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1938 Fiat 2800 Cabriolet

1938 Fiat 2800 Cabriolet in Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Movie, 2001 IMDB

Class: Cars, Convertible — Model origin: IT

1938 Fiat 2800 Cabriolet

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

Comments about this vehicle

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pilou BE

2006-04-26 12:17

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It looks much bigger than an 1100 and has sidemounts.Fiat 2800 cabriolet 1938.

junkman UK

2006-04-26 12:47

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This must be one of the most interesting cars we have on the db. These Fiat 2800 Phaetons were built for the Italian -ahem- 'government' of the era, the coachwork was supplied by Viotti of Turin. 12 such examples were reportedly completed of which it is believed 6 do still exist. This one might be one of two known to be in running order. A rare car indeed.

der.krusche AT

2006-04-26 13:44

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pilou wrote It looks much bigger than an 1100 and has sidemounts.Fiat 2800 cabriolet 1938.

well, but see this *woody*:
http://www.van.at/flame/gall/set03/gall133.htm

not that small and a 1100 too (norbert, the guy who shot it, is well experienced in fiat - working for the company.)

maybe thats the influence of USA, making us think, cars of that size need 5 litres minimum ;-)))

junkman UK

2006-04-26 13:58

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der.krusche wrote
maybe thats the influence of USA, making us think, cars of that size need 5 litres minimum ;-)))


5 litres minimum don't hurt a bit.

der.krusche AT

2006-04-26 14:23

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junkman wrote

5 litres minimum don't hurt a bit.

oookay! but as you mentioned being a pacifist: it could help, needing less oil ;-)))

I would like to drive a noble convertible like that with just a 1100-motor:



-- Last edit: 2006-04-26 14:24:17

pilou BE

2006-04-26 15:02

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There are obvious differences between the movie car and the Castagna woody shown.The Castagna woody has the postwar 1100 D/E grille whose sides are slightly rounded at the under part.The movie car has a prewar grille with straight sides and also a prewar body.The hood and the front fenders of the movie car are longer ( it would have been difficult to accomodate sidemounts on the fenders of the Castagna car).The wheelbase of the movie car also looks longer.So, I am still not convinced that this is an 1100

ben68 BE

2006-04-26 15:18

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Beautiful car anyway... :)

junkman UK

2006-04-26 15:35

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der.krusche wrote
oookay! but as you mentioned being a pacifist: it could help, needing less oil ;-)))


I'm a pacifist, not a tree hugger.

junkman UK

2006-04-26 15:52

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pilou wrote So, I am still not convinced that this is an 1100


When I compare this car with the photo I have from the example that is in the Storia Fiat in Turin, you are absolutely correct.

der.krusche AT

2006-04-26 15:59

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junkman wrote

I'm a pacifist, not a tree hugger.

I see. and understand - well, I also would prefer to hug something else than trees.

on the other hand: whatfor are most wars fought today? oil?

anyway ... I keep thinking on all that beautiful rigs, we would not have without war.

;-))
m.

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