1959 Fiat 1200 Spyder

The Fiat 1200 Spyder is a rear wheel drive automobile, with its powerplant placed in the front, and a convertible/cabriolet body designed by Pininfarina. Its 4 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a volume of 1.2 litres. In this application it provides power and torque figures of 63 bhp (64 PS/47 kW) at 5300 rpm and 83 Nm (61 lbft/8.5 kgm) at 3000 rpm respectively. A 4 speed manual 'box supplies the power to the wheels. Its quoted weight at the kerb is 900 kg. Top stated speed is 145 km/h (90 mph).

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Key facts

1959 Fiat 1200 Spyder information summary

What body style?
convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
4031 mm
How heavy?
900 kg
What size engine?
1.2 litre, 1221 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
64 PS / 63 bhp / 47 kW @ 5300 rpm
How much torque?
83 Nm / 61 ft.lb / 8.5 kgm @ 3000 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 19.1 s
How fast?
145 km/h, 90 mph

Fiat 1200 models

Fiat 1200 Spyder -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 1221 cm3 59 PS 58 bhp 43 kW 920 kg
sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1221 cm3 59 PS 58 bhp 43 kW 940 kg
1959 Fiat 1200 Spyder data
bodywork
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors
DesignerPininfarina
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2340 mm 92.1 inches
Track/tread (front) 1232 mm 48.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1216 mm 47.9 inches
Length 4031 mm 158.7 inches
Width 1521 mm 59.9 inches
Height 1302 mm 51.3 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.72
Kerb weight 900 kg 1984 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 38.6 litres 8.5 UK Gal 10.2 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Fiat
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.2 litre
1221 cc
(74.51 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 72 × 75 mm
2.83 × 2.95 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.96
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(Gross)
64 PS (63 bhp) (47 kW)
at 5300 rpm
Specific output
(Gross)
51.6 bhp/litre
0.85 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Gross)
83 Nm (61 ft·lb) (8.5 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque
(Gross)
67.98 Nm/litre
0.82 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.25:1
Fuel system 1 We carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 854.2 kPa (123.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 305.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 19.1 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile 21 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 145 km/h (90 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 70.97 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
52.2 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
70 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 19.16 kg/kW
32 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.30
general
Carfolio.com ID67045
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 12.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1959 Fiat 1200 Spyder added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.