This little wagon is a rare site in the states and is a real juxtaposition with today's "small" cars. This Fiat packs a 4 door wagon into about the same footprint as a modern Mini coupe. Low mileage, a recent refreshing, and a clean interior could make this unique Fiat an interesting driver.
At just under 13 feet long and 5 feet wide this Familiare would be a tight fit for a modern family, but it could be fun to try to pack 4 people and luggage in for a trip.
54 horsepower isn't much, but it should be suitable for pushing around 2,000 pounds. The 1200cc 4 cylinder is fed by a single Weber carb and is said to be "spry and responsive." Rear wheel drive should add to the fun once you get the hang of the 4 speed column shifter.
The seller says that this vehicle has sat since 1989 and only racked up 28k miles up until then. It was pulled out of storage, received a new battery, oil, and fuel and it turned right over. The brake and coolant systems were also flushed and new plugs, air filter, and belts were fitted.
Rust seems to be at a minimum though the seller calls out one perforation on the left front fender that has been "stabilized." Some other peeling is present on that fender so it sounds like there may be some history there that needs to be investigated.
Otherwise the seller says that the normal issues for a 56 year old vehicle are present including: "minor surface rust, [some] random dents, dings and scrapes, and thinning paint in a few areas." It’s mentioned that the original owner used this wagon for "trips to the Cape." That combined with 27 years in near-seaside storage would warrant some extensive rust investigation though shots of the spare tire well look clean if that's any canary.
Inside the red interior looks great with new upholstery on the front seats. The original bias ply whitewalls are on the car and will need to be replaced with more modern radials.
We don't know why, but we think this would be a perfect wagon for a bike shop. Put a chrome roof rack on top with some Thule bars and you'd have an awesome shop vehicle / support car for local crits.
Find this tiny wagon on eBay in Belchertown, Massachusetts.
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