Seat 1500

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The SEAT 1500 was a Spanish-built 6-seater model of saloon and estate cars, based on the Italian Fiat 1500L. The 1500 was the successor to the SEAT 1400 C: it was manufactured between 1963 and 1972, with the five door estate ("Familiar") version arriving in 1965. Apart from the larger engine, differences between the 1500 and the C version of its predecessor were limited to such minor details as a speedometer that now read up to 85 M. P. H..

There was also a '1500 pick-up' offered, and the coach builder ONECA developed a long-wheelbase 'pullman' version. A total of approximately 134,765 cars were produced.

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The SEAT 1500 was a Spanish-built 6-seater model of saloon and estate cars, based on the Italian Fiat 1500L. The 1500 was the successor to the SEAT 1400 C: it was manufactured between 1963 and 1972, with the five door estate ("Familiar") version arriving in 1965. Apart from the larger engine, differences between the 1500 and the C version of its predecessor were limited to such minor details as a speedometer that now read up to 85 M. P. H..

There was also a '1500 pick-up' offered, and the coach builder ONECA developed a long-wheelbase 'pullman' version. A total of approximately 134,765 cars were produced.

From 1969, both 1.8 and 2-litre diesel versions of the SEAT 1500 were offered, and most would be used as taxis. Initially only cars with the smaller diesel engines were delivered, using an engine last seen in the Mercedes Benz 180D with a claimed output in this application of 45 HP. According to one report this version took nearly 50 seconds to reach 60 M. P. H., but fuel cost savings were impressive, helped by the lower level of sales tax on diesel fuel. These were the first diesel powered saloons manufactured in Spain. Fiat were not producing diesel engines at this stage. Engines were supplied by Mercedes Benz and Perkins Engines Company Limited. The diesel engines supplied to SEAT by Mercedes Benz were versions of the four cylinder diesel engines that powered Mercedes diesel engined cars in many corners of Europe in the 1960s.

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