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A delightful example of the classic Fiat sports roadster - Dutch-Ulster rep - 10-10-2020

https://www.prewarcar.com/312653-1929-austin-7-beetleback-roadster-by-swallow


RE: A delightful example of the classic Fiat sports roadster - Mike Costigan - 10-10-2020

Hmmm! If that was a UK auction there would be scope for misrepresentation! It's a 1930 car, not 1929 (originally registered WE 8960 in June 1930) and that chassis plate is not the original id plate (it's a modern repro stamped with the Car Number). I wonder whether it goes as well as it looks? Probably not!


RE: A delightful example of the classic Fiat sports roadster - Steve kay - 10-10-2020

Interesting Fiat . Not a twin cam out of a sporting 124, and certainly not 27 litres as admired at Chateau Impney. Yet some how it looks familiar....


RE: A delightful example of the classic Fiat sports roadster - Ruairidh Dunford - 10-10-2020

It’s given me a lump in my throat...


RE: A delightful example of the classic Fiat sports roadster - Erich - 10-10-2020

Fiat? Perforated steel wheels? I did note the switch panel is attached with philips head screws and the clock? to the right doesn't seem to be attached at all.

Erich in Seattle


RE: A delightful example of the classic Fiat sports roadster - Dave Wortley - 10-10-2020

Lovely! Beautiful A7 but what can you do with it? Scary taking out on the road in case it got scratched.


RE: A delightful example of the classic Fiat sports roadster - Steve kay - 10-10-2020

Now now, let's not be judgemental. Originally called Pozzidrive, the fastening was invented in a shed in the backstreets of Torino by a chap called Giovanni Forzano in 1927. It is truly sad that I looked at the striking images of such a masterpiece again. The electical arrangements are unusual, the sign on the windscreen seems to suggest that masterswitch is under the hood. Now under the tonneau on a rainy day makes sense, but if an emergency required the master switch being turned off, the time and effort in raising the folded hood to get to it sounds a bit dangerous. Sorry, it comes from sitting at the kitchen table and not standing outside the Radnorshire Arms.


RE: A delightful example of the classic Fiat sports roadster - Dave Mann - 10-10-2020

My feelings exactly David.


RE: A delightful example of the classic Fiat sports roadster - Ruairidh Dunford - 10-10-2020

...and swallow, that’s better!

Our Swallow 2-seater (bought by my mother from Donald Doughty around the same time she bought the GE Cup that was completed last year), is next on the list for restoration.  Martin and Dave Prior are currently undertaking the framework for it.

She made a fantastic model of it using a flat bottomed egg for the tail, if she reads this she may be able to post a picture of it (perhaps stored in a shoe box in your bedroom cupboard)?


RE: A delightful example of the classic Fiat sports roadster - Steve Jones - 10-10-2020

I'm sorry but cars like this just don't do it for me. In 1929 or 1930 they simply didn't look like this. Too perfect, too shiny. OK if it's what you want but not real or realistic and not for me.

Steve