1938 to 1944
The Fiat 2800 is a sedan produced by FIAT from 1938 to 1944 in 625 total units built.
While taking up the stylistic innovations of the 1500 C, the 2800 was the last substantially new model released by the Fiat factories before the outbreak of World War II . It is said that its design was proposed to Fiat's top management by Benito Mussolini who wanted a flagship to be set against the Mercedes-Benz of the time.
Six cars were built in the torpedo version with 6 seats from the Farina plants; they joined the Casa Reale garage at the Palazzo del Quirinale becoming the representative cars used by the Royal family and, after the war, the first Presidents of the Republic. One of these was the car used by King Vittorio Emanuele III during the flight from Rome to Pescara .
Stylistically the bonnet line and in the elongated nose the line of the new 1100 that would come out the following year. The mechanics was that instead of the standard Fiat unit completed by a motor 2852 c m³ able to develop a power of about 85 HP (approximately 62.5 k W ). An engine of such great displacement will no longer be on the Fiat lists for many years, until the presentation of the Fiat 130 .
From the chassis of the 2800 were also drawn special versions by the most famous coachbuilders like Pininfarina and Zagato .
Replaces: Fiat 525
Replaced by: Fiat 1900
Engine: 2852 cc
Power: 85 HP
Length: 5300 mm
Width: 1800 mm
Height: 1700 mm
Mass weight: chassis 900 kg