FIAT 508S BALILLA
2-seater sports, 4-seater sports, berlinetta aerodynamica.
Delightful little car with 36bhp ohv engine (cast iron head), higher gearing than its British rivals, and rear tank/mechanical pump. Centre-lock wire wheels, four-speed synchro 'box and usual brakes. 72mph and 35mpg though Italian bodies with cycle wings lighter than the British-made two- and four-seaters. Coupés lovely but not imported. Most survivors will have alloy-head 1100 engines, alas. Only 50 brought in, 1934-35.