Fiat 600 Parked in Berkeley


Like a mini VW van. First Fiat with rear engine. Surprising amount of interior space.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

2 Responses to Fiat 600 Parked in Berkeley

  1. That is the Multipla model of the Fiat 600. Unlike VW, it had water cooled engine (that’s good!), 4 cylinder, 663 cc, ohv, 21 hp, 4 speed manual transmission.
    Top speed of 57.1 mph, could accelerate from 0–50 mph in 43.0 seconds, fuel consumption of 32.0 mpg‑US.

  2. May I be so bold as to why a water cooled (van) with a 21hp motor is much better than a 8 passenger, 11 window VW bus with a 98hp air cooled engine that puts out a 110 hp. Mine does a repectable 70 on the interstate. It has a back seat that folds down to a 2 person bed. Just saying?

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