The Fiat 1400 cabriolet was the first Fiat project made from scratch after the second world war, also thanks to the funds coming from the U.S.A. by Marshall Plan.
Indeed if you have some knowledge of the american cars of the late fourties/early fifties you will find a lot of similiarities with those, and that’s because this car was studied also in order to be liked by the american customers: of course its small engine couldn’t compete with the four liters V8 installed on the same period Ford and Mercury.
This particular car is, at least watching the photos, one of the most correct specimens seen so far: for instance is one of the very few 1400 still equipped with the small taillights without the turn signals: that’s because they weren’t mandatory in Italy until 1959. There are not detailed photos of the interiors nor of the engine bay but the car look properly restored, without any “creative” touch so we believe that every part of this car wouldn’t give any disappointment to the new owner. Find it for sale at €37,000 (today $41,000) here in Ragusa, Italy.