Rare bird: 1956 Fiat 600 Coupé by Monterosa


We know that Classic Virus readers expect us to publish some very special cars, produced in very limited series and better still if Italian. It goes without saying that this is not easy but sometimes we manage to find something special.


What we have found for sale today is a very special small car: it is in fact a Fiat 600 with bodywork from Monterosa, a known Turin body shop that has been in business for less than twenty years and closed its doors in 1961, therefore much earlier compared to its other competitors. For this reason in particular, finding Monterosa bodied cars is very difficult.


There are very few 600 Monterosa built: the models were basically two, a bit like the 600 modified by Viotti; a version with “5 glasses” and another with “three glasses” (excluding the windshield, of course); the latter version is certainly more beautiful but it is already a lot to find one, so you have to be satisfied. The seller says that only 14 have been built: it is probable, but we know how difficult it is to find information on these special cars, and how often the information found is incorrect. The car does not appear to be in a competitive condition, however the state of conservation seems good. Find it for sale at £30,000 (today $39,000) here in Roma, Italy.


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