The A Man, A Can, A Plan books by David Joachim are a series of man-themed cookbooks that involve canned goods, minimal effort and quick results. We would like to think that you can approach car restoration with similar approach involving a man, a van and a plan...find your van here; This 1960 Fiat 600 Multipla is for sale in Forest City, PA and currently bidding for $4,300 reserve-not-met on ebay.
The Seicento was a city car built by Fiat from 1955-1969, but the Multipla Van was a 6 passenger version that puts all modern minivans to shame with its economy of space and style. The Multipla can be considered the grand-daddy of the modern MPV and it used its rear engined setup to pack people and stuff inside like no other vehicle of its time.
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The Fiat 600 is powered by a watercooled 600 cc engine that produced 21 horsepower and will get the 1500 lb Multipla up to a top speed of 57.1 mph. Zero to 50 mph is absolutely obliterated in 43 seconds...0-60 mph can be listed as N/A.
The front fascia of the Multipla is classic Fiat cute; it just makes you want to smile! What won't make you smile is the seller's description of the fuel-spraying carburetor, spongy brake pedal and locked up wheel cylinders. It is quite a project, but fully restored these can command serious money.
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