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Fiat 8V

Fiat 8V Coupe Fiat 8V Spider Fiat 8V Demon Rouge Right from its foundation in 1899 Fiat served the high volume automotive market with reliable, low cost products. The high performance market, low volume and high cost, was left to others. This policy left tuning firms like Siata, Abarth and Nardi to serve the demand of higher performance Fiats.

In 1950 Fiat's policy changed abruptly with the development of the Fiat 8V. Rudolf Hruska, at the time working at Siata, was given the task to design the a car around the V8 2-litre engine offering 105 hp. Development took place in absolute secrecy. As not to stress the experimental department of Fiat, production was taken up by Siata. Presented at the Autosalon de Geneve in 1952 the Fiat 8V was a sensation. It was made available in different body styles offered by the factory and by various coach builders, both as Fiat 8V and as the slightly modified Siata 208S. After 114 Fiats and 96 Siatas production ceased in 1954.

Vignale offered various bodies for the Fiat 8V. In 1953, five coupes, one spider and one coupe Corsa were built. As one of the last models, the aggressive looking 8V 'Demon Rouge' was presented in 1954. In total three Demon Rouges were built.
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1000 Coupè (1964) 1300 Coupè (1960) 600 'Rendez Vous' (1955)
1000 Coupè (1965) 1300 S Coupè (1964) 600 'Sabina' (1956)
1100 'Antibes' (1954) 1400 'Orchidea' (1950) 600 'Spiagetta' (1956)
1100 'Charmant' (1953) 1400 'Primula' (1951) 600 Camioncino A (1957)
1100 'Desiree' (1956) 1400 Cabriolet (1951) 600 Camioncino B (1957)
1100 'Mignon' (1954) 1400 Coupè Speciale (1951) 600 Corsa
1100 'Orticella' (1955) 1500 'Glenn' (1962) 600 Furgone A (1957)
1100 'Printemps' (1956) 1500 Berlina Legerissima (1949) 600 Furgone B (1957)
1100 Berlina (1949) 1500 Berlina Panoramica (1948) 600 Multipla 'Giardinetta' (1956)
1100 Berlinetta Superleggera (1948) 1500 Cabriolet (1962) 600 Multipla 'Spiaggia' (1956)
1100 Coupè (1955) 1500 Coupè (1962) 750 Berlinetta (1960)
1100 Coupè (1948) 1500 Coupè (1960) 750 Coupè (1960)
1100 Coupè (1953) 1500 S Coupè (1964) 750 Spider (1960)
1100 Coupè 'Wonderful' (1959) 1800 'En Plein' (1959) 850 Berlina (1964)
1100 Coupè Speciale (1954) 1900 Berlinetta (1953) 850 Coupè (1965)
1100 Elaborata (1954) 1900 Coupè (1953) 850 Coupè (1964)
1100 Elite 55 (1955) 1900 Coupè 'Ducato' (1953) 850 Spider (1964)
1100 Familiare Lusso (1957) 2100 'En Plein' (1959) 8V 'Demon Rouge' (1954)
1100 Familiare Taxi (1957) 2300S Coupè (1962) 8V Coupè (1953)
1100 Garden Car (1957) 500 'Mickey Mouse' (1957) 8V Spider (1953)
1100 Spider (1947) 500 'Minnie' (1958) 950 Coupè (1964)
1200 Coupè 'Wonderful' (1957) 600 'Cherie Gran Luce' (1956) Topolino (1946)
1200 Garden Car (1957) 600 'Cherie' (1955)
1300 Cabriolet (1962) 600 'Marina' (1963)

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