Oldtimer gallery. Cars. FIAT-508 Balilla, 1934-1937.

15k photo of 1935 FIAT 508 sedan1934 FIAT 508 spider18k photo of FIAT 508 factory roadster
1934-1937 FIAT-508 Balilla
(data for sedan)
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
Road clearance: 160mm
25k photo of FIAT 508 factory roadster, engine1935 FIAT Balilla Coppa d'Oro81k photo of FIAT 508 2-door sedanFront and rear wheel track: 1400mm
Gearbox: 4 speeds + rear
Hydraulical brakes
12 Volt electrics
Weight: 720 kg
Maximal speed: 85 km/h
Tyres: 4,40 - 17(?) inches
Fuel tank capacity: 31 L
Petrol consumption: 7,0-8,5 L/100km
16k photo of FIAT 508 factory roadster, rear compartment20k photo of FIAT 508 factory roadster, bottom view1937 FIAT 508 pickupPrice: 10800 It. lire
Balilla was too successful car, that 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
Photos are from:
Patrick Castelli (Padova, Italy) (2-door- and 4-door sedans)
81k photo of FIAT 508 4-door sedan1936 FIAT 508 4-door sedan15k photo of FIAT 508 factory roadster, insideTourer (24k) is from the book "A-Z of
Cars of the 1930s" by Michael Sedgwick
& Mark Gillies, Bay View Books Ltd.
(58k) 508M spider (letter M stays for
"Military") and two military FIATs 508M
tourer and 508M Col. Mil. are from Bart
Vanderveen's book "Historic Military Vehicles Directory", "After the Battle" publication, 1989.
Photo of 1937 pickup is from Motorbase.
15k photo of FIAT 508 factory roadster1936 FIAT 508 4-door sedan1936 FIAT 508 4-door sedanMobile.de (in German)
eBay, USA
Oldtimer Garage Bern Ltd. (Switzerland)
eBay, Germany
By the way the Balilla were a fascist youth
organisation (the exstended name was
Opera Nazionale Balilla, ONB) that called itself after a young boy that started a revolution in Genova in the 19th century by
throwing stones at the Austrian occupiers.
67k photo of FIAT 508 2-door sedanFIAT 508 coupe17k image of FIAT 508M Col. Mil.Thanks for help to Patrick Castelli (Padova, Italy),
Crandall Harrell and
Chris Potempa (a Fiat enthusiast, USA).

102k image of 1935 FIAT 508S roadster58k image of 1934-36 FIAT 508M spider1934 FIAT 508 spiderFIAT 508 coupe

17k image of 1934-37 FIAT 508M tourer24k image of 1934 FIAT 508 2-door cabriolet40k image of 1935 FIAT 508S roadster

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Last updated 18 XII 2001.