Fiat 508 "Balilla"

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Luppo Lui on May 23, 2011


Years of production: 1934-1937

Overall production (Italy): 72769 units + approx. 1200 of 508S sport cars

Engine: 24hp/3800rpm, 4-cyl, 4-stroke

SV (36hp OHV for 508S) 995cc

Bore/Stroke: 65/75 mm

Compression ratio: 6,3 : 1

Length: 3515mm, width: 1400mm, height: 1380mm

Wheelbase: 2300mm

Gearbox: 4 speeds + rear

Hydraulical brakes

12 Volt electrics

Weight: 720 kg

Maximal speed: 85 km/h

Fuel tank capacity: 31 L

Petrol consumption: 7,0-8,5 L/100km

Luppo Lui on May 23, 2011

By the way the Balilla were a fascist youth organisation (the extended name was Opera Nazionale Balilla, ONB) that called itself after a young boy

Luppo Lui on May 23, 2011

Balilla was a very successful car, so that a few countries bought a license to co-produce it as:

Polski FIAT-508 III in Poland,

NSU-FIAT 508 in Germany,

SIMCA in France and

Walter Junior in Czechoslovakia.

Raingard Ricklefs on May 23, 2011

Schöner Kastenwagen ! LIKE LG RR

Luppo Lui on March 18, 2012

@Raingard Ricklefs & all other visitors

Thanks for visiting, kind comments, LIKE & YS

cheers, Dietmar

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