Most common eras
Marreyt Classics
Brussels Belgium

Tel:  +32/475 26 78 65
+32 53 63 1233
LIVE adverts (43)

Fiat 508C barchetta by Bidée LHD - 1938 For Sale

This advert viewed 2665 times
  • See Text
  • 1938
Message the seller
Price See Text
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Fiat
Model Barchetta
  508C barchetta
Year 1938
Country Belgium
Region International
Telephone +32/475 26 78 65
Status Trade
Date 06-Aug-2020
Ref C1127312
The pre-war Fiat 508C was a for its time technologically very advanced sportscar. Based on the small series and very performant Fiat 508 Coppa D'Oro which proved her supremacy on the tough Coppa D'Oro delle Dolimiti event, a series of 508C (C for competition) cars was produced which were coachbuilt by different, mostly Italian, coachbuilders.
Marreyt Classics had the pleasure of owning several of these very advanced 508C in the past of which a couple with authentic ex-Mille Miglia history.

The exceptionality of the 508C lies in the modernist construction and set-up of the chassis but most of all of the for its time state of the art 4-cylinder engine (which later became the internationally much acclaimed Fiat 1100 engine).

From the info we obtained through our contacts with Fiat Classiche, we discovered that this particular Fiat 508C has an early Belgian history. Not only was the car sold new to the Brussels Fiat dealer Auto-Locomotion, but was also discovered in a Belgian scrap yard in the 70-ies. The styling of the at that moment somehow derelict but obviously elegant full alloy barchetta body referred immediately to the Brussels based coachbuilders Bidée and De Mola.
Indeed, both companies had immediately after the 2nd WW (due to shortage of available material) established a fine reputation by constructing several similarly bodied sportscars based on existing top-quality sportscars (Alfa Romeo 1750, Jaguar SS100, etc...) from before the 2nd WW.

The intelligent modification to this Fiat 508 chassis, consisted in widening the chassis by categorically cutting the chassis in a left and right section and adding a 10 cm piece in between both halves. This widening operation was clearly not executed by an amateur, because when one inspects this chassis now, the way in which this 10 cm section has been constructed (still discretely visible) and the finishing-off are of unquestionable professional quality.
This widening not only transformed, even modernised, the poise of this sports car, but certainly also added to the stability and comfort of the car (Fiat 508 Coppa D'Oro sports cars need to be driven by 2 good friends because the only way to drive them is "arm in arm").

The typical Bidée style full alloy barchetta body gives this 508C a very balanced and sexy appearance.
After the car's discovery in the Belgian scrap yard, this 508C was sold to my friend and classic car specialist Paolo Biagi in Pisa - Italy who commissioned a full restoration by the well reputed coachbuilder Faralli.
Before and during the restoration, the Italian ASI officials came to inspect this rarity so that after its completion no questions of authenticity would be raised.

I saw this Fiat 508C Bidée barchetta in "as found" condition at my friends Paolo's garage before the start of the restoration and thus also can testimony the cars' authenticity (several photographs in my possession) and also during trips to Italy when I followed up the restoration at the Faralli workshop.
Everyone who comes to visit our classic car garage likes the looks of this 508C barchetta. That is why we decided with no further delay to finalise the mechanical, electricity and trimming restoration in our own classic car workshop.


Although I tried to find out more about the past history of this Fiat 508C Bidée barchetta here in Belgium, I couldn't yet come up with extra documentation.
This sports barchetta represents in my opinion, the ideal project for an (ideally Belgian) enthousiast who, together with our team, would like to participate at exciting classic car events, such as the Mille Miglia, into which a barchetta of this styling will fit perfectly.

In the meantime, we are in the process of obtaining proper Belgian documents, a Fica ID card & the MM Registro for this exceptional Fiat 508C barchetta.
We only lack a proud owner-driver.... You ?

Price : 255.000 euro
Car and Classic logo Compare classic car insurance quotes Get a quote
 
Similar Adverts
Get notified about new similar ads

Sold to a costumer from france, find more classic and sportscars on our website - details above

Superb condition barchetta Limited Edition (#1096) first series with first registration in 1998......

FIAT BARCHETTA 1.8 16V (1995) PERFECT
REGISTERED ASI

LAST PRICE
NO EXCHANGES - NO EXCHANGES
POSSIBLE NATIONAL AND FOREIGN SHIPMENTS

Vehicle Proposed by Link Motors Palermo
High resolution.....

Here for sale at A1M Retro Classics is a beautiful example of a Fiat Barchetta, this vehicle has been thoroughly looked after previously and boasts one owner history. This vehicle was originally imported.....

On offer here is my own,lovely Fiat Barchetta,with factory hard top.This is a superb example with lovely,straight,rust free bodywork and structure,excellent interior,the desirable factory hard top.....

Powered by a 6 cylinder 1.5 litre engine, this example received the dashing Barchetta body, designed and built by Carrozzeria Reda in Modena, as early as 1945. In order to make the engine more competitive,.....

Reluctant sale of 1997 Fiat Barchetta, due to house move and new business venture. I've owned this car for 4 years and loved every minute, and will be disappointed to part with it. We have been.....

  • 25-Jul-2020
  • London
  • Private

First registered and kept in Switzerland in July 1996 and then registered the UK in April 2003. The Fiat Barchetta The Barchetta was based on the chassis of the Mark 1 Fiat Punto, powered by a 1,747.....

  • Premium Dealer
  • 7
View advert

1996 Fiat barchetta 1.8 petrol manual 130bhp in good condition drives excellent with no faults, recent water pump timing belt and clutch, lovely alloy wheels mot till December, body work needs tlc......

  • 20-Aug-2020
  • Surrey
  • Private

This stunning Fiat Barchetta 1.8 Convertible can only be described as in impeccable condition throughout having recently emerged from a classic car collection of 8 years having been dry stored & only.....

  • 28-Aug-2020
  • Northamptonshire
  • Private

The first series of limited edition, LHD, 74000 km, Excellent condition, last twelve years was driven during weekends and holidays, well maintained and guarded, ABS, driver's airbag, central locking,.....

  • 30-Sep-2020
  • Croatia
  • Private