1972 Fiat 500 R


  • Particularly rare and desirable 'R' variant with 600 cm³ engine
  • Subject of a recent complete restoration
  • Impeccably presented inside and out

The Attractions

Launched at the same time as the new Fiat 126, the 500 R (or Rinnovata) shared the 600 cc engine of its new, more modern sibling and is therefore one of the most usable classic Fiat 500s. Very few were made, so the remaining examples are highly sought after.

This 1972 Fiat 500 R was the subject of a recent restoration, completed by the seller after purchasing the car with work to be completed in 2020. Now finished to a high standard, this car awaits a new owner who wants to use and enjoy it. It presents itself impeccably in every respect, and is a very attractive opportunity for those who want a complete and well-tuned car.

History and Documentation

  • Not ASI registered
  • Odometer read 83,000 km, but after restoration the mileage was reset to 0
  • Withdrawn from circulation in 2000 and thus remains unregistered for road use
  • Retains ACI documentation for re-registration in Italy, or any other country
  • Restoration started in 2017 by previous owner
  • The seller bought it partially restored - the bodywork was finished but work had stopped there

Restoration was started in 2017, with dismantling and painting in its original colour carried out by the previous owner, who then abandoned the restoration. In 2020 it was purchased by the new owner and, apart from the bodywork, underwent a total restoration/revision.

The restoration work was completed by repainting the four wheels and fitting four tyres with new inner tubes. The 500 is free of any traces of rust or corrosion and retains all original sheet metal.

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  • Repainted in its original colour
  • The bodywork was restored to a high standard before the seller bought it
  • The chrome trim is in good condition, as are the badges and lettering, the headlights and all the windows
  • There are no visible signs of corrosion or damage
  • Interior completely restored and largely new, from the seats to the door panels to the canvas roof
  • Steering wheel, odometer and some other details are original, but have all been checked and reconditioned
  • No noticeable wear and tear on upholstery and controls


  • Two-cylinder 600 cm³ petrol engine
  • Four-speed manual gearbox
  • The seller informs us that it starts easily and drives very well
During the restoration, new parts were replaced:

  • Brake hoses, brake master cylinder, wheel cylinders and pads
  • Steering box
  • Headlights
  • Bumpers
  • Windscreen washers and wipers
  • New hubcaps and drive shaft sleeves
  • Gear lever and pins
  • New distributor, cables and spark plugs

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1972
  • Make Fiat
  • Model 500
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 83,978 Kilometres
  • Engine size 599
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Schio
  • Country Italy
Bidding history
25 bids
  • pe•••• €5,300 24/04/24
  • le•••• €5,200 24/04/24
  • le•••• €5,100 17/04/24
  • di•••• €5,000 17/04/24
  • le•••• €4,999 17/04/24
  • di•••• €4,900 17/04/24
  • di•••• €4,800 17/04/24
  • le•••• €4,700 17/04/24
  • di•••• €4,600 17/04/24
  • le•••• €4,500 17/04/24
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