Fiat’s utility passenger car, mounting a four-cylinder engine with overhead timing and less than one-litre capacity, reaped success from 1925 to 1929. The 509 A model appeared in 1926 and was an improved version of the original model. The saloon on display has a Weymann body (invented by the Frenchman Charles Torres Weymann) with a wooden shell covered with imitation leather that provided a certain amount of “give”and noise reduction. The 509 was the first Fiat car that could be bought on hire purchase through the SAVA company.
Presented by Emilio Rugiadini, Torino
Engine: 4 cylinders
Capacity: 990 cc
Max. power output: 22 bhp at 3400 rpm
Max. speed: 78 km/h
Weight: 1165 kg