Survivor Fiat In Sweden: 1957 Fiat 1400B

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At first glance I was sure this car had been restored, but I was wrong. Other than a 35-year old repaint, this Fiat 1400B is wearing it’s factory interior and exterior proudly. The car is located in Domsjö, Sweden and is for sale here on eBay. The meter is showing 99,976 total that I’m guessing is kilometers, and has a few tears in the interior and headliner to show it’s actually been driven. Underhood is a little more worn looking, but still not excessive for a survivor like this. I’ve never seen one of these cars in the US, and I think it would be an interesting and enjoyable experience getting used to the 4-on-the-tree shifter on our roads. The central “eye” in the grille is a fog light, and the two-tone paint really makes this stand out. I think this would be a nice addition to the fleet, but Sweden’s a bit far for me; are any of our European readers interested? Have you seen one in the US? Let us know in the comments!

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Comments

  1. Joey G

    I might have seen one on Bozo’s circus, did a clown choose the red interior to go along with the green paint?

    JoeyG…

    • Audifan

      Red interior in a green car is not that unusual in classic European cars. I really like it. It’s definitely way nicer than refrigerator white cars with tan dog poop color interior.

  2. James

    Has anyone ever bought a car on ebay that is on foreign soil?

    • Bentleyguy

      I’ve bought dozens of cars out of England, Australia, New Zealand. Etc. Only burned a few times and only when I violated my rule and bought without an actual telephone conversation or two with the seller. So if the guy won’t give a phone number when you email him, I say DON’T BUY!

  3. Rick

    At least it’s LHD

  4. JW454

    I like it… red interior and all. I would have preferred a willow green inside but it is what it is. I don’t generally look favorably on a four door but this one has something.

  5. paul

    shouldn’t this be right hand drive if was in Sweden from the beginning? Sweden didn’t change over to LHD until the early 70s. I recall there being a national moratorium on driving for several days to let the populace acclimate to the idea of driving on the ‘other side’.

    • keith

      No – most cars were still LHD in Sweden as it allowed the driver to step straight out onto the sidewalk. Only the likes of VW buses tended to be RHD, with the loading doors on the left to allow passengers to get out onto the sidewalk safely.

  6. Jason

    Saw a bulbous old car for sale in Sweden, assumed it was a SAAB!

  7. Daymo

    Got more than a hint of early Rover P4 about it, even down to the central spotlight…

    • Jamie Palmer Jamie Staff

      Interesting point–I hadn’t seen that connection before you pointed it out. The P4 predated this Fiat by a little bit.

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