Fiat 900T

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Fiat 900T
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Overview
ManufacturerFiat
Also called
  • Fiat 900E (minibus)
  • Fiat Citivan (UK)
Production1976-1985
Powertrain
Engine0.9-litre I4 petrol
Dimensions
Wheelbase1,993.9 mm (78.5 in)
Length3,727.4 mm (146.75 in)
Width3,314.7 mm (130.5 in)
Height1,663.7 mm (65.5 in)
Chronology
PredecessorFiat 850T
Fiat 1100T
SuccessorFiat Scudo

The Fiat 900T is a small van produced by the Italian automobile manufacturer Fiat[1] between 1976 and 1985, replacing the similar Fiat 850T. It was sold in the UK as the Fiat Citivan.

It was available in a number of variants, including the 900E seven-seat minibus and 900E camper vans called Amigo and Pandora.

Specification[edit]

Fiat 900E minibus

The 900T was powered by a rear-mounted four-cylinder 903cc petrol engine, shared with the Fiat 127. In the 900T it produced 35 bhp (26 kW; 35 PS) @ 4,500rpm and 44.84 lb⋅ft (61 N⋅m) @ 3,300rpm.[2]

The 900T was equipped with small 12" wheels and had a small turning circle of 29 ft 6.5 in (9.00 m). The van was fitted with drum brakes all-around.

Fiat didn't produce pickups at the time so 3rd party coach builders such as the well-known Zagato, Viotti, Sata e Ghia e specialists like Fissore, Moretti, Orlandi, Vignale, Coriasco e Pasino, would purchase 900T vans from the Fiat factory and convert them into campers and pickups similar to the VW versions. These companies cut away the rear body and added panels as needed to complete the conversion and then re-sprayed the original color. Coriasco and Fissore stamped the rear of the body with their own VIN to the right of the original Fiat VIN, which were then combined into one longer VIN on the title. The pickup version was very similar to the VW combi with raised rear bed, removable bed walls and large storage area accessible from either side underneath.

Kerb 16.43 cwt Luggage space 93.5 cu ft

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HISTORY: Working alongside professionals for over 100 years". Fiat. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  2. ^ Citivan leaflet. Fiat UK. 1978.