Affluent job: 1939 Fiat 1500B Cabriolet by Balbo

Italy in 1939, except for some areas of the north-west, was a predominantly pre-industrial reality. Those who, at that time, could afford a fiat 1500 with a six-cylinder engine were few, let alone how many could afford a car like this. Indeed, we cannot know the price of the transformation from a standard 1500 to… Read More Affluent job: 1939 Fiat 1500B Cabriolet by Balbo

Find another one: 1950 Fiat 1500 6C Trasformabile by Balbo

Balbo was one of those coachbuilders who operated in the shadow of famous brands like Pininfarina, Farina or Vignale, however he built beautiful cars, especially before the WWII. Indeed Balbo shut his doors in 1954 but he still had time to build beautiful post war cars like this “Trasformabile” built on the six-cylinder Fiat 1500… Read More Find another one: 1950 Fiat 1500 6C Trasformabile by Balbo

Vintage purple: 1948 Fiat 1100 Trasformabile by Balbo

Balbo coackworks built many special Fiat between the ’30’s and the ’50’s, this car is one of those specials. The seller says few about this car, but watching some period photos this car seems correct (at least from outside). The front end recalls many american cars of the same period, especially Chrysler. A bit more… Read More Vintage purple: 1948 Fiat 1100 Trasformabile by Balbo