registration and the ASI certification. The feature that makes this car special and rare is that it is equipped with the original hard-top, which is not common for the spiders and very rare to find. The car was restored in the 1998 and then it was used only for classic car meetings.