1936 Fiat 500 ‘Topolino’


  • Early 500 ‘A’ from first year of production 
  • Tidy and very usable condition inside and out 
  • One registered keeper since 2017
  • Iconic original and unmodified pre-war classic 
  • RHD car ideal for UK roads 

The Appeal 

Fiat, in typical style, gave it a purely functional name, but Italians took it to their hearts and gave it a much better one. The Topolino, the ‘little mouse,’ put wheels under inter-war Italian families and was so popular that it became an icon. It spawned a run of cars that still exists today. 
For many collectors the Topolino is more charismatic and endearing even that Nuova 500, which is arguably the benchmark on both counts. This one shows why, handsomely finished in dark blue with neat red pinstriping and black wings. Inside there is blue trim with grey accents. 
It is a very early ‘Topolino A’ from the first year of production. Arriving here in August 2015, it has had just two registered UK keepers, the current one since 2017. It has been sparingly used in that time, spending recent years in dry storage from which it has recently emerged. Due to the lack of use buyers should factor in some recommissioning. 
The condition is very presentable with a gentle patina of age across the interior and exterior. Arguably that adds to rather than detracts. This pretty RHD pre-war Italian classic will always be amongst the most unusual and interesting cars wherever it goes with the lucky buyer. 

The History and Paperwork

  • First UK registered 1st August 2015
  • 1936 car from the first year of 500 production 
  • RHD car 
  • Registered as a Historic Vehicle 
  • Two UK registered keepers 
  • Current keeper since December 2017 
  • Historic Vehicle that is MOT, tax and ULEZ exempt 
  • Last MOT expired 22nd August 2019 with no advisories and 50,069kms on test 
  • Now showing 51,893kms
  • Recently dry stored for some years 

The Condition

  • Attractive dark blue paintwork in generally good order with red pinstriping and black wings 
  • Paintwork appears to be an older restoration in presentable condition 
  • Some signs of age and use across panels as shown in photographs 
  • These points appear to be minor such as roof starburst 
  • Small bubbles to front wing and minor cracks to doors to note in photographs 
  • Unmodified exterior fittings with original features retained such as trafficators
  • Fitted with rear indicators for safety 
  • Rear luggage rack with wicker basket affixed by leather straps 
  • Silver steel wheels in good condition showing only minor aging and fitted with chrome Fiat hub caps 
  • Full folding vinyl roof in good condition and operating correctly 
  • Unmodified interior with simple dashboard and original three spoke wheel 
  • Blue vinyl seats with grey piping and small rear single seat behind 
  • Grey carpets with blue piping to front and rear in fair condition showing light staining 
  • Light staining to grey door cards but not unsightly 
  • Underside presents well with no advisories on last MOT test before storage 

The Mechanics 

  • 4cyl 567cc 13hp Fiat engine 
  • 4spd synchromesh gearbox 
  • No reported running or driving issues 
  • Long term recent storage so some recommissioning to be anticipated
  • No mechanical or running gear advisories on last MOT test in 2018 

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Auction Details
  • Year 1936
  • Make Fiat
  • Model Topolino
  • Colour Blue
  • Mileage 51,893 Miles
  • Engine size 567
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Harlow
  • County Essex
  • Country United Kingdom
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Bidding history
4 Bids
  • 308Ferr•••• £1,000 19/07/24
  • jackatt•••• £350 18/07/24
  • 98kbidd•••• £250 18/07/24
  • kurtyin•••• £100 18/07/24

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