Fiat 1200

Fiat 1200Introduced at the Turin Motorshow in 1957, the 1200 Granluce was designed to replace the 1100/103 TV. It used an engine derived from that in the latter, now with a capacity of 1221cc and generating 55bhp. The bodyshell was also derived from the 1100, but was more angular (very similar to the later 1100 Special). The same engine was fitted to the 1100/103 trasformabile to produce the 1200 trasformabile. This also had a mildly revised bodystyle.

A mildly revised Granluce appeared in 1959 with minor trim changes and a modified engine producing 58bhp. These models continued in production until 1960, by which time around 400,000 had been built.

One other 1200 variant was built, the Cabriolet. This is covered on our 'Cabriolets' page..

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Technical Details
Driveline longitudinal engine at front with rear wheel drive
Suspension front : Independent, lower wishbone, coil spring and telescopic damper plus anti-roll bar
rear :  solid axle with telescopic dampers and leaf springs
wheelbase : 2340mm
front track : 1232mm
rear track : 1215mm
Brakes front : drums
rear : drums 
handbrake : transmission band brake (after 1960 on the rear wheels)
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Steering worm and roller
Kerb weight berlina : 926kg
cabriolet : 905kg

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Fiat 1200
Fiat 1200 Gran Luce

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