1935 Fiat 508 S Balilla
The Sport Spider 508 S was created by Carrozzeria Ghia from the Fiat Balilla chassis. It was made available to wealthy clientele for Italian events including the Mille Miglia.
The Balilla was available in two versions: The standard version had fully enclosed fenders while the “Coppa d’Oro” used smaller cycle fenders and a lighter chassis. Sometimes these later cars are refereed to as Type MM. The engine was also uprated to 43 bhp over the standard standard 36 bhp.
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|curb weight||636 kg / 1400 lbs|
Auction Sales History
This sporty Fiat has been the subject of an exacting cosmetic and mechanical restoration that has been recognized at concours and proven on rallies. The restorative work was carried out in Brescia, Italy and, at the completion of the three-year project, was listed with the Registro Fiat Italiano which granted the car its coveted Gold Plate Certificato di Omologazione. Among the laurels it has claimed in the US are Best in Class at the Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance and Best of Marque at Concorso Italiano in 2006. Auction Source: 2011 Scottsdale Auction by Gooding & Company